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'The Unwitting' Explores The Lure Of Complicity

The Unwitting by Ellen Feldman is part love story, part mystery and part political thriller set during the Cold War.
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In New Memoir, Marion Barry Defends Legacy While Calling Out Foes

Marion Barry is both introspective and combative in his new autobiography, writing that his legacy should be known for more than the 1990 arrest that brought him worldwide notoriety.
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Painful Path To Fatherhood Inspires Poet's New Collection

Douglas Kearney tells NPR's Rachel Martin about the anguish of miscarriages and the tough decisions presented by in vitro fertilization — experiences that inspired his latest book, Patter.
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A Media Critique In 'The Last Magazine'

When Michael Hastings died, he was known as a reporter. The Last Magazine, just published posthumously, proves him a novelist as well. NPR's Rachel Martin discusses it with his widow, Elise Jordan.
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'Brutal Youth': Three High Schoolers Fight To Survive Bullying

Entertainment Weekly reporter Anthony Breznican calls his debut novel a mix between Fight Club and The Breakfast Club.
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Author Reveals Imagined Pop Icons' Letters In 'Dear Luke'

Dear Luke, We Need To Talk. Darth is a fictitious compilation of notes and letters by some of popular culture's beloved characters. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with its author, John Moe.
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In 'Pills And Starships,' Teens Come Of Age On A Devastated Earth

Pills and Starships is a dystopian tale set in a world ravaged by climate change. NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Lydia Millet about her new young-adult novel set in the future.
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Not My Job: Author Mary Higgins Clark Gets Quizzed On Writer's Block

The suspense writer is known for being enormously prolific, so we've invited her to come play a game called "I got nothin'." Three questions about authors who aren't so lucky.
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Eric Cantor And A Defeat Of Biblical Proportions

As part of our series "This Week's Must-Read," poet David Lehman recommends a book for those still surprised by Eric Cantor's political upset.
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'Lawrence' Of Arabia: From Archaeologist To War Hero

Scott Anderson's book explains how British officer T.E. Lawrence used his knowledge of Arab culture and medieval history to advance British causes. Originally broadcast Aug. 19, 2013.

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