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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress estimates that a print version of the ever-evolving, online encyclopedia would fill more than 1,000 1,200-page volumes. Now they just need $50,000 to do it.
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'A Small Player' On The Brink Of Self-Destruction

Lawrence Osborne's new novel, The Ballad of a Small Player, is set in the casinos of Macao where a haunting tale unfolds. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with the author about gambling and addiction.
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Miss Lonelyhearts No More: Three Surprising Books of Advice

Author Roy Peter Clark recommends three books that are hardly the work of your average agony aunt: a WWII-era cookbook, an zoological sex guide and a compilation of 60 years of no-nonsense advice.
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Vladimir Putin Is Right Out Of A Russian Novel

Russia has a long and legendary literary tradition that can perhaps give us insight into their president today.
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'Lovesongs' Examines What It Means To Come Home

A new novel, Shotgun Lovesongs, interlaces the stories of friends who keep returning to each other, to grasp hold of where they are in the world. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Nickolas Butler.
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A Grand Tradition Of Family Drama In 'Cavendon Hall'

Best-selling author Barbara Taylor Bradford's new novel follows two families living in a grand Edwardian manor. She tells NPR that Downton-style dramas are a way of encapsulating life in one house.
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In 'Storied Life,' Characters Come With A Reading List

At its heart, Gabrielle Zevin's new novel is a love letter to the joys of reading. Each chapter starts with the title of a book or short story, essentially introducing characters by what they read.
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An Ode To Our Newest Neighbor: Biden, The Pink Dwarf Planet

In honor of the newly discovered planet, 2012 VP113, aka Biden, author Jason Sheehan recommends First Light by Richard Preston and Andy Weir suggests the short story "Flatlander," by Larry Niven.
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Book Review: 'How To Dance As The Roof Caves In'

Poet Tess Taylor reviews Nick Lantz's third poetry collection, How to Dance As The Roof Caves In.
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School Choice In D.C.

For the 2014-2015 school year, D.C. piloted its first unified school application lottery, incorporating both traditional public schools and public charter schools into a single application process. As parents learn the results of their applications, we explore school choice in D.C.

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