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Novel Humanizes The 'Hyena Of The Gestapo'

Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932 is the latest novel by author Francine Prose. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Prose about her novel, set in Paris from the 1920s to the end of World War II.
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In 'Clash Of The Financial Pundits,' Clarity For The Investor?

Millions of Americans get their financial advice from high-profile pundits on talk radio and cable television. The new book Clash of the Financial Pundits looks at how they affect our investments.
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No One Wants To Be With The Marlboro Man: Terry Crews On 'Manhood'

Actor Terry Crews has an NFL physique that's perfect for action films, but it's his sense of humor that's won over fans. Crews' revealing new memoir is called Manhood.
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Mark Twain's Famous Outcasts Float Through Three Centuries

Huck Finn and his friend Jim float down the Mississippi through the Jim Crow South and Hurricane Katrina in a new book called The Boy in His Winter. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Norman Lock.
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'Wynne's War,' A Modern Take On The Classic 'Mideastern'

Wynne's War is part western, part war novel. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Aaron Gwyn about the book that follows a U.S. Special Forces unit on horseback through Afghanistan.
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A Burrito With A Side Of Prose At Chipotle

The restaurant chain Chipotle is bringing literature to its cups and bags. Writers are penning stories that customers can read while they eat. Ever hear the tale of The Old Man and the Burrito?
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A 'New York Times' Shake-up, But Not The One You're Thinking Of

The New York Times made news this week when it announced Jill Abramson's departure. For a deeper understanding of the paper's history, author Kevin Roose recommends Hard News by Seth Mnookin.
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.

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The Shifting Culture of American Fiction with Chad Harbach

Author Chad Harbach joins us to consider the changing landscape of America's publishing industry.

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Wole Soyinka: I Just Want Those Monsters Exterminated

The Nigerian Nobel laureate says the abduction of more than 250 girls by extremist group Boko Haram is a defining moment for his country.

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