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Three-Minute Fiction Readings: 'Litter' And 'The Shirt'

NPR's Bob Mondello and Susan Stamberg read excerpts of two of the best submissions for Round 11 of our short story contest. They read Litter by Kalad Hovatter of Orange, Calif., and The Shirt by Jennifer Anderson of Shorewood, Wis.
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Mount Everest Climber Warns Of An Overpopulated Mountain

Perhaps no active climber is more closely associated with Mount Everest these days than Conrad Anker, who's also made the preservation of the world's highest mountain one of his priorities. If you've been to Mt. Everest, join our Sunday Conversation and tell us about your experience.
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'Nine Years' In A Baltimore Funeral Home

A summer job in a Baltimore funeral home turned into a nine-year career and lifelong passion for Sheri Booker. Her coming-of-age memoir recalls tears and trade secrets of the mortuary business.
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'Ten Black Men' Author Inspired By Music By Black Women

Author Andrea Davis Pinkney won this year's Coretta Scott-King award for her children's book, 'Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.' It's all about digging deeper into the lives of some of America's most important figures. For Tell Me More's occasional 'In Your Ear' series, she shares the songs that inspire her.
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Whitey Bulger Bio Profiles Boston's Most Notorious Gangster

Reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, who covered Bulger for years for The Boston Globe, have a book out about the career criminal. Bulger was wanted for 19 murders when he was captured by the FBI in 2011. Jury selection for his trial begins June 6.
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Book News: World's Oldest Torah Scroll Found, Italian Scholar Says

Also: Bill Clinton blurbs a comic book; Rev. Andrew M. Greeley has died; Molly Fischer on Zelda Fitzgerald.
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Field Trip! 10 Books That Will Send Kids Exploring

Children's librarian Mara Alpert recommends 10 titles that will send youngsters off on brand-new adventures. In these books, kids will learn what baby animals do on their first day of life, what baseball games are like in Japan, and what happens when you read a poem from bottom to top.
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Bookend: Marie Arana On Bringing Latin America To Life

In this month's edition of Bookend, we'll meet Marie Arana, author of a new biography of Simon Bolivar.

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