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'Middlesteins' Digs Into The Dark Side Of Food

A few years ago, you might not have thought that something as basic as the food we eat would become trendy. But that's what's happened. Now a new novel takes on the subject of appetite and excess. Author Meg Wolitzer says The Middlesteins, by Jami Attenberg, is worth picking up.
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Tom Wolfe Takes Miami's Pulse In 'Back To Blood'

Wolfe tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies that what makes Miami exceptional is the story of how an immigrant community rose to dominate its political landscape in just over a generation. His new novel deals with racial and ethnic conflict among the city's diverse inhabitants.
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America's Facebook Generation Is Reading Strong

Young Americans are reading more than just status updates and 140-character tweets. A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that among 16- to 29-year-olds, 8 in 10 have read a book in the past year. That's compared with 7 in 10 among adults in general.
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Running Toward Redemption On 'Ransom Road'

Author Caleb Daniloff spent 15 years struggling with alcoholism. His new memoir, Running Ransom Road, describes the way an addiction to running began to replace his addiction to alcohol. Running, Daniloff says, gave him a sense of clarity and transformation that aided his recovery.
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David Von Drehle: "Rise to Greatness"

The story of Abraham Lincoln's rise to greatness in 1862, America's most perilous year.

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Three-Minute Fiction

Three-Minute Fiction is getting ready to wrap up as graduate students from across the country comb through nearly 4,000 submissions and pass the best of the best on to judge Brad Meltzer, author of The Inner Circle. NPR's Susan Stamberg reads an excerpt from one of their favorites, Executive Copy, by Cori Schattner of New York.

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