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Characters Try On Different Cultures In 'Other Language'

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Francesca Marciano about her new book, The Other Language, a collection of stories about characters experiencing new cultures and taking on new identities.
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Book Tells Of Life As A Perennial Co-Star, Almost Famous

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Judy Greer about the pitfalls of semi-celebrity, as depicted in her new memoir, I Don't Know What You Know Me From.
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Book Of War Photos Is 'Testament' To Slain Journalist's Work

Three years ago, photojournalist Chris Hondros was killed in Libya. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Jonathan Klein, co-founder of Getty Images, about a new book of Hondros' searing photographs.
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Check It Out! A Photographic Tour Of America's Public Libraries

From one-room historic buildings to modern architectural marvels, Robert Dawson has been photographing libraries for almost 20 years. His new book is called The Public Library.
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A Sheep Killer Is On The Loose In 'All the Birds, Singing'

All The Birds, Singing is the second novel by Australian-British author Evie Wyld. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Wyld about her sinister story revolving around the life of Jake, a sheep farmer.
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So You Need A Celebrity Book. Who Ya Gonna Call? Ghostwriters

Nonfiction shelves are full of memoirs by people who can't actually write. They're brought to you by authors who suppress their own ego to write in a famous voice — in exchange for a hefty check.
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Jackie Collins' Mob Princess Serves Up A Cookbook You Can't Refuse

Collins' The Lucky Santangelo Cookbook is named for her plucky heroine, the daughter of a former gangster. It's got recipes for linguine and the author's eponymous cocktail — but no health food.
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Cursed With Mom Guilt? Charlie Brown Might Cure What Ails You

Whenever writer Yiyun Li feels guilty about her parenting choices, she turns to Peanuts for refuge, holding on to the comforting comic strip as tightly as Linus clutches his security blanket.
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Poisoned Cigars And A Painful Chapter In Our History

This week saw celebrations of the anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and revelation of the ZunZuneo scandal. Paul Reyes and Ralph Eubanks recommend The Cultural Cold War and We Are Not Afraid.
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After A Disaster In 'Family Life,' Relief Never Comes

Akhil Sharma took over a decade to write his novel, Family Life, a mostly autobiographical account of an immigrant family and an accident that shatters their dreams for the future.

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