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Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.
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Book Review: 'Night in Shanghai'

Alan Cheuse reviews Night in Shanghai, by Nicole Mones.
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These Stories Consider Solitude, With Echoes Of Emily Dickinson

It's been 15 years since acclaimed writer Lorrie Moore has brought out a new short story collection. Bark has some clunkers and some keepers, but critic Maureen Corrigan says it was worth the wait.
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When It Comes To Women's Writing, How Do Publications Stack Up?

For the fourth year in a row, VIDA has tallied the gender breakdown in prominent literary journals. Some outlets, like The New York Times Book Review, have grown more equal; others, not so much.
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Comedian Ages With Humor — And Effort

In her new book of essays, I See You Made an Effort, comedian Annabelle Gurwitch muses on middle-aged life. Critic Heller McAlpin says that the book, infused throughout with "sharp wit," is hilarious.
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Book Review: 'Bark'

Alan Cheuse reviews Lorrie Moore's new collection of stories, her first in 16 years.
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During World War I, Germany Unleashed 'Terrorist Cell In America'

In Dark Invasion, Howard Blum explores the campaign of sabotage that Germany inflicted on an unsuspecting U.S. As ships and factories blew up, "no one really suspected a spy network," he says.
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Online, Researcher Says, Teens Do What They've Always Done

In the world of social media research, Danah Boyd is a star. She says most adults misread and overreact to the online lives of teenagers. But as the title of her new book suggests, It's Complicated.
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'A' Is For Anxiety, 'G' Is For Guilt: The ABCs Of Breast Cancer

In 2010, just minutes after sitting in on an interview with President Obama, NPR's Madhulika Sikka got a life-changing phone call: She had breast cancer. Her new book is a guide to what happens next.
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If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again

In Dragnet Nation, Julia Angwin describes an oppressive blanket of electronic data surveillance. "There's a price you pay for living in the modern world," she says. "... You have to share your data."

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