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Boozy Birth Of The American Mafia In Lehane's Latest

Author Dennis Lehane says he has always loved the clothes, cars and movies of the Prohibition era — which might be why he has set his new novel there. Live By Night doesn't tell the usual Prohibition story about whiskey smugglers — instead it heads south to Florida for a gritty tale of rumrunning.
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India's Influential Journalist

Acclaimed novelist and muckraking journalist Tarun Tejpal joins Kojo to talk about corruption and the complexity of life in India.

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Housekeeping Tips From One Mercurial 'Mommy'

She's been known to drink a bottle of Kahlua in the bathtub while ignoring the knocks of her kids outside. She has no shame, and she swears an extremely blue streak. In his new novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, humorist Ian Frazier spends a year in the life of a temperamental housewife.
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How Teachers Can Avoid The October Blues

For many teachers, September brings grand plans for the new school year. October sees those plans fall under the weight of classroom challenges. Teacher Roxanna Elden writes about how young educators can survive and thrive in her book, See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers, and she speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee.
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Being 'Joseph Anton,' Rediscovering Salman Rushdie

John Powers reviews the author's memoir of his time in hiding — the result of a fatwah calling for his murder after the publication of The Satanic Verses.
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Three-Minute Fiction Round 9 Stories: 'The Interview'

The judging process for Round 9 of Three-Minute Fiction is now under way. NPR's Bob Mondello reads an excerpt from one standout story, The Interview, written by Georgia Mierswa.

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