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Tina Brown's Recommended Readings Have Luck In Common

As part of the series "Word of Mouth," on Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep talks to Newsweek and The Daily Beast editor Tina Brown for her reading recommendations.

Coming To 'Americanah': Two Tales Of Immigrant Experience

The new book from Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a knockout of a novel about immigration that transcends genre. It's everything from a coming-of-age novel to a romance to a comic novel of social manners to an up-to-the-minute meditation on race.

Book News: Justice Department Says Apple Led Price-Fixing Ring

Also: George Orwell's rules for making tea; what Antigone can teach us about the burial of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Easy Rawlins Is Alive, Or Is He?

After six years, author Walter Mosley breathes life back into his detective hero Easy Rawlins — thought dead after crashing his car off a cliff. Easy embarks on another case, but as the lines blur between death and dying, he may discover answers to questions he hadn't thought to ask.
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Therese Anne Fowler: "Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald"

Author Therese Anne Fowler talks about her fictional take on Zelda Fitzgerald -- the woman, muse and icon who continues to fascinate.


'Guns At Last Light' Illuminates Final Months Of World War II

Historian Rick Atkinson's new book completes his trilogy on the second world war. He tells NPR's Steve Inskeep that the events of the war may be 70 years in the past, but they're still very much a part of American culture.