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Book News: What Will 'Win' Oddest Title Of The Year?

Also: The U.K. issues Jane Austen postage stamps; in the U.S., biographer Paula Broadwell's promotion in the Army Reserves is suspended; it's Edward Gorey's birthday; and an anti-bullying poem goes viral.
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"Vampires in the Lemon Grove"

Karen Russell earned early praise for her work: a coveted "5 Under 35" award from the National Book Foundation for her first short story collection, and her first novel, "Swamplandia!," was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. She's in the studio with Kojo to talk about her latest work.

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The Past And Future Of Big Box Bookstores

Barnes & Noble recently announced it will close nearly 300 bookstores over the coming decade. We consider the past and future of chain bookstores.

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Bookend: Manil Suri On Living In Md., Writing About India

Acclaimed novelist Manil Suri was born in India, but he honed his writing on his native country here in Washington.

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Fifty Years After "The Feminine Mystique" (Rebroadcast)

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book "The Feminine Mystique." Diane considers its relevance today and the ongoing debate over gender equality at work and at home.

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Book News: Even Mark Twain Has A Shirtless Picture On The Internet

Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
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Tina Brown's Must Reads: The Post-Sept. 11 World

Tina Brown, editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, joins NPR's Steve Inskeep for another round of reading recommendations. This month, she offers three picks that show how the world looks after the 2001 attacks.

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