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Minor Details: Three-Minute Fiction's Age Rules

When 11-year-old Kahlo Smith found out she couldn't enter Three-Minute Fiction she wanted to why.
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'The O'Briens': A Multigenerational Canadian Epic

Peter Behrens' new novel starts with a teen, ends with a railroad magnate, and covers plenty of ground in between. Canada's nation-building is the background of this sweeping family saga.
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A St. Patrick's Poem On Shamrocks And Stereotypes

Poet and Irish expatriate Frank Delaney has enjoyed success as a BBC host, Man Booker Prize judge and author of the best-selling novel, Ireland. To honor St. Patrick's Day, Delaney shares with Weekend Edition his original poem, Drowning the Shamrock.
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Pioneers Of The Sky: 3 Books That Take Flight

In the golden age of flight, pilots reveled in the magic of lonely nights aloft and suffered the perils of stormy skies. Author Gregory Crouch recommends three books that describe these harrowing aero-adventures. Do you remember the first time you flew? Tell us your story in the comments.
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I Confess Because I'm A Sinful Man, Author Says

Host Michel Martin talks with author Paul Wilkes about confession, or to be exact, The Art of Confession. That's the title of his new book. He's Catholic, but the kind of confession he calls for doesn't need you and a priest, separated by a thin wall. Wilkes says people of all faiths can have honest conversations with themselves.
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Revisiting John Updike's 'Fresh Air' Interviews

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Updike would have turned 80 on March 18, 2012. Fresh Air honors the late writer with excerpts from several interviews.
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The Religious Language In U.S. Foreign Policy

Historian Andrew Preston says questions in an undergraduate class he was teaching at the start of the 2003 invasion of Iraq spurred the research for his new book, Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith. "Once I started looking for religion [in U.S. foreign policy], it was everywhere," he says.

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