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Book Review: 'All The Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid'

The new book by Matt Bai explores the political resonance of Gary Hart, whose presidential ambitions were dashed when he revealed he had an affair.
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Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension

Richard Blanco, who read "One Today" at Obama's inauguration in 2013, explores the collision of sexual, artistic and cultural identity in his new memoir about his childhood in Miami.
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'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love

NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to novelist Sarah Waters about her latest book, The Paying Guests. It's a historical novel and a lesbian love story, with a courtroom drama mixed in.
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From Glass To Artificial Light: The Innovations That Got Us To 'Now'

NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks to Stephen Johnson about his new book and TV series, How We Got to Now. He looks at six innovations that he thinks shaped the modern world.
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Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel

Director David Cronenberg's debut work of fiction is not for the faint of heart. Consumed follows two journalists as they chase stories of cannibalism, backroom surgeries, self-mutilation and murder.
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Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word

Pick up a banned book. Look for the scenes and language that once made people blush. Do those sections still have the power to make you gasp?
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Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master'

"It's only 10 or 15 pages," he says, "but still you got to get it right." Theroux's new collection, Mr. Bones, tells stories of the odd person out.
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What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior

Animal behaviorist John Bradshaw's books Cat Sense and Dog Sense detail what cat and dog owners should expect from their animals. Cat Sense originally aired Sept. 5, 2013. Dog Sense originally aired May 26, 2011.
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'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves

In 2011, 28-year-old Derek Boogaard — one of the NHL's most fearsome fighters — was found dead of an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol. He also showed signs of serious brain injury.
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As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion

This week, the CDC predicted there could be tens of thousands of Ebola cases if the disease is not controlled soon. Author Alaya Dawn Johnson turns to a favorite novel for wisdom amid this epidemic.

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