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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family

Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.
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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III

Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.
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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.
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D.C. Public Library Pitches In To Create First-Ever Library For Inmates At D.C. Jail

Inmates at the D.C. Jail can now access something they rarely had before: books.
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Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book

Sante Fe's most famous ghost is Hannah Nordhaus' great-great-grandmother. Her new book American Ghost is mix of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.
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'Crescent Moon' Counts Down To Political Mayhem

Fatima Bhutto (niece of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto) has written several volumes of nonfiction and poetry; her first novel is a delicate but tense political thriller.
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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.
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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

John Hargrove says he left SeaWorld after seeing "devastating effects of captivity" on orcas. His new book is Beneath The Surface. SeaWorld disputes such claims and says it treats whales with respect.

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'13 Men,' No Clear Answers: Digging Into An Indian Gang Rape Case

Last year, a woman in rural India said that she'd been gang raped on the orders of her tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faleiro traveled to her village and found competing narratives and few facts.

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