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Jason Matthews: "Red Sparrow"

A debut spy novel by a 33-year veteran of the CIA. The book pits a beautiful Russian intelligence officer, a trained seductress, against a rookie American agent.

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Readers' Review: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" By Muriel Spark

For our August Readers' Review: the story of a charismatic, unconventional teacher and the influence she has on her pupils.

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Book Buying In The Digital Age

Can an algorithm ever really replicate the serendipity of stumbling across a new author in a book store?

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Susan Choi: "My Education"

A professor's dark world, a graduate student's obsession and a torrid affair that turns lives upside down: Susan Choi on her new novel.

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Simon Van Booy: "The Illusion Of Separateness" (Rebroadcast)

Author Simon Van Booy joins Diane to discuss his latest novel, "The Illusion of Separateness." Inspired by true events, it tells the stories of different people in various places and times, linked together in unexpected ways.

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Simon Van Booy: "The Illusion Of Separateness"

Author Simon Van Booy joins Diane to discuss his latest novel, "The Illusion of Separateness." Inspired by true events, it tells the stories of different people in various places and times, linked together in unexpected ways.

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Karen Joy Fowler: "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves"

The latest novel by the bestselling author of the "Jane Austen Book Club." The book explores what happens to a family in Indiana after it decides to participate in a scientific experiment and raise a chimpanzee along with their two other children.

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Mary Louise Kelly: "Anonymous Sources"

Diane talks with NPR's former intelligence correspondent about her new novel and the often precarious relationship between reporters and their sources.

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Margaret Atwood: "MaddAddam"

In the third book in a dystopian trilogy, Margaret Atwood writes about what happens to a small group of survivors after a pandemic wipes out most of humanity.

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Lionel Shriver: "Big Brother"

The subject of food can be a minefield in today’s society. Novelist Lionel Shriver on the strain an obese brother puts on his family.

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