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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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Readers' Review: "Woman At Point Zero" By Nawal El Saadawi

"Woman at Point Zero" is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty end with her facing execution at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism.

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Daniel Silva: "The English Girl"

The latest spy novel by best-selling novelist Daniel Silva. Character Gabriel Allon, an Israeli intelligence officer, is thrust into a game of shadows when a beautiful young British woman vanishes on the island of Corsica.

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Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

A debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran based on the true story of the author’s own birth in a prison in Tehran. The book follows the lives of several political prisoners and their children, who inherit their country’s tenuous future.

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Khaled Hosseini: "And The Mountains Echoed"

The author of the international best-seller “The Kite Runner” sets his latest novel in Afghanistan, San Francisco and Paris. How a wrenching family decision echoes across generations and time zones.

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Elizabeth Strout: "The Burgess Boys: A Novel"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout talks about her new novel, "The Burgess Boys." It centers on three adult siblings haunted by a childhood tragedy and facing a crisis involving Somali refugees in their small Maine hometown.

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Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings"

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel begins in 1974 when six teenagers meet at an artsy summer camp. It traces their lifelong friendship and how their individual talents play out in life.

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