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Mario Alberto Zambrano: "Loteria: A Novel"

A former international ballet star talks about his second career as a writer. He describes how a card game he played as a child inspired his first novel about a troubled Mexican-American family.

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A Conversation With Author Tana French

Irish author Tana French recently won the prestigious Los Angeles Times Book Prize for thrillers. But her plots are often about more than solving grisly murders. Her fourth book, “Broken Harbor,” is a psychological thriller that also explores a downtrodden Ireland after the fall of the Celtic Tiger. Tana French joins Diane to talk about her best-selling novels and how her career as an actress influences her writing.

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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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