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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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Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

A new novel explores whether a person whose life is built on lies can be a good and loving parent.

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George Saunders: "Tenth of December"

George Saunders has a new collection of short stories. How the MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow went from working in the oil fields of Asia to writing critically acclaimed fiction.

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Ru Freeman: "On Sal Mal Lane"

A journalist uses her experiences growing up during Sri Lanka's civil war to inform her latest novel. Ru Freeman describes how growing religious and ethnic tensions affected children from diverse backgrounds living on an ordinary lane in Colombo in the years preceding the war.

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Dinaw Mengestu On The African Immigrant Experience (Rebroadcast)

The acclaimed novelist and 2012 MacArthur Fellow Dinaw Mengestu discusses his writing, his heritage and the immigrant experience.

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