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Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

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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Fannie Flagg: "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion"

Diane talks with author, actor and comedian Fannie Flag about her latest book. It's a comic mystery novel about two women who are forced to re-imagine who they are.

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John Grisham: "Sycamore Row"

John Grisham's latest novel is the long-awaited sequel to "A Time to Kill." It's a story about race and inheritance in a rural Mississippi town.

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Readers' Review: "Frankenstein" By Mary Shelley

For our next Readers' Review: a classic horror tale that has fascinated readers for almost two centuries. Diane and her guests discuss "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.

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Jim Lehrer: "Top Down: A Novel Of The Kennedy Assassination"

Jim Lehrer was a young reporter in Dallas when President Kennedy was shot. The former PBS newsman's new novel imagines how the assassination changes the life of a Secret Service agent and his family.

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Julie Andrews: "The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles In The Snow"

Singer and actress Julie Andrews talks with Diane about her life and the latest children's book she co-wrote with her daughter.

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Wally Lamb: "We Are Water"

The latest novel by the best-selling author of "She's Come Undone." It’s the story of how a family is changed forever after a flood kills a young mother in a small Connecticut town.

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Alice McDermott: "Someone"

National Book Award-winning author Alice McDermott talks about her latest novel, her first in seven years. It's the story of an ordinary woman's life, its heartbreaks and its joys.

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Juan Gabriel Vasquez: "The Sound Of Things Falling"

A new novel set in Colombia explores what happens when an entire nation is gripped by fear. How Colombia's brutal drug wars alter a generation - and how a nation reclaims its soul.

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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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