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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:41:00 -0500Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich says that for Mormon women living in 19th century Utah, "plural marriages" were empowering in complicated ways.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:18 -0500The Guardian's Migration Correspondent Patrick Kingsley's book The New Odyssey follows several migrants on their journeys from war-torn countries in the Middle East and Africa to Europe.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:02:24 -0500Hey Harry, Hey Matilda is a funny and sometimes icky story of twins. It's told through the twins' emails and unfolds around a lie. Author Rachel Hulin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro about her new novel.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:45 -0500The Divergent author's new series takes place in a world where everyone has a gift that reflects their personality. One character has what Roth describes as "a supernatural form of chronic pain."
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500The author of the novel The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, has died at the age of 89. Scott Simon spoke with him in 2011 about the novel — and he said he never meant for it to be so scary.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500Henry Morgenthau III had a long and eventful life even before he started writing poetry in his 90s. Now, at age 100, he's promoting his first poetry collection, called A Sunday in Purgatory.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:21:00 -0500Lemony Snicket, AKA Daniel Handler, wrote the children's book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events. Handler spoke to Terry Gross in 2001 and in 2012, when he brought his accordion to the studio.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:29:00 -0500Writer Gregor Hens doesn't smoke anymore, but he still thinks about it every day. He says he started writing his memoir as a way to deal with the longing.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:49:00 -0500Buck's new memoir details his experiences in sports and life, including his addiction to hair-plug transplants. When it comes to announcing, he says, "I don't have a rooting interest for either side."
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 16:36:00 -0500Shanthi Sekaran's new novel tells the story of a Mexican woman who has entered the U.S. without papers and an Indian-American chef struggling to have a baby.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:39:00 -0500Author Lisa Servon says a growing number of Americans are giving up on traditional banks and relying instead on alternatives, including prepaid debit cards, check-cashing centers and payday lenders.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:01:00 -0500Young people have always used language in new ways, and it has always driven older people crazy. But the linguist John McWhorter says all the LOLs are part of an inevitable evolution of language.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:33:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Omar Saif Ghobash, who wrote the book, Letters to a Young Muslim.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:00:00 -0500The tradition of giving a goodbye address goes all the way back to the nation's first president. Author John Avlon says George Washington's farewell was remarkably prescient and prophetic.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 08:35:28 -0500What should a happy family look like? Writer Dan Kois is embarking on a year-long trip around the world with his family — to investigate how families in other cultures live.