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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:45 -0400Washington Post reporter Amy Goldstein talks about her book Janesville: An American Story, that's about a factory town in Wisconsin that lost its lifeblood when its factory shut down.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:00 -0400Daniel Sharfstein's new book Thunder In the Mountains sheds new light on the Nez Perce Indian wars, and the two historical figures on each side of the conflict: Chief Joseph and Oliver Otis Howard.
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 08:07:31 -0400The author behind the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series writes from experience — her parents divorced when she was young, and she says the divisions remain "to this day."
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 05:00:30 -0400After an incorrect dose of a chemotherapy drug for Crohn's disease caused Anne Webster's bone marrow to shut down, she decided that, if she survived, she'd write about her experience.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:30 -0400In her new book of short stories, Alison MacLeod spins biography, news stories and family history into surreal fiction. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks her about All the Beloved Ghosts.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:14:00 -0400Kate Moore's new book digs into the short, painful lives of the Radium Girls, who worked painting luminous dials on watches and clocks — and were poisoned by the glowing radium paint they used.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to adolescent sexuality, the subject of girls' pleasure is often left unspoken. Originally broadcast March 29, 2016.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:56:00 -0400Naturalist and author Lyanda Lynn Haupt took her research on Mozart to a whole new level when she invited a young starling into her home.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400For a new word to enter the dictionary, it must meet three criteria: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper explains the process in Word by Word.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:51:00 -0400"Everybody's got to get out there and find the piece that they can do," the Democratic Massachusetts senator says. She talks to NPR's Audie Cornish about her new book, the middle class and activism.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:32:00 -0400NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author James Forman, Jr., about his new book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America. It tells the story of how African Americans in law enforcement made the war on drugs very much their war.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:00 -0400Alyssa Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She describes that era in her new memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:04:00 -0400Amid the rise of nationalism, David Greene talks to Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid, who sees migration as an inalienable human right. His new novel is called, Exit West.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:30:00 -0400David Letterman, one of the most famous people in America, is an enigma. Jason Zinoman's new book, Letterman: The Last Giant of Late Night, looks at the late night talk show host's long career and the impact it still has on broadcasting today.
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 04:44:00 -0400The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early 1900s — and then members started turning up dead. David Grann's Killers of the Flower Moon describes the dark plot against them.