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Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:41:28 -0500The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who's haunted by a former boss. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bader and Neil Steinberg about their book, "Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," a new anthology about addiction and sobriety.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:35 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks to Nina Collins about a new book of short stories written by her late mother, Kathleen Collins, one of the first African-American filmmakers. The book is called "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?"
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:12:00 -0500Bonnie Mackay has written an unusual sort of memoir: Tree of Treasures is the story of her life, told through Christmas tree ornaments. She has nearly 3,000 of them, divided into 67 classifications.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 05:03:00 -0500In 1962, Peter — an African-American boy exploring his neighborhood after a snowstorm — broke the color barrier in mainstream children's publishing. A new book pays tribute to author Ezra Jack Keats.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:09:00 -0500Jones became an activist after Harvey Milk's assassination, and he lost countless friends to the AIDS epidemic. He says, "There are some days when it is so painful that I really can barely function."
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:42:00 -0500In her new memoir, The Princess Diarist, Fisher looks back on playing Princess Leia when she was 19 and reflects on her romantic involvement with her older, married co-star, Harrison Ford.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:01:00 -0500Steve Inskeep talks to the BBC's Andrew Harding about his book: The Mayor of Mogadishu. It's a look at Somalia's modern history through the life story of one of its most controversial politicians.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:38:47 -0500NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Julia Baird about her new book "Victoria the Queen." Baird says that contrary to how she is usually remembered, Queen Victoria was a lively and dedicated ruler.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 09:06:00 -0500NPR's Scott Simon talks with Yale history professor Carlos Eire about living in the United States as a Cuban refugee. Eire is the author of "Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy."
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:26:00 -0500Amaro is considered "grandpa's drink" and a digestive aid in its native Italy, but not stateside, where this centuries-old, bittersweet liqueur has become popular on cocktail menus.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:37:00 -0500Carrie Fisher is very much an open book about the crazy ups and downs in her life. The actress best known as Princess Leia in the Star Wars films has a new book on her start in show business.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:24:00 -0500The Daily Show host revisits his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa in his new memoir, Born a Crime. Noah says writing the book helped him see that his mother was the real hero of his story.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:18:00 -0500Her new book, Swing Time, tells the story of two girls who dream of being dancers, but only one has the talent to do so. Smith says talent is the most unfair of gifts; you either have it or you don't.