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Edugyan's latest novel, Washington Black, tells the story of a boy who escapes slavery and embarks on a voyage of scientific discovery. It has been shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize.
Author: Sam Briger
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:19 pm
"There are so many talented, amazing people and if you're not booking them, it's either out of laziness or the fact you really don't care," says the co-host of the 2 Dope Queens podcast.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
Them doesn't read like a campaign book — there's no humble-bragging about accomplishments. Sasse instead focuses on building relationships, but doesn't go deep enough or propose tangible solutions.
Author: Michael Schaub
Posted: October 15, 2018, 4:04 pm
Esi Edugyan's new novel centers on a boy who escapes slavery via hot air balloon — before crashing down to hard historical realities. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Washington Black "a wonder."
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:17 pm
Author Nicholas Eames's series The Band is a joyous mashup of classic rock and fantasy tropes — because if there were monsters, why wouldn't there be bands of celebrity mercenaries to slay them?
Author: Jason Heller
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:00 am
RJ Young developed an interest in guns in order to bond with his white father-in-law. The experience is chronicled is his new book, Let It Bang.
Author: Shereen Marisol Meraji
Posted: October 14, 2018, 9:24 pm
Alyson Hagy's new dystopian novel paints an America torn apart by war and plague, leaving little of the past intact. It's a lean, hungry book that draws on Appalachian folk myths, mercilessly told.
Author: Jason Sheehan
Posted: October 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
Legend says that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England will fall. Luckily, ravenmaster Chris Skaife is there to care for them, and he's got a new book about these extraordinary birds.
Author: Petra Mayer
Posted: October 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Barbara Kingsolver about her novel "Unsheltered," where a dilapidated Victorian house, family fortunes in decline and the pressures of middle age all converge.
Posted: October 14, 2018, 12:00 pm
Tana French's new standalone novel packs a lot of character and background information into the first few chapters, but the atmosphere and dialogue will keep you turning pages as the mystery unfolds.
Author: Bethanne Patrick
Posted: October 14, 2018, 11:00 am
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