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NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with poet Li-Young Lee about his new collection of poetry, The Undressing. The book explores love, violence and the confusion between those emotional states.
Posted: February 24, 2018, 10:28 pm
Before Michelle McNamara died in 2016, she was working on a book that aimed to bring a serial rapist and murderer to justice. I'll Be Gone in the Dark has now been published.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: February 24, 2018, 1:08 pm
The playwright and screenwriter's first novel in 20 years is set in the Windy City of the 1920s, where the mob rules, the market for sin is thriving and the dialogue is as distinctive as ever.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: February 24, 2018, 1:08 pm
This tale of an RAF pilot, the Italian woman who rescues him after a crash, and 30 years later, his daughter, is so skillful and comforting that you may not even notice the fact that there's a war on.
Author: Bethanne Patrick
Posted: February 24, 2018, 12:01 pm
Commentator Adam Frank interviews physicist Clifford Johnson, who has taken a new approach to the exploration of questions about the nature of the universe — the graphic novel.
Author: Adam Frank
Posted: February 23, 2018, 4:21 pm
The collection of essays about black American life has been republished for Du Bois' 150th birthday anniversary — and still has plenty to say to those encountering it.
Author: Lynn Neary
Posted: February 23, 2018, 10:01 am
Inside Moebius is the last long-form book the legendary French comic artist completed before his death in 2012. It's a loopy story based on the notes he kept while weaning himself off of marijuana.
Author: Etelka Lehoczky
Posted: February 22, 2018, 12:00 pm
The great African-American sociologist, historian and writer W.E.B. Du Bois was born 150 years ago this week. His classic book, The Souls of Black Folk, has been republished with a new introduction.
Author: Lynn Neary
Posted: February 22, 2018, 10:07 am
Your parents' favorite travel expert has made his name as a low-key, approachable, optimistic guy. But in his new book, he doesn't shy away from trouble and the ways travel makes you an outsider.
Author: Genevieve Valentine
Posted: February 21, 2018, 12:00 pm
Smith's massive new essay collection covers a wide assortment of topics, but critic Maureen Corrigan says Feel Free is strongest when it focuses on art and identity.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: February 20, 2018, 7:36 pm
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