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The novelist, who died last week at 91, was often slammed by critics as a frivolous sex-and-shopping writer. But her luxuries were meticulously researched and her sex scenes gloriously shameless.
Author: Barrie Hardymon
Posted: June 26, 2019, 8:21 pm
A new documentary tells the story of America's first inpatient unit dedicated to the care of people with AIDS. Nurse Cliff Morrison helped create 5B in 1983, and worked on it with Dr. Paul Volberding.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: June 26, 2019, 6:21 pm
Author Massoud Hayoun has Moroccan, Egyptian and Tunisian heritage — and is also Jewish. He weaves in his family history with the politics that shaped their lives, including European oppression.
Author: Martha Anne Toll
Posted: June 26, 2019, 12:59 pm
Chanelle Benz's debut novel follows a woman digging into the death of her father, a celebrated African American writer who abandoned his family — and died in a mysterious accident not long after.
Author: Michael Schaub
Posted: June 26, 2019, 11:00 am
Emily Nussbaum's new book, I Like To Watch, is a collection of essays that span her career and the age of prestige TV. She wants to "explode and expand" the types of shows we take seriously, she says.
Author: Audie Cornish
Posted: June 25, 2019, 9:11 pm
Mary Beth Keane's novel opens in 1973 New York and follows two rookie cops and their families over four decades. Her closely-observed domestic tale transforms into something deep and universal.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: June 25, 2019, 4:12 pm
The collection of 32 mostly previously published essays by New Yorker TV Critic Emily Nussbaum includes a new consideration of the question "What should we do with the art of terrible men?"
Author: Annalisa Quinn
Posted: June 25, 2019, 12:59 pm
Claire Lombardo's sweeping family drama — fueled by power plays between spouses and between sisters — is a wonderfully immersive read that packs more heart and heft than most first novels.
Author: Heller McAlpin
Posted: June 25, 2019, 11:00 am
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to retired Adm. William McRaven, who may be best-known as the Navy SEAL commander who oversaw the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, about his new memoir.
Posted: June 25, 2019, 9:04 am
Inspired by the challenges to the current presidential administration, law professor Kim Wehle has written a guide to the founding document — and its susceptibility to interpretation.
Author: Rachel Martin
Posted: June 25, 2019, 9:04 am
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