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Historian David Blight's new biography describes Douglass' escape from slavery, his passionate leadership in the abolitionist movement and his gift as a writer and orator.
Author: Dave Davies
Posted: December 17, 2018, 6:38 pm
Each year, Fresh Air critic-at-large John Powers finds himself haunted by the books, movies and shows that he loved but wasn't able to review on the air.
Author: John Powers
Posted: December 17, 2018, 6:38 pm
The fables were gathered from people in the Congo Basin and illustrated with a touch of magical realism in the new book Congo Tales: Told By The People Of Mbomo.
Author: Rachel D. Cohen
Posted: December 17, 2018, 2:53 pm
The dictionary publisher says the word justice is used in phrases such as racial justice, social justice and obstruction of justice — which has its own, popular entry.
Posted: December 17, 2018, 12:05 pm
Joshua Harris wrote I Kissed Dating Goodbye when he was 21 years old. It became the bible of the evangelical purity movement, which promotes putting off sex until marriage. His ideas have changed.
Author: Sarah McCammon
Posted: December 17, 2018, 10:00 am
Tom Barbash's new novel is set in the famed Manhattan apartment house where Lennon spent the last year of his life — and where, in this telling, he befriends a washed-up talk show host and his son.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: December 15, 2018, 1:00 pm
Award-winning illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi got the idea for his new children's book when his own daughter accidentally dropped a beloved Christmas ornament, and he made up a story to comfort her. W
Author: Lynn Neary
Posted: December 13, 2018, 9:20 pm
On Instagram and in his latest book, former White House photographer Pete Souza juxtaposes images of the 44th president as critical counterpoints to headlines and tweets generated by the 45th.
Author: Cameron Pollack
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with the most intentionally literary game we've ever looked at: Walden, A Game, in which you play as Henry David Thoreau (yes, really).
Author: Jason Sheehan
Posted: December 13, 2018, 12:00 pm
We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.
Author: Andrea Y. Henderson
Posted: December 12, 2018, 11:00 am
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