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December 6th, 2023


NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Samantha Harvey about her new book Orbital, which examines the fascinating mundane-ness of outer space from the perspective of an international space station.
Author: Erika Ryan
Posted: December 5, 2023, 10:37 pm
The word maydan means a gathering place. And that's what Rose Previte wants her debut cookbook, Maydān: Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond, to be: a way for people to come together around table.
Author: Asma Khalid
Posted: December 5, 2023, 6:54 pm
The former representative says a second Trump presidency would be an "existential threat" to democracy: "There's simply no defense, no excuse for putting that power back in the hands of Donald Trump."
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: December 5, 2023, 5:46 pm
Every year we ask NPR staff and book critics to share their favorite titles in our annual Books We Love guide. Behind the scenes, it's fun to spot trends and see what gets nominated again and again.
Author: Beth Novey
Posted: December 5, 2023, 10:00 am
Liz Cheney's book Oath and Honor: A Memoir and a Warning slams Trump's efforts to stay in power after 2020 and the Republicans who enabled him. She tells NPR why voters should mobilize against him.
Author: Rachel Treisman
Posted: December 4, 2023, 12:16 pm
Israel's military expands Gaza ground offensive — targets all Hamas strongholds. The Purdue Pharma OxyContin settlement lands at the Supreme Court. Former Rep. Liz Cheney's new book is out Tuesday.
Author: Steve Inskeep
Posted: December 4, 2023, 10:04 am
Nichols created more than 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, most centered around his adopted home of Northern New Mexico. He is best known for The Milagro Beanfield War and The Sterile Cuckoo.
Author: Tom Vitale
Posted: December 3, 2023, 2:52 pm
"How does he do it?" Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen squeeze, squash and generally put Santa through the wringer while trying to answer an age-old Christmas mystery.
Author: Samantha Balaban
Posted: December 3, 2023, 1:30 pm
A preview of Lela Fadel's sit down with former Congresswoman Liz Cheney, whose new book is about former President Donald Trump's efforts to remain in office after losing the 2020 elections.
Author: Ayesha Rascoe
Posted: December 3, 2023, 1:30 pm
A class trip to Europe helps an awkward boy through a challenging time. NPR's Eyder Peralta talks with Dan Santat about his graphic memior, "A First Time For Everything."
Author: Asma Khalid
Posted: December 2, 2023, 12:57 pm