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July 9th, 2020


The president isn't known for his faith. Instead, author Sarah Posner says he connects with Evangelicals by voicing the legal, social, religious and cultural grievances of the Christian right.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: July 8, 2020, 5:21 pm
Charlie Kaufman's doorstopper new novel could only have been written by Charlie Kaufman — which may seem vague, but we promise it fits the unapologetic, overstuffed Antkind perfectly.
Author: Gabino Iglesias
Posted: July 8, 2020, 11:00 am
Simon & Schuster has named Dana Canedy executive vice president and publisher of its namesake imprint. She is the first Black person and the third woman to hold that position.
Author: Rachel Martin
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:01 am
Parts of an incendiary book by President Trump's niece are beginning to come to light. Excerpts surfaced publicly on Tuesday, ahead of the expected release of Mary Trump's book next week.
Author: Tamara Keith
Posted: July 8, 2020, 9:01 am
Some Black-owned bookstores are facing a sudden demand — new customers are seeking books to help navigate America's moment of racial reckoning.
Author: Saraya Wintersmith
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:57 pm
Mary Trump offers a scathing portrait of the president in a book that very nearly was blocked from publication. Now its publisher is bumping up the release date.
Author: Colin Dwyer
Posted: July 7, 2020, 7:51 pm
Adam Kucharski, author of the new book The Rules Of Contagion, talks about how to predict the spread (and end) of contagious events, from viruses to internet trends.
Author: Susan Brink
Posted: July 7, 2020, 4:49 pm
Author Larry Tye chronicles Sen. Joseph McCarthy's infamous smear campaign in a new book. He says both McCarthy and Trump are "bullies" who exploit fears and "point fingers when they're attacked."
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: July 7, 2020, 3:39 pm
The family at the center of Lynn Steger Strong's novel is on the brink of bankruptcy. Want is a portrait of how close to the edge people are — despite the seeming safeguard of middle-class jobs.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: July 7, 2020, 2:20 pm
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Sameer Pandya, author of the new book: Members Only.
Posted: July 7, 2020, 9:04 am