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January 16th, 2021


Katherine Seligman's new novel makes alive and visible the lives of people we often walk past. It's the story of a young woman surviving on the streets of San Francisco with a few friends and her dog.
Author: Scott Simon
Posted: January 16, 2021, 12:55 pm
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Nadia Owusu about her memoir, Aftershocks.
Posted: January 16, 2021, 12:55 pm
Randi Pink's new novel follows a young couple, Angel and Isaiah, whose budding love is set against the backdrop of historical tragedy: the Tulsa race massacre of 1921.
Author: Caitlyn Paxson
Posted: January 16, 2021, 12:00 pm
Sheehan, who died Jan. 7, broke the story of the Pentagon Papers and wrote A Bright Shining Lie, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Vietnam War. Originally broadcast in 1988.
Author: Terry Gross
Posted: January 15, 2021, 6:39 pm
Dr. Carl Hart's positions on drug use and availability may seem quite extreme to some — but are thoughtful and data-driven. He asserts that racism is a major factor in the negative image drugs carry.
Author: Nicholas Cannariato
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:24 pm
Sarah Moss's new novel takes place over a single, unrelentingly rainy day at a vacation site in Scotland, where families complain about each other and mounting dread builds to catastrophe at the end.
Author: Annalisa Quinn
Posted: January 15, 2021, 12:00 pm
In a new book, investigative reporter Annie Jacobsen explains how the U.S. has employed the use of biometric data during warfare — and questions what the government means to do with it all.
Author: Steve Inskeep
Posted: January 14, 2021, 10:07 am
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Olympic runner and filmmaker Alexi Pappas about her new memoir. In Bravey, Pappas shares what she has learned about confidence, self-reliance and mental health.
Posted: January 13, 2021, 9:05 pm
Trotter was a Black newspaper editor in the early 20th century who advocated for civil rights by organizing mass protests. Historian Kerri Greenidge tells his story in her new book.
Author: Dave Davies
Posted: January 13, 2021, 6:33 pm
Writer Nadia Owusu has lived many lives. Her nonlinear memoir, centered on the idea of physical and metaphorical earthquakes, is about all of the parts of what is her single, complex life.
Author: Ilana Masad
Posted: January 13, 2021, 12:06 pm