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Books Become A Bridge Out Of Grief In 'The Futilitarians'

NPR Books - 4 hours 32 min ago

Anne Gisleson was reeling from a series of family tragedies when she began meeting with friends to discuss books and life in post-Katrina New Orleans. Her new book chronicles a year of those meetings.

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'What She Ate': The Culinary Biographies Of Some Remarkable Women

NPR Books - 6 hours 31 min ago

A new book examines the lives of six different women — such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown — through the food they ate. It's called What She Ate by Laura Shapiro.

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The Antifa Handbook

NPR Books - August 21, 2017 - 7:06am

The history and strategy of anti-fascist organizing.

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'Y Is For Yesterday': Sue Grafton's Penultimate Mystery Series Novel

NPR Books - August 20, 2017 - 1:59pm

Sue Grafton's latest novel is the second to last in a series spanning A to Z and 35 years worth of best-selling murder mysteries featuring fictional female detective Kinsey Millhone.

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'Young Jane Young' Is A Political Sex Scandal, Told Through Women's Eyes

NPR Books - August 20, 2017 - 3:59am

Young Jane Young is the story of a political sex scandal, told through the women who endure it. Author Gabrielle Zevin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro she hopes readers will think twice about shaming women.

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Sweet, Generous 'Wild Things' Is A Playful Survey Of Kid Lit

NPR Books - August 20, 2017 - 3:00am

Bruce Handy's new book takes an emotional, intuitive look at the world of children's books, from Goodnight Moon to Charlotte's Web, which he calls "a mastery novel of ideas" about life and death.

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'Good Booty' Explores A Century Of Music, Sex And American Culture

NPR Books - August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

Critic Ann Powers embarks on a wide-ranging history of pop music in America in her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music.

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