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Posted: 2020-01-20 14:00:20
Stevenson built a museum and monument in Alabama dedicated to slavery and its legacy. "We need to create institutions in this country that motivate more people to say 'Never again,' " he says.
Posted: 2020-01-20 10:02:24
When NPR host Scott Simon was in his teens, he took a job in an assisted living facility in Chicago. "It really opened my eyes into seeing the world differently," he says.
Posted: 2020-01-19 13:02:43
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Isabel Allende about her latest book, a sweeping historical novel titled A Long Petal of the Sea.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:00
ESPN's Howard Bryant On 'Full Dissidence'
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to ESPN senior writer — and regular Weekend Edition contributor — Howard Bryant about his new book, Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:55:00
Javier Cercas On 'Lord Of All The Dead'
Javier Cercas talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his book about his great uncle who fought and died for Spanish dictator Francisco Franco.
Posted: 2020-01-17 18:20:00
'Why Religion?' Asks 'How Hearts Can Heal' After Tragedy
Religion scholar Elaine Pagels lost her young son to terminal illness and her husband a year later in an accident. She spoke to Fresh Air in November 2018 about loss and faith.
Posted: 2020-01-14 19:15:39
Book Details The 'Bottom-Feeders' And 'Fixers' Who Enabled Trump's Election
Reporters Joe Palazzolo and Michael Rothfeld won a Pulitzer for their investigation of Trump's 2016 hush money payments to Karen McDougal and porn star Stormy Daniels. Their new book is The Fixers.
Posted: 2020-01-13 21:22:00
Former Export-Import Bank Chairman On How 'Trade Is Not A Four-Letter Word'
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fred Hochberg, former chair of the Export-Import Bank, about his book Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade.
Posted: 2020-01-13 18:25:00
'Wilmington's Lie' Author Traces The Rise Of White Supremacy In A Southern City
Journalist David Zucchino says Wilmington, N.C., was once a mixed-race community with a thriving black middle class. Then, in 1898, white supremacists staged a murderous coup that changed everything.
Posted: 2020-01-12 22:05:00
In An Election Year, Reflecting On A Political Power Couple From The 1800s
NPR's Steve Inskeep, discussing his book Imperfect Union: How Jesse and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity and Helped Cause the Civil War, touches on parallels to U.S. politics...

Posted: 2020-01-20 12:00:21
Tiffany Tsao's novel explores the dark secrets of the wealthy Chinese-Indonesian Sulinado family, who fall victim to one of their own when daughter Estella poisons the entire clan at a family...
Posted: 2020-01-19 12:00:23
Garth Greenwell's new story collection — like his previous novel — follows young, gay American men teaching English in Bulgaria. It's part heartbreaking, part forward-looking, and all beautiful.
Posted: 2020-01-18 12:00:30
Meng Jin's new novel shows us a complex woman through the eyes of her husband, her daughter, and her daughter's nanny — all of whom see different, sometimes contradictory facets of her character.
Posted: 2020-01-16 12:00:10
'Kingdomtide' And 'Dear Edward:' Two New Novels Take On A Singular Situation
If the chances of dying in a plane crash are slim, being the sole survivor is even less likely — but that's the premise for two new novels, Ann Napolitano's Dear Edward and Rye Curtis's Kingdomtide.
Posted: 2020-01-15 20:24:00
Latest Retelling Of Trump's Term Smacks Of A Prosecutor's Courtroom Summation
A Very Stable Genius gives pause to ponder: Is this moment simply about Trump — or are we also witnessing a sea change in journalism? Are we seeing new standards for the presentation of a presidency?
Posted: 2020-01-15 12:00:22
For January, 3 Enemies-To-Lovers Romances (Our Favorite!)
This month, we're celebrating an old favorite trope: Enemies who fall for each other. Sparks and witty banter fly in these three novels, starring rival TV hosts, youth pastors and fashion executives.
Posted: 2020-01-14 19:00:21
Love By The Letters In 'How To Speak Boy'
Fans of You've Got Mail will find a lot to love in Tiana Smith's tale of a high-achieving high-schooler who gets distracted by a correspondence with another student whose identity is a mystery.
Posted: 2020-01-14 17:40:58
To Stand Still Is To Die: A New Novel Follows Migrants To 'American Dirt'
Jeanine Cummins' new novel opens in Mexico, where a drug cartel has massacred 16 members of a family. A tense on-the-road ordeal follows, as a desperate mother struggles to save herself and her...
Posted: 2020-01-14 10:01:29
'Tightrope' Implores America To Make Changes To Save Itself
A new book by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn is an agonizing account of how apathy and cruelty have turned America into a nightmare for many less fortunate citizens. But it is not without...
Posted: 2020-01-13 13:01:30
'Between Two Fires' Asks: At What Point Are We Responsible For Our Actions?
In his new book, The New Yorker's Joshua Yaffa is as much an ethicist as he is a reporter, presenting a portrait of the Russian state through those who have decided to compromise with it.