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Posted: 2019-03-21 20:31:00
When she worked at the U.N., Summer Brennan wore high heels almost every day — even when they made her fall. Her new book High Heel is an exploration of modern womanhood through the history...
Posted: 2019-03-21 09:16:00
Steve Inskeep talks with Andrew Delbanco about slavery and reparations. Delbanco is the author of, The War Before the War.
Posted: 2019-03-19 20:36:00
Halle Butler's new novel explores what it's like to work in a dead-end office job. Her satirical story focuses on a 30-year-old woman named Millie who wanders from temp job to temp job.
Posted: 2019-03-19 17:44:00
Sex, Empathy, Jealousy: How Emotions And Behavior Of Other Primates Mirror Our Own
Primatologist Frans de Waal believes that the way humans experience emotion is not unique: "That's a spectrum of behavior that we have, and the same thing is true for many other species."
Posted: 2019-03-18 18:41:00
Former Physician At Rikers Island Exposes Health Risks Of Incarceration
Dr. Homer Venters describes a number of traumatic outcomes related to subpar medical care inside the New York City jail complex, including the death of a man who was denied insulin during intake.
Posted: 2019-03-18 09:08:00
Fired By Trump, Preet Bharara Describes The Justice System He Served
In an interview, former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara talks about his new book, Doing Justice, and weighs in on Robert Mueller's probe and on how executives have been able to avoid criminal prosecution.
Posted: 2019-03-18 09:08:00
A Parable Of International Development From Dave Eggers
In a slim novel called The Parade, two mismatched men are sent to a war-torn country to pave a highway in 12 days. "But ultimately," the author says, "it's not really about either one of these...
Posted: 2019-03-17 12:45:00
Caroline Criado-Perez On Data Bias And 'Invisible Women'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Caroline Criado-Perez about her new book Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men.
Posted: 2019-03-16 12:38:00
20 Years After 'Speak,' Laurie Halse Anderson Tells Her Own Story In 'Shout'
The groundbreaking novel Speak told the story of Melinda, a teen who stopped speaking after a sexual assault. In her poetry memoir, Shout, Anderson opens up about being raped when she was 13.
Posted: 2019-03-15 21:56:00
Author Bryan Washington Tells Some Of The Many Stories Of Houston In 'The Lot'
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Bryan Washington about Lot, his new collection of short stories set in Houston.

Posted: 2019-03-21 14:00:21
Zen Cho's followup to her Regency fantasy of manners Sorceror to the Crown builds solidly on the world she's invented, mixing historical froth with real substance.
Posted: 2019-03-21 11:00:26
Lillie Vale's new young adult novel follows Babe Vogel, who's perfectly happy in her small town life, even though her friends have mostly moved on — until a "summer boy" arrives to complicate...
Posted: 2019-03-20 15:58:00
The depth of Margaret Leslie Davis' research on the tome's history cannot be understated — her writing is straightforward and, at times, heartbreaking, but outstanding reporting lies at the...
Posted: 2019-03-20 13:34:00
In 'Horizon,' Considering All That Is Connected
Barry Lopez's new book is a biography and a portrait of some of the world's most delicate places, but at heart it's a contemplation of the belief that the way forward is compassionately, and...
Posted: 2019-03-19 18:22:26
Road Trip With 'Zora And Langston' In This Real-Life Literary Adventure
Squeeze into the rumble seat — Yuval Taylor brings readers along on a 1927 summer road trip taken by Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes. Their friendship turned out to be a very bumpy ride.
Posted: 2019-03-19 14:01:18
For March, 3 Romances That Fight For Love
True love finds a way amid food trucks, ice skates and ... knife throwing? In other words, March is just another month in Romancelandia, and we've got three stories of people fighting hard for...
Posted: 2019-03-19 11:01:00
'Kushner, Inc.' Adds Little To The Canon On Jared And Ivanka
Other journalists have previously reported many of the serious claims presented in Vicky Ward's book; her own yields generally feel meager, wrapping even the smallest scoops in a fog of insinuation.
Posted: 2019-03-19 11:00:51
'Lot' Paints An Unforgettable Portrait Of Houston And Its People
Bryan Washington's debut story collection brings the Texas city to life in all its struggle and imperfect glory.
Posted: 2019-03-17 11:00:02
Building A Home Of Stories In 'The Bird King'
G. Willow Wilson's luminous new novel is set during the last days of Muslim Granada, and follows a royal concubine and her mapmaker friend as they flee the Inquisition for a place that may not...
Posted: 2019-03-16 11:13:26
'Night Witches' Sheds Some Light On Daring Female Flyers
Garth Ennis' new graphic novel creates a fictional character to flesh out the stories of the real Night Witches, Soviet female pilots who dropped bombs on the Nazis from rickety old biplanes.