More Died On This WWII Ship Than On The Titanic And Lusitania Combined

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On its final voyage, Germany's Wilhelm Gustloff carried soldiers and thousands of civilians, many of them children. Young adult author Ruta Sepetys revisits the ship's 1945 sinking in Salt to the Sea.

2016-02-17 10:01:00  

Welcome To 'Koreatown,' A Cookbook To Tempt American Tastebuds

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From LA to New York, Chef Deuki Hong and writer Matt Rodbard spent two years eating in Korean-American communities. Their new cookbook captures both well-known and obscure flavors of this cuisine.

2016-02-17 10:01:00  

Book Review: 'The Darkening Trapeze,' Larry Lewis

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Tess Taylor reviews a posthumous collection by Larry Levis, The Darkening Trapeze.

2016-02-16 21:26:00  

Columbine Shooter's Mother: I Carry Him 'Everywhere I Go, Always'

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Sue Klebold says she wishes she'd asked her son Dylan "the kinds of questions that would've encouraged him to open up." Published 17 years after the massacre, her new memoir is A Mother's Reckoning.

2016-02-16 17:32:00  

'Breaking Wild' Explores Dark Spaces In Nature And In Ourselves

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David Greene talks to author Diane Les Becquets about her new novel Breaking Wild which vividly evokes Colorado's rugged backcountry.

2016-02-16 10:09:00  

'Indentured' Explores Efforts To Fight Mistreatment Of College Athletes

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College sports rake in billions, but the athletes' pay just covers college costs. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author Joe Nocera about Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA.

2016-02-15 21:28:00  

'Narconomics': How The Drug Cartels Operate Like Wal-Mart And McDonald's

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The cartels' business models are similar to those of big-box stores and franchises, says Tom Wainwright, former Mexico City bureau chief for The Economist. His new book is Narconomics.

2016-02-15 18:05:00  

What The Sitcoms Don't Tell You About New York City Friendships

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Kristopher Jansma's novel, Why We Came to the City, explores the dynamic between a group of friends who must confront cancer, alcoholism and the mirage of contentment created by New York City.

2016-02-15 12:00:13  

M.F.K. Fisher Conjured Good Times That Couldn't Last

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In this posthumous novel beloved food writer, M.F.K. Fisher, rouses the "perfect nothingness, lightness and frivolity of the days before tragedy" as well as the "squirming aftermath."

2016-02-14 12:00:09  

Don't Be Fooled, 'The Vegetarian' Serves Up Appetites For Fright

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In "The Vegetarian," a young woman is tormented by violent dreams that drive her to give up meat. Author Han Kang says that extremes of human behavior compelled her to write the book.

2016-02-13 12:49:36  

In New Memoir, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Tells Of Life Before And After 'Sweet Dreams'

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"Life can change you on amazing trails if you let it," Stewart says. His new memoir tells the story of those changes — and his complicated relationship with Annie Lennox.

2016-02-13 12:44:00  

In A Novel Of Frustrated Young Love, Sexuality Comes To The Forefront

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In Tender, Irish novelist Belinda McKeon takes readers through the infatuation and obsession that comes with a lopsided love affair.

2016-02-13 12:00:07  

'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

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NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.

2016-02-12 22:27:00  

To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway

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How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?

2016-02-12 21:35:00  

Need A Little Valentine's Day Perspective? 3 Romances Do The Trick

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Reviewer Ericka Brooks loves romance novels, but she felt like there was something missing in her collection. So she went looking for books with characters from all different backgrounds.

2016-02-12 12:00:00  

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