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A Sense Of Self: What Happens When Your Brain Says You Don't Exist 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:17:00 -0400 
    In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.


An Airborne Adventurer's Journey In 'Circling The Sun' 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:03:00 -0400 
    The author of The Paris Wife is back with another novelized memoir, this time of pioneering aviator (and all-around adventurer) Beryl Markham, the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean east to west.


'Crooked' Nixon Knew: There Are Worse Things Than Nukes 
  Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:03:25 -0400 
    Austin Grossman's new novel is half Lovecraftian horror, half thoughtful character study of a President Nixon who's in charge of an alternate America built not on democracy, but on dark magic.


A Rage For The Ages: The Unforgettable 'Pine Tar Game' 
  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 18:03:30 -0400 
    In the 1983 game, the Yankees were holding a trump card: an obscure rule that turned the Royals' game-winning home run into a game-loser, inspiring one of the most epic tantrums in baseball history.


'Jane Eyre' Retelling Swaps English Countryside For Bustling City Streets 
  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:32:00 -0400 
    Patricia Park's novel, Re Jane, is a retelling of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre set in modern-day New York and South Korea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jean Kwok about Park's novel.


Women's Comics Are Surfing The Crowd 
  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:03:25 -0400 
    It's no secret that women are getting more prominent in the world of comics. But some women are tired of waiting for mainstream attention: They're turning to crowdfunding to get their projects done.


In This Twist On Tricky Dick's History, A President's Secrets Can Save Us 
  Sun, 26 Jul 2015 05:45:00 -0400 
    In Crooked, novelist Austin Grossman excuses Richard Nixon's rocky political career in the weirdest ways possible — by reimagining the former president as a warrior against supernatural forces.


50 Years Ago, Bob Dylan Electrified A Decade With One Concert 
  Sat, 25 Jul 2015 17:12:00 -0400 
    It's been 50 years since Bob Dylan strolled on stage at the Newport Folk Festival, plugged in an electric guitar, and infuriated his flock. Historian Elijah Wald says there's much more to the story.


An Unlikely Pair Form A Wily Duo In 'Crooked Heart' 
  Sat, 25 Jul 2015 07:47:00 -0400 
    An orphan boy becomes friends with the scheming woman who takes him in in Lissa Evans' new novel, Crooked Heart. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her WWII-era novel.


In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife 
  Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:35:00 -0400 
    Sonya Lea and her husband Richard Bandy had been married for more than 20 years when he had to have an operation for a rare cancer. Since then, he's been piecing together the puzzle of his past.


Searching For The Golden Snitch At First European Quidditch Games 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:59:00 -0400 
    NPR's Melissa Block talks to tournament director Karen Kumaki about the inaugural Quidditch European Games, taking place this weekend in Sarteano, Italy.


Retracing Ralph Waldo Emerson's Steps In A Now 'Unchanged Eden' 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:28:00 -0400 
    A century and a half ago, the poet and philosopher headed to New York's Adirondack Mountains with some notable pals. Today, we follow his journey with a new crew, the help of a painting and a book.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:03:32 -0400 
    At No. 9, You Are A Bad Ass is an irreverent guide to achieving happiness by eliminating self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:03:31 -0400 
    At No. 10, Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time tells the story of an abandoned teen's search for answers about her disappeared parents.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of July 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:03:31 -0400 
    Ta-nehisi Coates' new book Between The World And Me is written as an open letter to his teenage son. It debuts at No. 2.
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