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'One Of Us' Is A Difficult, Unforgettable Look At Tragedy 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:43:16 -0400 
    Journalist Åsne Seierstad's new book retells the story of Norway's Anders Breivik, from his troubled, violent childhood to his 2011 killing spree. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a painful masterpiece.

No Demons, No Angels: Attica Locke Aims For Black Characters Who Are Human 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:51:00 -0400 
    In her new novel, Pleasantville, and on TV's Empire, Locke does her best to avoid simple stories. "You do some good stuff and you do some bad stuff," she says. "We exist in the middle."

Small South Carolina Newspaper Takes Home Top Pulitzer Prize 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:35:00 -0400 
    The winners of this year's Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, fiction, poetry, drama, music, biography, history and nonfiction were announced Monday at Columbia University in New York.

'I Regret Everything': Toni Morrison Looks Back On Her Personal Life 
  Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:58:00 -0400 
    "It's not profound regret," Morrison tells Fresh Air. "It's just a wiping up of tiny little messes that you didn't recognize as mess when they were going on." Her latest book is God Help the Child.

In Debate Over Hugo Awards, Science Fiction Community Engages With Issues Of Bias 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:00 -0400 
    NPR's Arun Rath talks to author Monica Byrne about how controversy surrounding this year's Hugo Awards highlights a difference in how speculative and literary fiction approach diversity.

Unsettling Tales Of Strange Suburbia Echo Through 'The Night' 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 17:18:00 -0400 
    What do Rapunzel, the Buddha and small-town America have in common? Deceptively safe spaces, says Steven Millhauser. The Pulitzer Prize winner's new short story collection is Voices in the Night.

Memoir Chronicles The Joy And Loss Of 'The Light Of The World' 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:45:27 -0400 
    NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to author Elizabeth Alexander about her new memoir, The Light of the World.

'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:45:00 -0400 
    Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes 
  Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:21:00 -0400 
    Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

At 84, Poet Gary Snyder Lives In 'This Present Moment' 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:30:00 -0400 
    Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.

'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History 
  Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:30:00 -0400 
    Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:03:22 -0400 
    Malcolm Gladwell shows readers a new way to look at obstacles and disadvantage in David and Goliath. It appears at No. 3.

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    At No. 1, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch follows a motherless boy and a priceless painting in the aftermath of a terror attack.

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    Debuting at No. 8, Kate Andersen Brower's The Residence offers an intimate account of life at the White House.

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015 
  Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    A Oslo contract killer's boss turns on him in Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. It debuts at No. 10.
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