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‘Concrete Rose’ is another winner from ‘The Hate 2021-01-12 18:52:12Maverick Carter must navigate the ups and downs of teen fatherhood and family responsibility in this prequel to Angie Thomas’ bestselling debut.

‘Long Time Coming’ excavates the origins of modern-day 2021-01-12 18:38:48Michael Eric Dyson unfolds history to explain how the structures of slavery were transmuted into contemporary institutions and practices.

Essential shapes: sculpture from the ancient to the 2021-01-12 18:20:51A sculptor and an art critic celebrate human imagination across eras and continents as expressed through the art of sculpture.

Q&A with Danielle Evans, author of ‘The Office 2021-01-12 17:59:51“In my stories, I explore that space between what we think and what we say out loud, between what we actually want and how we behave,” say

Dutch explorers courted disaster in efforts to find 2021-01-08 16:53:32“Icebound” tells the story of 16th-century navigator William Barents, whose crews tested the limits of human endurance, not once but three

Surf, swim, sing: Finding joy in lifelong learning 2021-01-06 08:49:56After seeing his young daughter learn to play chess, travel writer Tom Vanderbilt wondered “Why not me?” So he did – and then learne

‘Better Luck Next Time’ calls to mind screwball 2021-01-05 08:00:00The novel entertainingly captures the zany misadventures of two women on a dude ranch in Reno, Nevada, where wealthy wives await their divorces.

Q&A with William G. Thomas III, author of 2021-01-04 09:12:28In the United States, enslaved people and their families used court systems to fight for their freedom. Here's a look at some notable examples.

The uncompromising life and legacy of activist Sylvia 2020-12-23 16:59:30Pankhurst is best known for her fight for women's voting rights in Britain. But she protested oppression wherever it appeared.

‘The Last Assassin’ breathes life into the events 2020-12-23 16:37:07By looking through the eyes of a minor player in the assassination, Peter Stothard is able to tell a more intimate tale.

Pushing the bounds of form in ‘The Glorious 2020-12-23 16:36:26Phillip Lopate's choices for this fine anthology may stretch the parameters of an essay, but he's made distinctive and evocative selections.

Agatha, decoded, in “The Mystery of Mrs. Christie” 2020-12-22 16:56:28The bestselling mystery writer of all time had secrets of her own. A new historical novel imagines what happened during her 11-day disappearance.

The New York Review of Books

The Imperfect and Sublime ‘Gatsby’ 2021-01-21 07:53:32I’m a late bloomer. So I can’t help but admire the blue flame of prodigy. It took me eleven years to publish my first novel. A debut at ag

Rain 2021-01-21 07:00:25Maybe the trees won’t impress someonelooking for June or a new lover.There are people ahead carrying flowers,unaware of our many mistakes.Let me

‘My Eyes Are Infamously Greedy’ 2021-01-21 07:00:00Tokyo in the 1960s—shadowy, dazzling, and flooded with life—was photographed without rest. A profusion of Japanese optical companies, many

Life in a Glass House 2021-01-21 07:00:001. Conventional wisdom holds that the most enticing way to introduce architecture to a lay audience is through the human element that animates this mo

‘A Very Lonely Business’ 2021-01-21 07:00:00Whenever I pick up a new book by a woman I check the author biography on the back flap to see whether she has children. I’m not entirely sure wh

A Taste for the Difficult 2021-01-21 07:00:00Charles Rosen’s first review in these pages appeared just over fifty years ago, in the February 26, 1970, issue, and it was an absolute stinker.

Inheriting Hunger 2021-01-21 07:00:00In the late 1860s Émile Zola decided he wanted to write something on a scale equal to his colossal ambition. He had already published a few nov

A Sickness in the Air 2021-01-21 07:00:00“Are you actually a woman?” the magazine editor Chloe Schama asked Rumaan Alam a few years ago during an interview for Vogue. Her joke ref

Chemical Warfare’s Home Front 2021-01-21 07:00:00What is often called “the first use of weapons of mass destruction” took place on April 22, 1915, near the town of Ypres, in western Belgi

To Err Is Poetic 2021-01-21 07:00:00Everybody makes mistakes; only some of them become canonical. John Keats’s “On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer” is one of t

Medicine Is Made for Men 2021-01-21 07:00:00On September 24, 2010, Michelle Pfleger, a champion equestrian, former varsity cheerleader, and freshman at Elon University in North Carolina collapse

Chronicle of a Death Ignored 2021-01-21 07:00:00There are no true stories; there are only facts, and the stories we tell ourselves about those facts. —We Keep the Dead Close Mystery, like unre

Books : NPR

After Capitol Riot Backlash, Sen. Josh Hawley's Book 2021-01-18 20:13:00"We're proud to publish Mr. Hawley's book, which his original publisher has made more important than ever," Regnery Publishing President Thomas Sp

'Aftershocks' Is A Powerful Memoir Of A Life 2021-01-18 09:00:28When Nadia Owusu was 4 years old, her Armenian American mother disappeared from her life. When she was 13, her Ghanaian father died. Owusu reflects th

Poetry Challenge: Honor MLK By Describing How You 2021-01-18 05:04:00As we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Morning Edition asks for you to write a poem that starts with the words "I dream a

There's Pain And Tragedy In 'Yellow Wife' — 2021-01-17 11:07:19Sadeqa Johnson's novel — inspired by a real historical figure — pulls no punches in its tale of an enslaved woman trying to survive and m

Betto Arcos Shares The Power Of Community In 2021-01-17 07:58:00In his new book, the globetrotting journalist and longtime NPR contributor collects some of his favorite reports from musicians and music communities

Nadia Owusu Examines Her Ghanaian-Armenian Identity In 'Aftershocks' 2021-01-16 07:55:00NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Nadia Owusu about her memoir, Aftershocks.

Trying To Survive On The Margins In 'At 2021-01-16 07:55:00Katherine Seligman's new novel makes alive and visible the lives of people we often walk past. It's the story of a young woman surviving on the stre

The History In 'Angel Of Greenwood' Could Not 2021-01-16 07:00:27Randi Pink's new novel follows a young couple, Angel and Isaiah, whose budding love is set against the backdrop of historical tragedy: the Tulsa race

Remembering Neil Sheehan, Vietnam War Correspondent Who Revealed 2021-01-15 13:39:45Sheehan, who died Jan. 7, broke the story of the Pentagon Papers and wrote A Bright Shining Lie, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Vietnam War.

'Drug Use For Grown-Ups' Serves As An Argument 2021-01-15 08:24:00Dr. Carl Hart's positions on drug use and availability may seem quite extreme to some — but are thoughtful and data-driven. He asserts that rac

The Clouds And Downpours Of 'Summerwater' Set The 2021-01-15 07:00:08Sarah Moss's new novel takes place over a single, unrelentingly rainy day at a vacation site in Scotland, where families complain about each other an

'First Platoon' Examines How War On Terror Birthed 2021-01-14 05:07:00In a new book, investigative reporter Annie Jacobsen explains how the U.S. has employed the use of biometric data during warfare — and questions

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