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Bringing Tales Of WWII To American Radios And Bookshelves 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 07:43:00 -0400 
    Bill Shirer brought stories of war in Europe into American homes. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Ken Cuthbertson about his new book, A Complex Fate: William L. Shirer and the American Century.


How Bad Risotto Led To A House 'Full Of Yogis': A Critic's Childhood Story 
  Sat, 30 May 2015 07:43:00 -0400 
    When Will Hodgkinson was a kid, his father, a journalist, was hit with a bad case of food poisoning. Over the long recovery period, he rethought his life — and decided to join the Brahma Kumaris.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of May 28, 2015 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    At No. 15, Ben Macintyre's A Spy Among Friends tells the story of a British Cold War counterintelligence agent who was secretly working for the enemy.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of May 28, 2015 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    In Everything I Never Told You, Celeste Ng explores the fallout of the drowning death of a Chinese-American family's favorite daughter. It appears at No. 5.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of May 28, 2015 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    Joseph J. Ellis' The Quartet explores the period between the American Revolution and the formation of the federal government. It debuts at No. 14.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of May 28, 2015 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    In Seveneves, Neal Stephenson tells a story of nations banding together when a catastrophic event turns Earth into a ticking time bomb. It debuts at No. 3.


NPR Bestsellers: Week Of May 28, 2015 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.


A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon 
  Fri, 29 May 2015 03:43:00 -0400 
    The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.


As Publishing Industry Courts China, Authors Speak Out Against Censorship 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 17:23:00 -0400 
    Chinese writers and publishers are being celebrated this week at BookExpo America — the industry's largest trade event in North America. Free speech advocates are supporting silenced Chinese writers.


'Trigger Mortis': New Bond Novel Brings Back Pussy Galore 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 12:18:00 -0400 
    For author Anthony Horowitz, the book is a return to the "true" James Bond. This means an unpublished scene from Ian Fleming himself — and a long-delayed reunion with a franchise favorite.


The Worst Kind Of Groundhog Day: Let's Talk (Again) About Diversity In Publishing 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 09:00:00 -0400 
    As a writer and critic, I am not just bored with this conversation. I am sick of it. I have written these sentences before. I will write them again.


'The Water Knife' Cuts Deep 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Equal parts thriller and alarm call, Paolo Bacigalupi's new novel depicts a future America ravaged by drought. Reviewer Jason Heller says Bacigalupi keeps the plot taut and the dialogue slashing.


Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There 
  Thu, 28 May 2015 03:29:00 -0400 
    The debate over whether digital books are better continues. Yet in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.


In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 15:46:00 -0400 
    Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.


For Actress Maria Bello, Family May Be Complicated, But 'Love Is Love' 
  Wed, 27 May 2015 13:23:00 -0400 
    In her memoir Whatever ... Love is Love, Bello describes the evolution of her "modern family," which includes her romantic partner (a woman), her adolescent son and her son's father.
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