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Jan 17 2022:'The Three Mothers' who paved the way for three extraordinary men
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Jan 14 2022:Looking for some pandemic-era writing? We have spooky and we have sweet.
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Jan 13 2022:Anger and grief after Hurricane Maria in 'Velorio'
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Jan 12 2022:Get the most out of that noggin with 'Supercharge Your Brain'
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Jan 11 2022:Language is power in 'Beasts of a Little Land'
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Jan 10 2022:The Late Archbishop Desmond Tutu never lost his faith in humanity
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Jan 7 2022:Tricia Elam Walker, Ekua Holmes, and Clint Smith take us across the country
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Jan 6 2022:Actress Sharon Gless on life's ups and downs in 'Apparently There Were Complaints'
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Jan 5 2022:President Trump's final acts of 'Betrayal'
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Jan 4 2022:Remembering bell hooks and 'All About Love'
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Jan 3 2022:Lower your expectations and succeed with 'Tiny Habits'
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Jan 2 2022:NPR's Wisdom From The Top: 'Machiavelli For Women'
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Dec 31 2021:Alexi Pappas and Glennon Doyle want you to know it's ok to not be ok
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Dec 30 2021:Healing through poetry in 'Light For The World To See'
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Dec 29 2021:'Hamnet' gives life to Shakespeare's little-known son
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Dec 28 2021:'Dwyane' uses photographs to wrap up an illustrious career
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Dec 27 2021:In 'All Adults Here,' family is messy
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Dec 24 2021:Snuggle up for the holidays with two NPR favorites
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Dec 23 2021:'Agatha Of Little Neon' falls out of love with the church
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Dec 22 2021:A defense - and celebration - of all things 'Tacky'
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Dec 21 2021:Keeping yourself afloat in 'Between Two Kingdoms'
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Dec 20 2021:Reinventing the epic with 'The Love Songs of W.E.B Du Bois'
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Dec 18 2021:NPR's Throughline: The Postal Service
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Dec 17 2021:Danielle Evans and Brit Bennett on the lies we tell ourselves
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Dec 16 2021:'Empire of Pain' explores the family behind Purdue Pharma
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Dec 15 2021:'Wish You Were Here' ... Stranded with me in the Galapagos Islands
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Dec 14 2021:Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan on the highs and lows of success
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Dec 13 2021:A tech giant does its best Big Brother impersonation in 'The Every'
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Dec 9 2021:'Design To Live' is a testament to the human spirit
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Dec 8 2021:'A Snake Falls To Earth' tackles real life issues in a fantastical world
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Dec 7 2021:Robert Jones Jr. and Laird Hunt talk tragedies and overlooked histories
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Dec 7 2021:Surviving high school in 'Huda F Are You?'
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Dec 6 2021:Chancellor Angela Merkel's last dance
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Dec 3 2021:Louise Erdrich and Kevin Brockmeier are not writing campfire ghost stories
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Dec 2 2021:NPR's Short Wave: 'An Outsider's Guide to Humans'
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Dec 1 2021:'All That She Carried' weaves together generations of Black women
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Nov 30 2021:'Chouette' is part owl part human baby. Fine. But how to raise her?
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Nov 29 2021:'Black Food' is more than just recipes, it's the stories behind them
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Nov 26 2021:Celebrating NPR's Petra Mayer with three literary things she loved
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Nov 25 2021:Tommy Orange is here to hold the door open for future Indigenous writers
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Nov 24 2021:'Calvin' shows how transgender kids can express who they really are
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Nov 23 2021:'The Island of Missing Trees' uses, well, trees to chronicle generational trauma
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Nov 22 2021:'Out of Office' considers 'why' companies want to bring back remote employees
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Nov 19 2021:Murder! Space! James Bond! Chris Hadfield and Anthony Horowitz talk thrillers
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Nov 18 2021:'Misfire' takes an inside look at the corruption at the heart of the NRA
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Nov 17 2021:'Beautiful Country' looks back on a young Chinese girl's undocumented childhood
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Nov 16 2021:SJ Sindu makes and unmakes a god in her new novel 'Blue Skinned Gods'
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Nov 15 2021:'Hail Mary' sets the record straight on the history of the women's football league
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Nov 12 2021:'Dear Memory' and 'Cokie' both look toward the future while remembering the dead
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Nov 11 2021:Amitav Ghosh turned to legends to write a story large enough for climate change
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Nov 10 2021:Grady Hendrix reimagines the horror movie sequel in 'Final Girl Support Group'
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Nov 9 2021:Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks to a future living with COVID in 'World War C'
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Nov 8 2021:Lucy Barton and her ex, William, are at the heart of Elizabeth Strout's new book
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Nov 5 2021:Tiphanie Yanique and Dawnie Walton on music, monsters, and family baggage
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Nov 4 2021:Nick Offerman ponders nature's patterns and chaos in Central Park
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Nov 3 2021:In a powerful memoir, poet Joy Harjo talks about finding her voice and using it
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Nov 2 2021:Poet Melissa Lozada-Oliva dreams of Selena
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Nov 1 2021:Jane Goodall doesn't want you to give up on the planet
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Oct 29 2021:Zakiya Dalila Harris and Oliver Jeffers talk about different kinds of hauntings
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Oct 28 2021:How Drew Magary rediscovered himself after 'The Night the Lights Went Out'
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Oct 27 2021:Why Hillary Clinton wanted to write a political thriller about her greatest nightmare
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Oct 26 2021:In 'The Matter of Black Lives,' generations of Black thinkers probe American racism
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Oct 25 2021:The zoo that history nearly forgot in 'When Two Feathers Fell From The Sky'
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Oct 22 2021:Food is a gateway to the new and familiar in 'Crying in H Mart' and 'Gastro Obscura'
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Oct 21 2021:Karl Ove Knausgaard didn't mean to write a 666-page book
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Oct 20 2021:Stephanie Grisham is — yes, really — taking our questions now
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Oct 19 2021:How Colin Powell Wanted The World To Remember Him
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Oct 18 2021:Amor Towles' new book is about a road trip that takes more than a few U-turns
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Oct 15 2021:In song and poetry, 'Nina' and 'Just Us' offer ways to start a conversation on race
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Oct 14 2021:Fiona Hill's new Trump-era memoir is less about Trump than it is about us
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Oct 13 2021:Humor, horror and social commentary blend in Percival Everett's detective novel
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Oct 12 2021:What Maggie Nelson Means When She Talks About Freedom
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Oct 11 2021:Myriam J.A. Chancy's historical novel about a Haitian earthquake hits on human truths
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Oct 8 2021:The Realities Of Abortion Politics In 'Family Roe: An American Story' & 'Red Clocks'
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Oct 7 2021:Hearing Voices From 'The Book of Form and Emptiness'
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Oct 6 2021:The trailblazing Black football players that history books forgot
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Oct 5 2021:'Cloud Cuckoo Land' by Anthony Doerr
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Oct 4 2021:From silence to cacophony, here's how your brain makes sense of the world
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Oct 1 2021:What A Detective Novel And A Memoir Both Have To Say About Black American Life
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Sep 30 2021:To Understand Humanity, You Have To Understand Water
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Sep 29 2021:Colson Whitehead Finally Gets To Flex His Comedy Muscle
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Sep 24 2021:NPR's Book of the Day: Hand-picked Great Reads, Everyday From NPR.
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