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M.F.K. Fisher Conjured Good Times That Couldn't Last 
  Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:00:09 -0500 
    In this posthumous novel beloved food writer, M.F.K. Fisher, rouses the "perfect nothingness, lightness and frivolity of the days before tragedy" as well as the "squirming aftermath."


Don't Be Fooled, 'The Vegetarian' Serves Up Appetites For Fright 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:49:36 -0500 
    In "The Vegetarian," a young woman is tormented by violent dreams that drive her to give up meat. Author Han Kang says that extremes of human behavior compelled her to write the book.


In New Memoir, Eurythmics' Dave Stewart Tells Of Life Before And After 'Sweet Dreams' 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:44:00 -0500 
    "Life can change you on amazing trails if you let it," Stewart says. His new memoir tells the story of those changes — and his complicated relationship with Annie Lennox.


In A Novel Of Frustrated Young Love, Sexuality Comes To The Forefront 
  Sat, 13 Feb 2016 07:00:07 -0500 
    In Tender, Irish novelist Belinda McKeon takes readers through the infatuation and obsession that comes with a lopsided love affair.


'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel 
  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:27:00 -0500 
    NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to author Sayed Kashua, an Israeli-Palestinian whose satirical weekly columns in Haaretz newspaper are collected in his new book called Native.


To Sorkin A Mockingbird: Screenwriter Will Adapt Novel For Broadway 
  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:35:00 -0500 
    How will Aaron Sorkin's rapid-fire dialogue fit with Harper Lee's tale of racism and justice in the South?


Need A Little Valentine's Day Perspective? 3 Romances Do The Trick 
  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0500 
    Reviewer Ericka Brooks loves romance novels, but she felt like there was something missing in her collection. So she went looking for books with characters from all different backgrounds.


Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life 
  Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:00:00 -0500 
    Dr. Paul Kalanithi was finishing his residency in neurosurgery when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. His memoir deals with the struggle and the joy of life as death drew near.


Taking A Timeout From Time — It's A Family Thing 
  Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0500 
    The Tollivers have always believed in time travel and young Waldy is no different. Now, stuck permanently at 8:47 a.m., he passes time writing the history of his expansive (and entertaining) family.


Harry Potter Fans, Rejoice! New Book From The Wizarding World Coming This Summer 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:41:00 -0500 
    The book, called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, picks up the story of Harry and Co. where the series epilogue left off. It will comprise the script of a play of the same name.


Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:26:00 -0500 
    Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.


Left To Fend For Himself, 'Pax' The Fox Must Find His Human Friend 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:40:00 -0500 
    To research her new novel for young readers, author Sara Pennypacker consulted with a red fox expert. Her takeaway? "They're brilliant. Foxes are so brilliant," she says.


'Every Anxious Wave' Is A Wise, Witty Romp Through Time — And Indie Rock 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:45:00 -0500 
    Packed with music references and enough science to keep its time travel premise plausible, Every Anxious Wave "rings with a uniqueness that transcends the tropes of time travel and indie romance."


In Beyoncé's 'Formation,' A Glorification Of 'Bama' Blackness 
  Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:30:00 -0500 
    Beyoncé's latest song is for the black Southern woman, says National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, who's from Mississippi. It's a message she needed to hear.


When Caravaggio Plays Quevedo In Tennis, The Court Becomes A Sonnet 
  Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:02:00 -0500 
    "It's a little space, well-measured and precise, in which you have to keep the ball bouncing," says Álvaro Enrigue. His book, Sudden Death, pits the Italian painter against the Spanish poet.
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