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How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite'? 
  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:00:56 -0500 
    It's the season of food, and British food writer Bee Wilson has a book on how our food tastes are formed. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with her about her new book, "First Bite: How We Learn to Eat."

French Bulldog At Heart Of New Children's Book 'Naughty Mabel' 
  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:00:00 -0500 
    Mabel is a naughty French bulldog at the center of a new children's book by Nathan Lane and Devlin Elliott. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Lane about his inspiration for the fictional dog.

Slices Of Life Fill 'Our Expanding Universe' 
  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:03:59 -0500 
    Box Office Poison artist Alex Robinson is back with a new group of likeable, everyday people, mulling over their desire (or lack thereof) for children and family in an episodic, free-floating comic.

'Welcome To Where We From': Chicago Through The Eyes Of A Poet 
  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:31:24 -0500 
    NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Chicago poet Nate Marshall, who reflects on this week in Chicago and read his poem "Out South."

From A Weirdo Nerd To A Guy Who Plays One On TV 
  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:31:24 -0500 
    NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the actor Rainn Wilson about his new memoir, The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy.

'The Seventh Bride' Faces Horror — And Still Gets The Biscuits Made 
  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:03:59 -0500 
    Ursula Vernon (writing as T. Kingfisher) delivers a fleet, stripped-down fairy tale with echoes of Bluebeard and Peter Beagle. Critic Tasha Robinson praises Vernon's tough-minded, distinctive women

'All American Boys': A Young Adult Book About A Police Beating And A Hard Choice 
  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:45:17 -0500 
    A new young adult book tells the story of a police beating from two perspectives: the black boy who was beaten, and a white boy who witnessed it.

'Tales From The Loop' Doesn't Forget The Robots (Or The Dinosaurs) 
  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:03:59 -0500 
    Illustrator Simon Stålenhag has put together a compilation of short stories to accompany his haunting, gorgeous paintings of an alternate Sweden full of aliens and strange technology. And dinosaurs.

Philosopher At Play: The Twisty Epiphanies Of 'Memory Theater' 
  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:03:00 -0500 
    Simon Critchley, a British philosopher, has penned an offbeat essay — or is it an autobiographical novel? A memoir thick with fictions? Whatever it is, Memory Theater makes for a delightful read.

Here Are The 2015 Medal Of Freedom Winners, In Their Own Voices 
  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:12:00 -0500 
    Athletes, artists and activists crowd the list of winners of the nation's highest civilian honor. Before they get their medals Tuesday, get to know them — in sight and sound.

Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' Hits French Bestseller List After Paris Attacks 
  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:25:00 -0500 
    Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast has hit the French bestseller list a half century after its publication, all because of a French granny. A 77-year-old Paris woman who lives near the Bataclan concert hall gave a TV interview that went viral. In the interview, she calls on her countrymen to read Hemingway's novel of living it up in the "City of Light."

Gaitskill Spins A Swirling Tale Of Love, Delusion And Horses In 'The Mare' 
  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:30:19 -0500 
    Mary Gaitskill's new novel chronicles the complex relationship between a poor black girl from Brooklyn and her middle-aged white benefactors. Maureen Corrigan calls The Mare a "raw, beautiful story."

The Man And The Mistakes That 'Invented Rock 'n' Roll' 
  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:24:00 -0500 
    In his new book, Sam Phillips, music writer Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label. Guralnick says Phillips rejected perfection in favor of spontaneity and individuality.

Taye Diggs' Child Served As Inspiration For 'Mixed Me' 
  Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:07:37 -0500 
    Walker, the young son of actors Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel, inspired his father to write a book about a day in the life of a mixed-race child.

Putting It All On The Table: Author Recalls A Food-Obsessed Family 
  Sun, 22 Nov 2015 17:07:00 -0500 
    NPR's Michel Martin talks with author Dawn Lerman about her book My Fat Dad, an exploration of the many ways food shapes our connection to family.
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