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'Let's No One Get Hurt' Is A Lyrical, Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

NPR Books - 12 hours 46 min ago

Jon Pineda's new novel follows a young girl living with her father in an old boathouse, somewhere in the Southern United States. It's a well-written book that manages to be both honest and poetic.

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'Like A Jazz Musician': Past Poet Laureate Philip Levine's Posthumous LP

NPR Books - March 20, 2018 - 12:21pm

Before his death in 2015, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet collaborated with saxophonist Benjamin Boone in the recording studio. The results have finally been released as The Poetry Of Jazz.

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Author Traces Christianity's Path From 'Forbidden Religion' To A 'Triumph'

NPR Books - March 20, 2018 - 9:04am

Religion scholar Bart Ehrman says that the early spread of Christianity transformed the entire history of the West — for better or worse. His new book is The Triumph Of Christianity.

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Jennifer Palmieri: Hillary Ran With 'Half Her Humanity Tied Behind Her Back'

NPR Books - March 20, 2018 - 7:37am

Palmieri is out with a new book, Dear Madam President, and it's both a retrospective on the 2016 election and a compendium of advice for the first woman to make it to the Oval Office.

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Taking Down Confederate Statues Was The First Step

NPR Books - March 20, 2018 - 7:06am

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says it's time for white Southerners to confront their region's past.

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'Bizarre Romance' Finds Love, But Misses That Perfect Moment

NPR Books - March 20, 2018 - 3:00am

Audrey Niffenegger's new book is a collaboration with her husband, comics artist Eddie Campbell — but Campbell's style doesn't jell with Niffenegger's writing, leading to an uneven experience.

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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

NPR Books - March 19, 2018 - 9:47am

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

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What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

NPR Books - March 19, 2018 - 9:16am

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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