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August 31, 2015 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 21, 2015 Comment

Author: Russia Published Books I Didn’t Write

A publishing house in Moscow has published two books that Edward Lucas didn’t write under his name. And he’s not alone.

August 18, 2015 82 Comments

Author: Helicopter Parenting Damages Kids – And Society

Julie Lythcott-Haims noticed a disturbing trend while she was a dean at Stanford University. Her research has led to a book.

August 14, 2015 3 Comments

Dealing With Tough Negotiations

We talk to George Mitchell about his work overseas, and what he thinks is wrong with Washington.

August 13, 2015 2 Comments

Settlement Reached In ‘Kids For Cash’ Case

We look back on our 2013 conversation with William Ecenbarger.

August 10, 2015 Comment

In ‘Egg And Spoon,’ Gregory Maguire Re-Imagines Pre-Revolutionary Russia

The book explores pre-revolutionary Russia, incorporating magical figures from tales Maguire read in childhood.

August 10, 2015 Comment

A Memoir About Masculinity, Sexuality, And Growing Up Black

The book discusses child abuse, sexuality, and the current national conversation and race and police mistreatment.

August 10, 2015 176 Comments

‘Waking Up White’ Explores White Privilege

Author Debby Irving writes how she began to question her long held assumptions about race and culture.

August 7, 2015 Comment

Chigozie Obioma’s Debut Novel Nominated For Man Booker Prize

The Nigerian author tells the story of four brothers who find themselves confronted with a frightening prophecy.

August 5, 2015 Comment

‘Kitchens Of The Great Midwest’ Mines Minnesota Memories

J. Ryan Stradal brings his memories of the kitchens he grew up in, as well as his culinary adventures, to his debut novel.

August 3, 2015 20 Comments

What You Learn From Reading Donald Trump’s Books

Book critic Carlos Lozada shares what insights he gained into the GOP candidate after he binge-read eight of Trump’s books.

July 31, 2015 Comment

New Film Based On Travels With David Foster Wallace Opens

The film, called “The End Of The Tour,” is based on David Lipsky’s five-day road trip with the late author in 1996.

July 28, 2015 4 Comments

The Risks And Rewards Of Hummingbird Rescue

Terry Masear rescued and rehabilitated hummingbirds for over a decade. Her new book is “Fastest Things on Wings.”

July 24, 2015 2 Comments

Revisiting Wes Moore’s ‘The Work’

We look back at our conversation with Army veteran and best-selling author Wes Moore, about finding work that matters.

July 23, 2015 5 Comments

‘Paper Towns’ Author John Green Taps Into Teens

The film adaptation of “Paper Towns” comes a year after “The Fault in Our Stars” grossed over $300 million.

July 21, 2015 19 Comments

The True Story Of A British Secret Agent In The Civil War South

Journalist Christopher Dickey has written a new book that looks at slavery through the eyes of a British agent in Charleston, S.C.

July 17, 2015 3 Comments

Why Does ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Still Have Such An Impact?

Following the release of “Go Set a Watchman,” Alice Randall explains why Harper Lee’s first novel remains relevant.

July 16, 2015 27 Comments

Is Life Rosier For Redheads?

British author Jacky Colliss Harvey discusses the history of red hair, including myths and surprising scientific facts.

July 13, 2015 15 Comments

Harper Lee Fans Await ‘Go Set A Watchman’

Written before “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the book will be released tomorrow and is already a bestseller on Amazon.

July 6, 2015 5 Comments

The Rise Of The MP3 And The Fall Of The CD

Stephen Witt discusses his book “How Music Got Free: The End of an Industry, The Turn of the Century, and the Patient Zero of Privacy.”

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September 1 12 Comments

Favorite Son Hopes To Revive Michigan Football

The story of what's happened at Michigan over the last decade plays out in a new book by John Bacon.

September 1 3 Comments

Living With ALS In The Ice Bucket Age

Corey Reich was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease in 2007 when he was 21. Now 29, he continues to do well.

August 31 Comment

Adapting ‘The Boys In The Boat’ For Young Adult Readers

Daniel James Brown decided to adapt his book after an increasing number of young people told him they loved the story.

August 28 Comment

DJ Session: The Music Of New Orleans, 10 Years After Katrina

Nick Spitzer talks about the music that has resonated in the city since the storm, and how the music scene has changed.