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Book News: U.S. Appeals Court Slams 'Extortion' By Conan Doyle Estate

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:40am

Also: 5,000 new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary; Marie-Helene Bertino on failure.

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Book News: U.S. Appeals Court Slams 'Extortion' By Conan Doyle Estate

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:40am

Also: 5,000 new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary; Marie-Helene Bertino on failure.

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An Heir To E.M. Forster's Vision In 'Every Stone'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:03am

Kamila Shamsie's tale of a young Englishwoman's entanglement with the people and mountains of Peshawar is an epic tale stretching from ancient Persia to the waning days of the British Empire.

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An Heir To E.M. Forster's Vision In 'Every Stone'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 6:03am

Kamila Shamsie's tale of a young Englishwoman's entanglement with the people and mountains of Peshawar is an epic tale stretching from ancient Persia to the waning days of the British Empire.

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:48pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:48pm

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is spreading at a frightening rate. To find out why this outbreak has been so deadly and what may lie ahead, we spoke with science writer David Quammen.

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With Magic And Fables, 'Angel Of Losses' Breathes Life Into History

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:32pm

Stephanie Feldman's debut novel is about Jewish folk tales and family history. It's also an exploration of the inheritance of loss and the guilt of survival as it is passed down through generations.

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With Magic And Fables, 'Angel Of Losses' Breathes Life Into History

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:32pm

Stephanie Feldman's debut novel is about Jewish folk tales and family history. It's also an exploration of the inheritance of loss and the guilt of survival as it is passed down through generations.

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How Ronald Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:28pm

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-'70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

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How Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:28pm

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid '70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

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First Novels: For One Who's Been Through It, 'Books Are Social Media'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:45am

Martha Woodroof talks to Lydia Netzer about her experiences as a first-time novelist navigating the expectations of authors on social media beyond videos of Chihuahuas guarding food.

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First Novels: For One Who's Been Through It, 'Books Are Social Media'

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:45am

Martha Woodroof talks to Lydia Netzer about her experiences as a first-time novelist navigating the expectations of authors on social media beyond videos of Chihuahuas guarding food.

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Playlist: Stories That Will Keep You Moving

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:38am

This TED Radio Hour playlist will keep you motivated on your run.

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Playlist: Stories That Will Keep You Moving

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:38am

This TED Radio Hour playlist will keep you motivated on your run.

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The 'Bridge' From Watergate To Reagan, Masterfully Drawn

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:03am

News becomes history so quickly — and history is the source of endless disagreements. Rick Perlstein's new history of '70s politics is a skillful analysis of a complex, divisive era in America.

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The 'Bridge' From Watergate To Reagan, Masterfully Drawn

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:03am

News becomes history so quickly — and history is the source of endless disagreements. Rick Perlstein's new history of '70s politics is a skillful analysis of a complex, divisive era in America.

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It's 2 A.M.: Do You Know Where Your Fifth-Grader Is?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:03am

If her name is Madeleine Altimari, she might just be smoking menthols on her way to the jazz club. And she's one of a number of characters worth rooting for in Marie-Helen Bertino's debut novel.

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It's 2 A.M.: Do You Know Where Your Fifth-Grader Is?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:03am

If her name is Madeleine Altimari, she might just be smoking menthols on her way to the jazz club. And she's one of a number of characters worth rooting for in Marie-Helen Bertino's debut novel.

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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:39am

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.

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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 2:39am

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.

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