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For Richard Ford, Memoir Is A Chance To 'Tell The Unthinkable'

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:29pm

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist revisits the lives and deaths of his parents in his new memoir, Between Them. "As much as they loved me, an only child, they loved each other more," he says.

'Anything Is Possible' Explores The Unquiet Depths Of Ordinary Lives

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 12:29pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout explores class humiliation and loneliness in her new book. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Anything Is Possible is the work of a writer who is on her game.

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A Dangerous Trip Into The 'Spill Zone:' Questions For Scott Westerfeld

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 9:00am

Scott Westerfeld's new graphic novel was inspired by photos of Chernobyl; it's the story of two sisters living on the outskirts of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. after a mysterious incident destroys the city.

(Image credit: First Second Books)

The Tony Nominations: 'The Great Comet,' 'Dolly,' And 'A Doll's House'

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 8:54am

The Tony nominations are out, and unlike last year, there's no founding-fathers-shaped giant absorbing the oxygen.

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Eerie 'Fen' Is Full Of Dazzling, Hard-To-Explain Stories

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:11am

Daisy Johnson's story collection is set in the marshlands of eastern England — now mostly, catastrophically drained. It's beautifully creepy, hard to explain but easy to read over and over again.

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Why White Evangelicals Are 'Splintering' Politically

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 4:00am

A new book traces the history of white evangelicals in the U.S., from the group's rebellious 19th century roots to its role as political force. We asked the author about where the movement is headed.

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