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Book News: Google, Barnes & Noble Team Up To Take On Amazon

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:37am

Also: Portlandia's Carrie Brownstein will complete Nora Ephron's unfinished screenplay for Lost in Austen; finalists for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year are announced.

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'The Kills' Sustains Suspense Across A Massive Structure

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 6:03am

Richard House's 1,048-page thriller is a series of interlocking novels-within-novels about a British contractor who flees Iraq after being framed for the loss of $53 million in development money.

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Sandra Beasley Reads Her Summer Poem 'Ukulele'

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:59am

This month, we'll be hearing from poets about what summer evokes for them. Our first poet is Sandra Beasley, who reads her summer poem "Ukulele."

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Will Americans Buy Bug Snacks? Maybe ... If They're Funny And Cute

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:25am

The "ick factor" has kept consumers in the U.S. from eating crickets, locusts and mealworms. To convert skeptics, bug-food advocates are trying to win them over with sleek packages and clever names.

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Mystery Writer Evokes The Sights, Sound And Grime Of 1970s New York

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 2:23am

Lawrence Block published the first book of his Matthew Scudder mystery series in 1976. He says when it came to crime fiction inspiration, "the city never failed me. It always provided something."

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Brand Extension Theater Presents: 'Top Chef Duels'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:27am

Top Chef just can't stop bringing back the same people for more versions of the show. The new Top Chef Duels reaches years into the franchise's past.

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Brand Extension Theater Presents: 'Top Chef Duels'

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 9:27am

Top Chef just can't stop bringing back the same people for more versions of the show. The new Top Chef Duels reaches years into the franchise's past.

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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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