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Book News: Chinese Importer Talks About Why Clinton's Book Was Dropped

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:58am

Also: Raymond Chandler will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Joy Williams on writing.

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Hard-Boiled Hero Jack Irish Lives, And Drinks, In A Shadowy Melbourne

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:16am

Crime fiction writer Peter Temple has created a resourceful Aussie investigator: Jack Irish can fight off bad guys with everything from a child's swing to a tin sheet turned fatal Frisbee.

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Book Review: 'The Expedition To The Boabab Tree'

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:17pm

Alan Cheuse reviews The Expedition to the Boabab Tree. Originally written in Africaans by Wilma Stockenstrom, the short novel on slavery has been translated by Nobel-winning writer J.M. Coetzee.

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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:44pm

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.

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Sandwich Monday: The Concrete

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:26pm

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.

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