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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Deep Down Dark’

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Héctor Tobar discusses “Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free.”






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Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'

NPR Books - 15 hours 12 min ago

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.

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'Recasting' India's Economic Policy For The Free Market

NPR Books - 16 hours 46 sec ago

Fortune India editor-at-large Hindol Sengupta's new book chronicles India's lurching progress away from a state-controlled economy to a more open system that encourages business and investment.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 20, 2014

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 3:03pm

Provence, 1970 examines the early American modern food movement and its pioneers, including James Beard and Julia Child. It appears at No. 13.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of November 20, 2014

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 3:03pm

A Michigan man sets out to prove that apparent phone calls from the beyond are actually a hoax in The First Phone Call From Heaven, appearing at No. 10.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of November 20, 2014

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 3:03pm

George W. Bush details the life of his father, George H.W. Bush, in 41. It debuts at No. 2.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of November 20, 2014

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 3:03pm

Debuting at No. 1, Stephen King's Revival centers on the disturbing relationship between a disgraced minister and a drug-addicted rock musician.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of November 20, 2014

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 3:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion

NPR Books - November 21, 2014 - 2:27pm

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.

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ArtsBeat: Daniel Handler Apologizes Over ‘Racist’ Comment at National Book Awards

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 11:46am
The author, who hosted the awards ceremony Wednesday night, apologized profusely for what he described as a racist comment.






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Critic's Take: The End of Biography

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
How can thousand-page biographies continue to compete for the attention of readers?
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‘The Republic of Imagination,’ by Azar Nafisi

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Azar Nafisi uses three classic novels as a window on American society.
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Stephen King’s ‘Revival’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Two men are locked in a battle of wills in Stephen King’s novel of fanaticism and what might exist on the other side of life.
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‘All My Puny Sorrows,’ by Miriam Toews

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
In Miriam Toews’s novel, a writer travels to a Winnipeg hospital to spend time with her sister, who has attempted suicide.
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‘Something Rich and Strange,’ by Ron Rash

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Ron Rash’s stories portray the Appalachian landscape in all its brutal, exquisite complexity.
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‘A Chosen Exile,’ by Allyson Hobbs

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
A cultural history of passing examines individual stories and questions the meaning of racial identity.
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Children's Audiobooks: ‘The Port Chicago 50’ and ‘The Family Romanov’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Two audiobooks for young readers tell stories about the past.
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Nuruddin Farah’s ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
The terrorist killing of a Somali U.N. official brings strife to his family in Nuruddin Farah’s novel.
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‘The Chain,’ by Ted Genoways

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
In the tradition of “The Jungle,” a journalist investigates the hidden costs — animal, human, environmental — of cheap meat.
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Children's Audiobooks: Jason Segel Reads ‘Nightmares!’

New York Times book reviews - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
Twelve-year-old Charlie must confront his own fears to save his brother from the netherworld.
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