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Truth Is Strange And Fiction Is Charming In 'Girl Waits With Gun'

7 hours 1 min ago

Amy Stewart's new novel is inspired by the real-life tale of the Kopp sisters, three women who faced down a cruel factory owner after he crashed into their buggy and refused to pay restitution.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Sandra Day O'Connor, 'Sisters In Law'

9 hours 4 min ago

A new book explains that the women were not personal friends, but they were strong allies on the Supreme Court bench, especially in the legal fight for women's equality.

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Novelist Amy Stewart Turns 1914 Traffic Accident Into 'Girl Waits With Gun'

August 31, 2015 - 1:38am

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Stewart about her novel Girl Waits With Gun. It's based on the story of a woman who went on to become one of the first female deputy sheriffs in early 20th century America.

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The Glimmering Sheen Of A Wide World Seen From Inside A Bubble

August 30, 2015 - 2:09pm

The teen heroine of Nicola Yoon's debut novel, Everything, Everything, has a disorder that bars her from leaving her house. Still, her world is vast, filled with writings, drawings — and new love.

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Oliver Sacks, Renowned Neurologist And Author, Dies At 82

August 30, 2015 - 4:53am

His book Awakenings, about reviving patients from a catatonic state, was turned into a 1990 film. He also wrote more than a dozen other books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

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A Young Woman Goes 'Underground In Berlin' To Escape The Holocaust

August 30, 2015 - 4:19am

Hermann Simon's mother lived as a Jew in Berlin during World War II. Through cunning and disguise, Marie Jalowicz Simon managed to evade the Nazis right under their noses.

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Presenting: The Holy Romance Trinity Of J

August 30, 2015 - 3:03am

Blogger Sarah Wendell usually reads on a Kindle, but she treasures a row of crumbling paperbacks by authors she calls the Holy Romance Trinity of J: Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood and Judith McNaught.

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For Carl Phillips, Poetry Is Experience Transformed — Not Transcribed

August 29, 2015 - 1:10pm

Phillips' new collection is both raw and refined, drawing on intimate experience while shunning autobiography. "I become uncomfortable when people make an equation between author and poem," he says.

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