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Book News: Note That Helped Put Kerouac 'On The Road' Is Now On The Block

3 hours 5 min ago

Once thought lost to a watery grave, Neal Cassady's letter to Jack Kerouac, which inspired On the Road, has resurfaced and will be sold Dec. 17. Also: Daniel Handler delivers on his $110,000 apology.

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Al Michaels On Great Sports Moments That He's Witnessed

7 hours 45 min ago

Al Michaels' book covers Super Bowls, Olympics, World Series and working with legends. David Greene meets the play-by-play voice, and talks to Michaels about his book, You Can't Make This Up.

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How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi

November 23, 2014 - 4:14am

God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.

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These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange'

November 23, 2014 - 4:03am

Ron Rash's latest collects 34 of his best short stories; critic Alan Cheuse says they're searingly beautiful, "as if someone has taken a stick from a blazing fire and pressed it into your hand."

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Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'

November 22, 2014 - 4:51am

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

November 22, 2014 - 4:03am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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