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'Rolling The R's' Is A Story About Coming Of Age And Coming Out

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

Rolling the R's tells the stories of restless teenagers in the disco era in a gritty neighborhood in Hawaii. Author R. Zamora Linmark discusses the book's impact, 20 years after it first came out.

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Parenting Pitfalls: Renegades, Privilege And Putting On The Boxing Gloves

May 29, 2016 - 1:14pm

Heather Shumaker and Stephanie Land are two parenting writers with different ideas about how class and conventional wisdom shape the modern view of parenting.

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'Sweetbitter' Is A Savory Saga Of Restaurant Life And Love

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Oysters, cocaine, fine wine, love triangles: Stephanie Danler's debut novel Sweetbitter follows a year in the life of a young woman working at a top-tier Manhattan restaurant.

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Adventurer Says 'Walking The Himalayas' Wasn't About 'Sticking Flags In Peaks'

May 29, 2016 - 3:38am

Levison Wood, who previously walked the length of the Nile River, has now trekked 1,700 miles, from Afghanistan to Bhutan, along the Himalayan mountain range.

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Lonely 'Hope' Appears, But Is Quickly Forgotten

May 29, 2016 - 3:00am

Claire North's moving new novel The Sudden Appearance of Hope centers on a young woman who cannot be remembered; only animals or people with brain damage can recall their interactions with her.

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From Alaska To The Himalayas, 'Voyager' Embarks On Self-Discovery

May 28, 2016 - 4:03am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with writer Russell Banks about his new book, "Voyager." It's a collection of travel writing that also reads like a memoir.

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'Sweetbitter' Sings With Innocence And Experience

May 28, 2016 - 3:00am

Stephanie Danler's new novel follows a young woman finding herself in the New York City restaurant world. It's voluptuous, ripeness on the verge of rot — but anything more tasteful wouldn't do.

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