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Mother And Daughter Come Together At The Card Table In 'The Bridge Ladies'

April 28, 2016 - 10:22am

Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book, which critic Maureen Corrigan calls a "smart and colorful memoir."

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3 Generations Of Trauma Haunt 'Ladivine'

April 28, 2016 - 3:00am

Marie NDiaye's unflinching new novel handles heavyweight emotions — guilt, shame, grief, cruelty — with sharp-edged writing and clear-eyed courage. It's an intense read, but an engrossing one.

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Questlove On Prince, Doo-Wop And The Food Equivalent Of The 'Mona Lisa'

April 27, 2016 - 10:12am

In his new book, somethingtofoodabout, The Roots' drummer discusses the artistry involved in creating a great meal. "I'm more obsessed with the journey ... than the destination," Questlove says.

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'Plain Houses' Is A Spellbinding Story Of Witchcraft And Disobedience

April 27, 2016 - 3:00am

Julia Franks' debut novel is set in Depression-era North Carolina, where young farm wife Irenie is sneaking off to the woods for moments away from her husband — who's convinced his wife is a witch.

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