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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - April 24, 2015 - 12:03pm

Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is a retelling of Jane Austen's classic set in the 20th century. It debuts at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - April 24, 2015 - 12:03pm

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

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - April 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

The Opposite of Loneliness is a posthumous collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, a talented Yale graduate who died days after graduation. It appears at No. 11.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - April 24, 2015 - 12:00pm

In The Road to Character, David Brooks looks at how some of the world's great thinkers have built strong inner character. It debuts at No. 1.

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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 11:42am
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.






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Sabeen Mahmud, Pakistani Social Activist, Shot Dead In Karachi

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 11:38am

Mahmud ran the city's Second Floor cafe, which she designed as a community space for open dialogue. It had just hosted an event on the political situation in Pakistan's Balochistan province.

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‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 10:57am
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.






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'Pope And Mussolini' Tells The 'Secret History' Of Fascism And The Church

NPR Books - April 24, 2015 - 9:58am

Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.

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2 Years Later, Garment Factory Collapse Has Sparked Little Change

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 6:59am

Bangladesh's Rana Plaza tragedy, which killed more than a thousand workers, was a wake-up call that working conditions must improve. Efforts are are being made, but the industry has a long way to go.

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Native American Actors Walk Off The Set Of Adam Sandler Comedy

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 6:37am

The movie is the The Ridiculous Six, an apparent spoof of the classic Western The Magnificent Seven. The Native American actors say the movie's script insults native women, elders and Apaches.

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Inside the List

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 6:30am
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.
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To Weather Criticism, It Helps To Think Of The Big Picture

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 6:28am

Negative feedback is supposed to be good for us, but it sure doesn't feel so good. Shifting the context by thinking more broadly helps blunt the sting, a study found. So does embracing change.

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Comcast Calls Off Merger With Time Warner

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 6:09am

Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.

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Paperback Row

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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Editors’ Choice

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 6:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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Alleged Skipper Of Migrant Boat Appears In Italian Court

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 5:56am

The 27-year-old man faces homicide and human trafficking charges. He says he was only a passenger, but survivors from the disaster that killed at least 700 are likely to testify that he was captain.

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Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 5:28am

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their classroom lessons.

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Open Book: Sing, O Muse

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 5:27am
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.
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‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

New York Times book reviews - April 24, 2015 - 5:27am
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.
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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

NPR Top Stories - April 24, 2015 - 5:22am

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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