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Read 'Fates And Furies' With The 'Morning Edition' Book Club 
  Tue, 13 Oct 2015 05:14:00 -0400 
    The Morning Edition Book Club listeners can put their questions to the novelist Lauren Groff, author of the latest selection, "Fates And Furies." Renee Montagne explains how to submit a question.

The Lessons Learned From A Scholar's Incendiary Tweets 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

Exhibition Delves Below Deceptively Simple Surface Of Hemingway's Prose 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 15:47:00 -0400 
    A collection of first drafts, letters, outtakes and photos on display in New York City illuminate the inner workings of Ernest Hemingway's meticulous writing process — failures, flaws and all.

'Bloom County' And Opus The Penguin Return After A 25-Year Hiatus 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:52:00 -0400 
    Comic strip creator Berkeley Breathed tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that a 2008 letter from author Harper Lee inspired him to re-launch his famous strip on Facebook. It's now called Bloom County 2015.

Donna Karan On Motherhood, Fashion And Designing The Perfect Pair Of Jeans 
  Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:52:00 -0400 
    When Donna Karan started her brand in 1984, she thought it would be "a little company." Four decades later, she looks back on her life, her legacy and leaving her company. Her memoir is My Journey.

Parables For Understanding A Nation's Racial 'Sin' 
  Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:36:00 -0400 
    Rev. Jim Wallis leads the Sojourners, a Christian social justice group. He's known for mixing faith with public life, urging candidates to discuss moral issues in ways that transcends divisions.

Dance, Sing, Just 'Keep Moving,' Dick Van Dyke Tells Seniors 
  Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:08:00 -0400 
    As he approaches his 90th birthday, the energetic, award-winning actor shares his tips on how to enjoy aging — and has a new book to prove it. It's all about attitude and staying active, he says.

'Thirteen Ways' Lifts Darkness Through Storytelling 
  Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:14:00 -0400 
    Colum McCann's latest book, Thirteen Ways of Looking, takes on parenthood, loss and just how arbitrary life can be. McCann says talking about traumatic experiences can be "a fantastic catharsis."

'Mothers' Tells Stories Too Often Silenced 
  Sun, 11 Oct 2015 06:41:26 -0400 
    Bonnie Jo Campbell's confessional, unforgettable new story collection gives a voice to mothers and daughters, struggling to get by, desperate to be heard, but despairing of an audience.

'Silver On The Road' Is A Pure American Myth 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:03:37 -0400 
    Laura Anne Gilman creates an authentically spooky Old West in her novel, where it seems perfectly reasonable that the Devil might wear a sharp suit, run a saloon, and always stay true to his bargains.

Sylvia Plath's Husband, Ted Hughes, Lived A Life Of Poetry And Tragedy 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:19:19 -0400 
    Biographer Jonathan Bate says his job is to write about "the quality and endurance of the literary work." His new biography has been disavowed by the Hughes estate.

'Lime Street' Bewitches With Mystery And Mayhem 
  Sat, 10 Oct 2015 07:03:35 -0400 
    David Jaher's account of Harry Houdini attempt to debunk Boston society psychic Mina Crandon mixes history with high-wire theatricality — even though most readers will know who came out on top.

Steve Jobs: The Story Of The Man Behind The Personal Computer 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:41:00 -0400 
    The Apple founder spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996. Later, after he was diagnosed with cancer, Jobs asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography. Isaacson spoke to Fresh Air Oct. 25, 2011.

In 'Gap Of Time,' Shakespeare Is Updated, But Not Upstaged 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 12:03:37 -0400 
    Jeanette Winterson's retelling of The Winter's Tale includes hedge fund managers and a New Orleans setting. But critic Annalisa Quinn says the book doesn't quite stand on its own.

'Secret Chord' Sings A New Song About An Ancient Hero 
  Fri, 09 Oct 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Geraldine Brooks' retelling of the biblical epic of King David casts him as larger than life — jester, predator, conqueror and poet. Critic Jean Zimmerman says Brooks "gives the whole king his due."
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