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Cartoonist Reza Farazmand Walks Us Through Some Of His 'Comics For A Strange World'

NPR Books - November 16, 2017 - 9:00am

We asked the artist behind the popular webcomic Poorly Drawn Lines to share the thinking behind a few of the hilariously deadpan comics from his latest book.

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The Troublesome Universe Of 'Valiant Dust'

NPR Books - November 16, 2017 - 4:00am

Richard Baker is an established voice in military science fiction; his latest, Valiant Dust, kicks off a new space adventure series. But it's hampered by shallow characters and cultural blindness.

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Jesmyn Ward, Frank Bidart, Masha Gessen And Robin Benway Win National Book Awards

NPR Books - November 15, 2017 - 7:13pm

For Ward, who won the fiction prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing, it was her second National Book Award. For Bidart, whose poetry collection spanned 51 years, it was akin to a lifetime achievement honor.

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A Collection Of Christian Artifacts Unlike Any Other

NPR Books - November 15, 2017 - 8:06am

Join us on a trip to the Museum of the Bible.

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Andy Weir Aims To Duplicate His Martian Success With 'Artemis'

NPR Books - November 15, 2017 - 4:00am

Weir returns to a successful formula in his new book — action and adventure in space, with a snarky voice and plenty of reader-friendly science — though this time the story moves to a moon colony.

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Louise Erdrich Delivers A Dystopian Feminist Thriller In 'Future Home'

NPR Books - November 14, 2017 - 10:30am

In Erdrich's new novel, fetuses seem to be randomly devolving and a new religious government is rounding up pregnant women, forcing them to give birth in prison-like hospitals.

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We've Been Had: How Bunk Became Embedded In American Life

NPR Books - November 14, 2017 - 8:18am

Hooey, hogwash, baloney or bull – it's all bunk.

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'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race' Is A Call To Action

NPR Books - November 14, 2017 - 7:00am

In 2014, British journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote a blog post about how tired she was of engaging with oblivious white people about race. That post went viral, and it's now the basis for her new book.

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