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'Mislaid' Punctures Notions Of Gender And Race

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:54am

In Nell Zink's new book, Mislaid, a young woman marries her male professor. It's 1965. She likes women; he likes men. What follows is a biting satire about gender, race and sexuality.

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'Dietland': A 'Fight Club' For Women That Reclaims The Word 'Fat'

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:54am

Sarai Walker's new novel centers on Alicia "Plum" Kettle, a 20-something writer who's saving up for weight loss surgery when she joins an underground feminist collective.

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The Fireworks Of 'Illusionarium' Never Quite Feel Real

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 5:03am

Heather Dixon's novel is a rough roller-coaster of magic and conspiracy, centered on a boy battling a deadly plague. Reviewer Tasha Robinson says it seems more like a movie treatment than a book.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:03pm

Things That Matter, a collection of essays from conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, appears at No. 9.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:03pm

Ruth Reichl tells a story of food, love and redemption in Delicious!, which appears at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:03pm

Photographer Sally Mann tells her family's history through images and words in Hold Still. It debuts at No. 8.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:03pm

In Anne Enright's The Green Road, Rosaleen Madigan's four grown children find themselves reunited under their mother's roof after she announces she's selling their childhood home. It debuts at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of May 21, 2015

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:36pm

In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. Originally broadcast Sept. 8, 2014.

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