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'Spinster' Celebrates The Single Ladies

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 5:45am

Writer Kate Bolick says that, growing up, she just assumed she'd get married some day — but it hasn't happened. Her new book looks at five women who upend traditional assumptions about women's lives.

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Jon Krakauer Tells A 'Depressingly Typical' Story Of College Town Rapes

NPR Books - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 3:21am

Krakauer's Missoula looks at stories of women who have been sexually assaulted by people they know. He says rape is unlike other crimes because in other crimes, "the victim isn't assumed to be lying."

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At 84, Poet Gary Snyder Lives In 'This Present Moment'

NPR Books - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:30am

Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.

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'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

NPR Books - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 3:30am

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

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