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‘Hausfrau,’ by Jill Alexander Essbaum

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 10:02am
The troubled heroine of this debut novel strays from her stable Zurich fold.






ArtsBeat: ‘Family Life,’ by Akhil Sharma, Wins Folio Prize

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:31am
A panel of five writers chose Mr. Sharma, who will receive an award of almost $60,000. “The fact that I got this prize doesn’t mean that I wrote the best book,” he said, “it just means that I got this prize.”






Bookends: What’s More Important to You: the Initial Rush of Prose or the Self-Editing and Revision That Come After It?

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 7:30am
Thomas Mallon and Cheryl Strayed discuss the stages of their creative process.

Ia, Ia, YA! 'Harrison Squared' Is A Tentacular Teen Adventure

NPR Books - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 5:03am

Daryl Gregory ventures into the murky waters of young adult fiction in Harrison Squared, the story of a boy in a creepily Lovecraftian town, searching for sea monsters and his missing mother.

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For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave

NPR Books - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:41am

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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'Cheated' Out Of An Education: Book Replays UNC's Student-Athlete Scandal

NPR Books - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:46pm

Authors Jay Smith and Mary Willingham explain how the school steered athletes to pass-through courses in order to keep players eligible.

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Former Orca Trainer For SeaWorld Condemns Its Practices

NPR Books - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:11pm

John Hargrove says he left SeaWorld after seeing "devastating effects of captivity" on orcas. His new book is Beneath The Surface. SeaWorld's Christopher Dold says such criticism is "unfounded."

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