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In Troubled Times, Find Freedom Through Faith And Forgiveness 
  Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:18:44 -0400 
    T.D. Jakes was once called "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with him about how he found his calling to become a pastor.


'Busted' Blurs The Line Between Good And Bad Philadelphia Police 
  Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:39:36 -0400 
    A tip from an informant helped two reporters discover what they call rampant corruption within Philadelphia's police department. Their award-winning reporting is the subject of the book Busted.


Biologist Says Promoting Diversity Is Key To 'Keeping The Bees' 
  Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:33:00 -0400 
    Laurence Packer says humans need to appreciate both domestic bees and the some 20,000 species of wild bees. His book Keeping The Bees explores all types, including some that feed on tears.


For One Crime Writer, Peaceful Shetland Is A Perfect Place For Murder 
  Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:33:00 -0400 
    Despite the lack of real-life crime on the Scottish islands, author Ann Cleeves has found plenty of inspiration there. "I love the idea of long, low horizons with secrets hidden underneath," she says.


Rainbow Rowell Does Romance With A Subversive (Read: Realistic) Twist 
  Mon, 07 Jul 2014 03:19:00 -0400 
    The author's female leads are plus-sized, and sometimes, instead of falling in love, they are just trying to stay in it. Her new book, Landline, opens with a marriage on the verge of collapse.


Undeterred By The Blacklist, Lee Grant 'Said Yes To Everything' 
  Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:05:00 -0400 
    After losing 12 years of her career to the communist blacklist, the actress and director spent decades lying about her age to make up for lost time. Her new memoir recounts her life in Hollywood.


'Coffee For Roses' And Other Garden Myths Debunked 
  Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 
    Did you know you can't kill a gopher with chewing gum and hummingbirds are not attracted to red flowers? C.L. Fornari's book Coffee For Roses busts common gardening myths.


From Expensive To Unholy, Mistakes Are 'Just My Typo' 
  Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:53:00 -0400 
    "Sinning with the choir" is one of many errors featured in a new book called Just My Typo. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with author Drummond Moir, who compiled the collection of funny misspellings.


Release Of 'Echo's Bones' Resurrects Beckett's Rejected Work 
  Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:14:55 -0400 
    The story, which is about a man who comes back to life, was meant to be the final piece in Samuel Beckett's first collection of stories. But his original editor refused to publish it.


A Noodle-Maker's Daughter Falls For Ballroom Dancing In 'Mambo' 
  Sat, 05 Jul 2014 11:47:08 -0400 
    Jean Kwok, the award-winning writer of Girl in Translation, has written a new book called Mambo in Chinatown, a Cinderella story about a 22-year-old Chinese-American torn between two cultures.


Author Finds Inscrutable Spaces, Secret Cities For 'Unruly Places' 
  Sat, 05 Jul 2014 07:43:00 -0400 
    Alastair Bonnett sought out uncharted and forgotten territories for his new book, Unruly Places. He tells NPR's Tamara Keith about the quest, which included a visit to a traffic island.


Roxane Gay: 'Bad Feminist,' Real Person 
  Sat, 05 Jul 2014 05:14:00 -0400 
    How do you dig deeper into someone who's already so open about her life, her hopes, her fears? NPR's Annalisa Quinn talks to Gay about her writing, and about not acting happy if you don't feel happy.


'The True American' Reveals A Hopeful, Complicated Country 
  Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:31:47 -0400 
    After the 9/11 attacks, hate crimes against people who were thought to be Muslim caught the country's attention. In "The True American," Anand Giridharadas follows the stories of one of those victims.


Addiction Battled Ambition For Reporter Caught In D.C.'s Crack Epidemic 
  Thu, 03 Jul 2014 03:05:00 -0400 
    In the early '90s, Ruben Castaneda was a crime reporter for The Washington Post, and an addict who bought crack on the very streets he wrote about. His new book is called S Street Rising.


'The Great Fish Swap': How America Is Downgrading Its Seafood Supply 
  Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:35:00 -0400 
    One-third of the seafood Americans catch is sold abroad, but most of the seafood we eat here is imported and often of lower quality. Why? Author Paul Greenberg says it has to do with American tastes.
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