March 19, 2014

E Is for Epiphany, From A Breast Cancer Alphabet

When NPR News executive editor and journalist Madhulika Sikka was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, she began researching her prognosis and future and treatment like the journalist she trained to be – but there were experiences, feelings, and thoughts that she couldn’t foresee.

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March 18, 2014

If You Loved The Goldfinch: The Anatomy Lesson

Longtime fans of art, neophytes, and fans of Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch alike will find much to enjoy in Nina Siegal’s new novel, The Anatomy Lesson.

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March 17, 2014

Greg Baxter's The Apartment: A Lesson in Unsettling

'Nobody changes himself from the inside. Nobody wills change from the innermost depths of his soul. This is because a person cannot ever look within himself, or search himself, or witness an emotion in himself.'

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March 16, 2014

Before My Eyes: YA Summer Days

Caroline Bock’s new young adult novel mixes summertime, summer jobs – and the art of growing up.

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March 15, 2014

A Thrilling Debut: Laura McHugh's The Weight of Blood

Here is a story of a family, the story of buried secrets, history, and a place. Here is a story that will thrill you from start to finish.

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March 14, 2014

How Good Ideas Spread: Alex Pentland's Social Physics

At a time when digital hyper-connectivity makes it easier and more convenient than ever to interact and collaborate remotely, face to face access still matters. This, and more, is expounded upon in Alex Pentland's Social Physics.

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March 13, 2014

4 Questions for Susan Minot on Africa, Story, and More

Susan Minot’s new novel, Thirty Girls, set in the tumultuous, war-addled land of Africa, brings up questions of voice, research, and nonfiction as fiction. Here, Susan answers those questions.

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