Here Are the Books We Read This Year That We Think You'll Love

Pri-the-world |Dec. 19, 2014 2:43 p.m.

After another year of reading, the staff here at The World lists our favorite books of 2014.

India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 3:46 p.m.

Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. She is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.

Ashland Daily Tidings: 'Wild' Author Recounts Journey From Book To Film

Medford Mail Tribune |Dec. 15, 2014 11:37 a.m.

Cheryl Strayed has watched her memoir "Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail" turn into a bestselling book that is now the basis for a critically acclaimed film starring Reese Witherspoon. She described what the experience has been like.

Forget Dora the Explorer: Where Are All the Kids Books on Immigrant Communities?

Pri-the-world |Dec. 12, 2014 9:10 p.m.

Advocates are pushing for more diversity in children's literature and that includes books about immigrant families.

What Does It Take To Cover A War?

NPR |Dec. 12, 2014 6:06 a.m.

In 2004, Command Sgt. Maj. Roy Wilkins was wounded in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Medic Keith Melick pulled him from the rubble. This summer, a chance meeting brought the two together again.

An Exiled Author Remembers Her Dash Out of Tehran

Pri-the-world |Dec. 10, 2014 2:29 p.m.

When the government of Iran ordered reporters to stop covering protests that rocked the country in 2009, Nazila Fathi said no. But her refusal forced her to flee Iran with her family, and she recounts the turmoil — and her exile — in a new book.

A Huge Intelligence Screw-Up Turned the Government and Private Companies Into Cyberwarfare Partners

Pri-the-world |Dec. 09, 2014 8:47 p.m.

Today, many private companies have serious cybersecurity chops — but it hasn't been that way for long. Journalist Shane Harris describes the major hacking incident that forced corporations to get serious about cyberwarfare in an excerpt from his book, "@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex."

She 'Escaped' to America, but the Pace of Life, and Even the Words, Made Her Miss Home

Pri-the-world |Dec. 09, 2014 1:40 p.m.

Writer Ethel Rohan "ran away" from Ireland to restart her life in the United States, but she still remembers the fondness in her dad's voice when she called home.

Cheryl Strayed On 'Wild'

OPB |Dec. 08, 2014 2:46 p.m.

The latest major feature film shot in Oregon premiered in Portland Monday night. "Wild" is the film adaptation of Portland writer Cheryl Strayed's  2012 memoir.

How Can We Find More Time To Be Still?

NPR |Nov. 26, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Schizophrenia typically starts in the late teens or early 20s. But if you could stop that first psychotic break, could you stop the mental illness in its tracks? Some doctors think so.

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