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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

NPR | May 23, 2017 11:43 a.m.

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.

Economy | Nation | Business | Books | Food

Grocery Stores: 'The Best Of America And The Worst Of America'

NPR | May 22, 2017 7:50 a.m.

In his new book, Michael Ruhlman explores how and why Americans have changed from corner-store costumers to insatiable consumers of every edible product at our fingertips.

Election | Books | Nation

No More Neverland: A Senator's Guide To Raising American Adults

NPR | May 16, 2017 5:21 a.m.

His new book about raising kids in America and the virtues of work and perseverance is "not an old man screaming, 'Get off my lawn!'" insists Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb. It's, "Work in my lawn."

Health | Books

Sue Klebold: When Your Son Does The Unthinkable, Can You Forgive Him And Yourself?

NPR | May 12, 2017 8:46 a.m.

Sue Klebold's son Dylan was one of the two shooters at Columbine High School. Nearly 20 years later, she talks about her struggle to understand his actions, and to find forgiveness.

Health | Books

Thordis Elva And Tom Stranger: How Do You Move Forward After Sexual Violence?

NPR | May 12, 2017 8:46 a.m.

Tom Stranger raped Thordis Elva when they were dating in high school. Years later, they started a painful and painstaking dialogue about accountability and reconciliation.

Books | World | Arts

Harry Potter And The Burgled Prequel: Rare, Handwritten Copy Stolen In U.K.

NPR | May 12, 2017 7:24 a.m.

The 800-word prequel, which was scrawled on a postcard by J.K. Rowling herself, went missing from a property after a burglary in mid-April. Now, Rowling and the police are calling on fans to help.

Economy | Business | Books | Arts

Don't Be Fooled: 'Generation Wealth' Is More About Wanting Than Having

NPR | May 11, 2017 7:34 a.m.

Lauren Greenfield's 500-page photo collection shows toddlers in designer clothes and magnums of champagne. But it's also about how ostentatious displays of wealth have replaced real social mobility.

Books | World | Arts

In 'Music Of The Ghosts,' A Khmer Rouge Survivor Faces 'The Reality Of Cambodia'

NPR | May 11, 2017 4:27 a.m.

Novelist Vaddey Ratner, herself a Khmer Rouge survivor, tells the story of a Cambodian-American woman looking for answers about her father's disappearance under the regime.

Election | Books | Nation

'Pantsuit Nation' Serves Up Nostalgia, Uplift, Heartbreak. But Why?

NPR | May 9, 2017 6:26 a.m.

For Hillary Clinton's staunchest supporters, reading Pantsuit Nation may be like reading an ex's love letters just after a breakup: a flood of memories, a little too soon, and with no clear purpose.

Books | World

Condoleezza Rice Reflects On The State Of Democracy

NPR | May 8, 2017 12:25 p.m.

In an interview with NPR about her book Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice assesses the Trump administration's outreach to dictators.