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Khizr Khan Says His Faith In America Is Stronger Than Ever

9 hours 47 min ago

The Gold Star father who made headlines last year after he spoke at the Democratic National Convention has a new memoir, An American Family, about growing up in Pakistan and coming to America.

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Dan Brown's Pits Creationism Against Science In His Latest Novel, 'Origin'

October 22, 2017 - 2:29pm

Thriller author Dan Brown, best known for The Da Vinci Code, talks to NPR's Lakshmi Singh about his new novel, Origin.

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Author Recognizes Ordinary Africans Fighting Extremism

October 22, 2017 - 3:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to Alexis Okeowo author of A Moonless, Starless Sky. Among the stories, a Somali girl defies al-Shabab and plays basketball, and a Mauritanian man campaigns against slavery.

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'Hotel Scarface': The Hotel At The Center Of Miami's Cocaine Boom

October 22, 2017 - 3:37am

NPR's Melissa Block talks to journalist Roben Farzad about his new book, Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami. It was a hub for Miami's exploding cocaine trade.

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Family Drama Against A Flooded Backdrop In 'The Floating World'

October 22, 2017 - 3:00am

C. Morgan Babst's portrait of a troubled New Orleans family that fractures further during and after Hurricane Katrina is poetic and suspenseful — but the drama sometimes drowns in too much detail.

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Philip Pullman Returns To The Dark Materials Universe In A New Prequel — Er, 'Equel'

October 21, 2017 - 4:12am

The fantasy world of the author's His Dark Materials series is back in The Book Of Dust: La Belle Sauvage. It's the first entry in a new trilogy.

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No One's Hands Are Clean In 'The Butchering Art'

October 21, 2017 - 3:00am

Lindsey Fitzharris' new book about the horrors of Victorian medicine and the introduction of antisepsis is a vital, effective history — but perhaps you shouldn't read it with a full stomach.

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Anthony Bourdain On 'Appetites,' Washing Dishes And The Food He Still Won't Eat

October 20, 2017 - 9:21am

The TV host's new documentary is Wasted! The Story of Food Waste. In 2016, Bourdain spoke to Fresh Air about cooking for his young daughter: "If she's not happy, I'm not happy."

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