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'Young Jane Young' Is A Political Sex Scandal, Told Through Women's Eyes

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Young Jane Young is the story of a political sex scandal, told through the women who endure it. Author Gabrielle Zevin tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro she hopes readers will think twice about shaming women.

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Sweet, Generous 'Wild Things' Is A Playful Survey Of Kid Lit

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Bruce Handy's new book takes an emotional, intuitive look at the world of children's books, from Goodnight Moon to Charlotte's Web, which he calls "a mastery novel of ideas" about life and death.

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'Good Booty': Backing Up How Music And Sex Helped Shape American Culture

August 19, 2017 - 2:10pm

In her new book Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America's primary erotic art form.

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Motherhood In The Guise Of Terror In 'Fierce Kingdom'

August 19, 2017 - 4:11am

Fierce Kingdom is about every parent's worst nightmare. A mother and her son, in the zoo at closing time, see a shooter and run. And hide. Gin Phillips talks to Scott Simon about her latest novel.

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'Stay With Me' Is A Novel Of Commitment, Culture And The Struggle To Conceive

August 19, 2017 - 4:11am

Set in Nigeria in the 1980s, Ayobami Adebayo's debut novel tells the story of a couple who desperately want to have a child, in a society where that's what's expected of them.

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In 'The Stone Sky,' Some Worlds Need To Burn

August 19, 2017 - 3:00am

N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards for the first two volumes of her Broken Earth trilogy. The Stone Sky is a powerful, timely finale to this story of a world built on oppression and exploitation.

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'Sour Heart' Offers A Fierce, Fresh Take On The 'Hell' Of Coming To America

August 18, 2017 - 7:21am

The stories in Jenny Zhang's powerful debut collection center on the violent, sometimes disturbing experiences of young Chinese-American girls growing up in Queens, NY.

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