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In 'Out Of Line,' The Many, Many Acts Of Jules Feiffer 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 17:52:00 -0400 
    At 86, Jules Feiffer has drawn comic strips, written books and plays, and is now experimenting with graphic novels. A new compilation, Out of Line, takes an extensive look at his many careers.


How Heroin Made Its Way From Rural Mexico To Small-Town America 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 03:23:00 -0400 
    With pizza delivery as a model, Mexican cartels revolutionized the heroin trade, making it easily available in smaller U.S. communities. Journalist Sam Quinones has the story in his new book.


Cherokee Chief John Ross Is The Unsung Hero Of 'Jacksonland' 
  Tue, 19 May 2015 03:22:00 -0400 
    Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep's new book examines a dark chapter in American history: the Cherokee Trail of Tears and the chief who used the tools of democracy to try to protect his people.


Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs 
  Mon, 18 May 2015 14:05:00 -0400 
    The machines have long been used in manufacturing, but Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots, says they're now poised to replace humans as teachers, lawyers and even journalists.


'The Gracekeepers' Sets Damplings Against The Landlockers 
  Sun, 17 May 2015 08:19:00 -0400 
    The world of The Gracekeepers has two types of people — those of the land and those of the sea. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Kirsty Logan about her novel, set in a future enveloped by water.


Call It A Prose Ceremony: 'Bachelor' Host Writes A Novel 
  Sat, 16 May 2015 17:38:00 -0400 
    Chris Harrison's new book is an amusing romance novel — and a ripe excuse for us to ask some lingering questions about the reality show juggernaut that's made him famous.


A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions 
  Thu, 14 May 2015 03:24:00 -0400 
    Henry Folger once spent nearly a year's salary on a William Shakespeare first folio. In The Millionaire and the Bard, Andrea Mays chronicles his obsession with collecting the playwright's work.


'Nimona' Shifts Shape And Takes Names — In Sensible Armor, Of Course 
  Wed, 13 May 2015 16:33:00 -0400 
    Comics creator Noelle Stevenson has written for Boom! Studios and Marvel's new female Thor. Her webcomic Nimona, about a young shapeshifter with a streak of villainy, has just been released as a book.


Tom Brokaw Reflects On Cancer, 'Nightly News' And His 'Lucky Life' 
  Wed, 13 May 2015 14:53:00 -0400 
    The former NBC anchorman says his multiple myeloma diagnosis two years ago made him "more conscious of the fact that the days are more numbered." His new memoir is A Lucky Life Interrupted.


Making Art Out Of Bodies: Sally Mann Reflects On Life And Photography 
  Tue, 12 May 2015 14:31:00 -0400 
    Mann has published pictures that show her young children naked, her husband's muscular dystrophy and dead bodies decomposing. She reflects on her life and work in a new memoir called Hold Still.


In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant 
  Tue, 12 May 2015 03:40:00 -0400 
    Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.


Jerry Garcia's Advice To Bill Kreutzmann: 'Don't Rush' 
  Tue, 12 May 2015 02:03:00 -0400 
    "You can learn so much from [Jerry Garcia]. Doesn't matter what instrument you play," the Grateful Dead drummer says. He has a new memoir out called Deal.


The Great 'Beyond': Contemplating Life, Sex And Elevators In Space 
  Mon, 11 May 2015 13:51:00 -0400 
    Astronomer Chris Impey discusses the future of space travel, sex in space and the connection between science and Buddhism. Impey is the author of Beyond: Our Future in Space.


Danielewski Returns With A Long, Sideways Look At 'The Familiar' 
  Sun, 10 May 2015 18:10:00 -0400 
    The author famous for the cult classic House of Leaves is writing a novel about a little girl who finds a kitten. The book is planned to be epic — 27 volumes total. Volume 1 is more than 800 pages.


Locked Away, 'Anchoress' Women Devote Their Lives To Church 
  Sun, 10 May 2015 07:39:40 -0400 
    The Anchoress is inspired by real-life medieval women who lived lives of devotion, locked away in village churches. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Robyn Cadwallader about her new novel.
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