Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Once ‘Ball Lightning’ Gets Rolling, This Sci-Fi Mind-Bender Shines

Once ‘Ball Lightning’ Gets Rolling, This Sci-Fi Mind-Bender Shines
The novel is Chinese writer Cixin Liu’s first in English since his “Remembrance of Earth’s Past” trilogy. And that series’ radical creativity returns in this tale of scientific striving — eventually.

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NPR News: Taking Down America’s First Organized Crime Ring

Taking Down America’s First Organized Crime Ring
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with William Oldfield. His book, Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society, is about his great-grandfather’s work helping take down an infamous extortion ring.

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NPR News: Taking Down America’s First Organized Crime Ring

Taking Down America’s First Organized Crime Ring
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with William Oldfield. His book, Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society, is about his great-grandfather’s work helping take down an infamous extortion ring.

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NPR News: In ‘Severance,’ The World Ends Not With A Bang, But A Memo

In ‘Severance,’ The World Ends Not With A Bang, But A Memo
Ling Ma’s shocking and ferocious new novel mashes up a zombie apocalypse story with the everyday tribulations of office life — you may run from zombies but you’ll never escape middle management.

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‘It’s So Hard for Parents to Imagine Their Children Shooting Up Heroin’: Beth Macy on ‘Dopesick’

“Spencer Mumpower … stashed marijuana inside his computer and guns under his pillow. He stole prescription painkillers from his parents’ medicine chest. For a time, he even outfoxed his court-appointed drug testers.

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