Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Code Switch’s 2018 Book Guide

Code Switch’s 2018 Book Guide
We checked in with authors, poets and great literary minds to see what books they think everyone should read this holiday season.

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NPR News: The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes

The Revolution Will Be Driverless: Autonomous Cars Usher In Big Changes
Autonomous vehicles could be the “most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car,” says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.

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NPR News: A Photographer Turns A Lens On His Father’s Alzheimer’s

A Photographer Turns A Lens On His Father’s Alzheimer’s
They had always been partners, in a way — artists who connected through their work. So, when Gene DiRado began withdrawing from the world, his son rushed toward him — and brought along a camera.

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NPR News: ‘All That Heaven Allows’ Examines Rock Hudson’s Life As A Closeted Leading Man

‘All That Heaven Allows’ Examines Rock Hudson’s Life As A Closeted Leading Man
Hudson lived a double life as a Hollywood heartthrob and a closeted gay man. Biographer Mark Griffin says Hudson’s death from AIDS in 1985 was a turning point in public awareness of the epidemic.

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NPR News: New Biography Chronicles Bing Crosby’s Most Beloved Years

New Biography Chronicles Bing Crosby’s Most Beloved Years
Crosby set the mold for the multimedia star: on radio, on the big screen and on record. The 1940s was the period when his star shone brightest and Swinging on a Star by Gary Giddins tells that story.

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NPR News: ‘North Of Dawn’ Is Nuruddin Farah’s 14th Novel

‘North Of Dawn’ Is Nuruddin Farah’s 14th Novel
Steve Inskeep talks to author Nuruddin Farah about immigration and radicalization — themes he highlights in his latest novel — “North of Dawn” — which is about a Somali living in exile in Norway.

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NPR News: In Love With Teen Lit: Remembering The ‘Paperback Crush’ Of The ’80s And ’90s

In Love With Teen Lit: Remembering The ‘Paperback Crush’ Of The ’80s And ’90s
As a preteen Gabrielle Moss devoured books in “The Baby-Sitters Club” and “Sweet Valley High” series. She recently reread them for “nostalgic stress relief” and ended up writing a book on the genre.

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