Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: ‘Heaven, My Home’ Is A Complicated Place

‘Heaven, My Home’ Is A Complicated Place
Attica Locke returns to the world of Highway 59 in Heaven, My Home, which finds Texas Ranger Darren Mathews dealing with the disappearance of the young son of an imprisoned white supremacist leader.

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NPR News: In ‘Obviously,’ Comedian Muses About Growing Up In A Small Kentucky Town

In ‘Obviously,’ Comedian Muses About Growing Up In A Small Kentucky Town
NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with comedian Akilah Hughes about a collection of short essays in her new book, Obviously.

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NPR News: Exiled NSA Contractor Edward Snowden: ‘I Haven’t And I Won’t’ Cooperate With Russia

Exiled NSA Contractor Edward Snowden: ‘I Haven’t And I Won’t’ Cooperate With Russia
In 2013, Snowden showed journalists thousands of top-secret documents about U.S. intelligence agencies’ surveillance efforts. He’s been living in Russia ever since. His new book is Permanent Record.

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NPR News: ‘Coventry’ Touches On Gender, Self-Definition In Taking Control Of One’s Narrative

‘Coventry’ Touches On Gender, Self-Definition In Taking Control Of One’s Narrative
In her first essay collection, Rachel Cusk writes like someone who has been burned and has reacted not with self-censorship but with a doubling-down on clarity.

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NPR News: In ‘Doxology,’ The Comedy Is Never Quite In Tune

In ‘Doxology,’ The Comedy Is Never Quite In Tune
Nell Zink is a very funny writer, but the comedy never quite works in her new novel, which follows two aging punks and their daughter, from the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the ’80s to D.C. today.

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