Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: In ‘Down The River,’ Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

In ‘Down The River,’ Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities
NPR’s Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.

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NPR News: ‘Piecing Me Together’ Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen

‘Piecing Me Together’ Novelist Says She Writes To Help Kids Feel Seen
Renée Watson won the Coretta Scott King Award for her novel about a black student at a mostly white private school.

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NPR News: In ‘Freshwater,’ A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves

In ‘Freshwater,’ A College Student Learns To Live With Separate Selves
Akwaeke Emezi’s debut novel follows the spiritually receptive student, Ada. The author pulls from her own experience with what she says “is like a cloud of selves that are shifting.”

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NPR News: Only The Mad Will Make It In The World Of ‘The Chateau’

Only The Mad Will Make It In The World Of ‘The Chateau’
Paul Goldberg’s new book starts with the death of a famous plastic surgeon — the Butt God of Miami Beach — and never slows down, mining drama, betrayal and crime from a Miami condo board election.

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NPR News: An American Marriage: Redefining The American Love Story

An American Marriage: Redefining The American Love Story
Tayari Jones’ new novel tells a story of love, race, justice and what happens when “normal” people come face-to-face with the unthinkable.

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NPR News: Love Is All Around — Everyday — In ‘Rookie On Love’

Love Is All Around — Everyday — In ‘Rookie On Love’
“When we talk about love … it’s usually always referring to romantic partnerships. And I knew that I didn’t want this book to just be about that,” editor Tavi Gevinson says of the new anthology.

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