Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: Michael Bond, Creator Of Paddington Bear Books, Dies At 91

Michael Bond, Creator Of Paddington Bear Books, Dies At 91
Michael Bond, creator of the beloved Paddington Bear books, died Tuesday at 91. The classic children’s book character is a scruffy little bear prone to accidents, but he means well.

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NPR News: John Grisham’s New Novel “Camino Island”

John Grisham’s New Novel “Camino Island”
In Grisham’s latest novel, his 30th, he departs from his usual legal thriller genre to write about a struggling young author who moves to a sleepy resort town in Florida. It’s the story of a rare books dealer, a daring literary crime and a young, female writer who tries to catch a thief.

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NPR News: Michael Bond, The ‘Giant’ Behind Paddington Bear, Dies At 91

Michael Bond, The ‘Giant’ Behind Paddington Bear, Dies At 91
“Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform” — and readers first met Paddington with those words in 1958. Bond, who died Tuesday, turned that bear into an unforgettable friend.

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NPR News: Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible

Cultural Appropriation Is, In Fact, Indefensible
Recently, the New York Times published an essay defending cultural appropriation as necessary engagement. But that’s a simplistic, misguided way of looking at appropriation, which causes real harm.

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NPR News: Multiple Narratives Mean Non-Stop Action In ‘The Child’

Multiple Narratives Mean Non-Stop Action In ‘The Child’
Fiona Barton’s latest — a followup to last year’s hit The Widow — picks up with journalist Kate Waters as she digs into another cold case, this one an infant skeleton found at a building site.

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NPR News: Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism

Former Tennis Player James Blake On Athletes And Activism
Retired tennis player James Blake has written a book about athletes who take on social causes after he was tackled by a police officer. He talks with Rachel Martin about his book Ways of Grace.

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NPR News: ‘The Strange Death Of Europe’ Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration

‘The Strange Death Of Europe’ Warns Against Impacts Of Immigration
NPR’s Robert Siegel talks to Douglas Murray about his new book, The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam. He argues that European civilization is dying as a result of immigration.

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