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NPR News: ‘A Good Provider’ Argues Migration Can Be Salvation

‘A Good Provider’ Argues Migration Can Be Salvation
Jason DeParle’s new book follows one Filipino family for over 30 years. He had originally intended to research slum life — but discovered that migration was what lifted the family out of the slum.

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NPR News: ‘A Good Provider’ Argues Migration Can Be Salvation

‘A Good Provider’ Argues Migration Can Be Salvation
Jason DeParle’s new book follows one Filipino family for over 30 years. He had originally intended to research slum life — but discovered that migration was what lifted the family out of the slum.

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NPR News: How A Few ‘Renegade’ Thinkers Helped Usher In A New Era Of Anthropology

How A Few ‘Renegade’ Thinkers Helped Usher In A New Era Of Anthropology
In his new book, Gods of the Upper Air, Charles King tells the story of Franz Boas, Margaret Mead and the other 20th century anthropologists who challenged outdated notions of race, class and gender.

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NPR News: How A Few ‘Renegade’ Thinkers Helped Usher In A New Era Of Anthropology

How A Few ‘Renegade’ Thinkers Helped Usher In A New Era Of Anthropology
In his new book, Gods of the Upper Air, Charles King tells the story of Franz Boas, Margaret Mead and the other 20th century anthropologists who challenged outdated notions of race, class and gender.

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NPR News: Ironic, Informal And Expressive, ‘New Rules Of Language’ Evolve Online

Ironic, Informal And Expressive, ‘New Rules Of Language’ Evolve Online
A lively new book by Gretchen McCulloch dissects the common vernacular that forms the cornerstone of online communication. Because Internet parses emojis, lols and punctuation — or lack thereof.

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NPR News: Why Do We Find True Crime Fascinating? ‘Savage Appetites’ Looks For An Answer

Why Do We Find True Crime Fascinating? ‘Savage Appetites’ Looks For An Answer
With her well-researched, beautifully written book, Rachel Monroe addresses the desire to consume stories of murder and mayhem — and what it reflects about us and the world around us.

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NPR News: We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books

We Did It For The LOLs: 100 Favorite Funny Books
We thought you might need a laugh right about now, so this year’s summer reader poll celebrates all the books (and one short story, and a few uncategorizable gems) that make you laugh out loud.

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