Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life


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NPR News: The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last

The Call-In: Your Questions About Making Relationships Last
It’s wedding season! For this week’s Call-In, Mandy Len Catron, author of the new book How to Fall in Love with Anyone, answers your questions about love and relationships.

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NPR News: A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A ‘Windfall’

A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A ‘Windfall’
Diksha Basu’s new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.

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NPR News: An Ancient Curse Awakens In ‘The Suffering Tree’

An Ancient Curse Awakens In ‘The Suffering Tree’
A family curse, a resurrection and a vengeful witch are at the center of Elle Cosimano’s Southern Gothic chiller The Suffering Tree. But the book elides its setting’s history of racial violence.

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NPR News: ‘But Seriously,’ Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He’s Seeking ‘Inner Peace’

‘But Seriously,’ Tennis Great John McEnroe Says He’s Seeking ‘Inner Peace’
Known for his on-court outbursts, McEnroe famously yelled, “You cannot be serious!” at one official. Now, decades later, he says it’s a “miracle” if he goes a full day without hearing that line.

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NPR News: ‘Interlaced Fingers’ Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

‘Interlaced Fingers’ Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants
When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he’d been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

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NPR News: ‘Too Fat, Too Slutty’ Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women

‘Too Fat, Too Slutty’ Challenges Cultural Expectations Of Women
Anne Helen Petersen’s new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who’ve run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.

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NPR News: ‘The End of Eddy’ Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence

‘The End of Eddy’ Recounts Growing Up Amid Homophobia And Violence
In The End of Eddy, French author Edouard Louis writes about his experience growing up gay and abused in industrial France. He speaks to NPR’s Melissa Block.

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