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'On Immunity' author Eula Biss finds vaccine controversies are as social as they are medical. n.pr/YHVGsE
Kirkus Prize finalists include Dinaw Mengestu, Sarah Waters, Thomas Piketty, Roz Chast and Kate Samworth. n.pr/YMwvVp
"The moment of coming out is really the end of a story — and the beginning of a new one," says @rblancopoet n.pr/1tcbxrw
"When men share their experiences, it's bravery and when women share their experiences, it's ... 'TMI.'" @lenadunham on "oversharing"
Today on @nprfreshair: @lenadunham on sex, oversharing and writing about lost 'Girls' n.pr/1vpSNt3
Book News: Listen to the first-timers nominated for the PEN prize. Also: new books from Lena Dunham and Marlon James. n.pr/1rvK1qJ
Inaugural Poet Recalls A Closeted Childhood Of Cultural Tension n.pr/1DOiSG6
From Glass To Artificial Light: The Innovations That Got Us To 'Now' n.pr/1uV0c18
'Guests' Is A Story Of Mystery, Manners And Dramatic Love n.pr/1uV0c14
Virtual Reality, Corporeality Collide In Cronenberg's First Novel n.pr/1uRvmqb
Banned Books Remind Us Of The Power Of The Written Word n.pr/1DJIKTr
Writer Paul Theroux: The Short Story Is 'Diabolically Hard To Master' n.pr/1DJIKD7
'Love Is The Drug' For A Teen Caught In A Dystopian D.C. n.pr/1DJIKmD
"It's about as Roman a spectacle as we probably have in major sports." - Author John Branch on fighting in the NHL: n.pr/1vbpydx
'Boy On Ice' Explores The Emotional And Physical Toll Of Dropping The Gloves n.pr/1uO3ALh
What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior n.pr/1uO3AL9
As The Ebola Outbreak Worsens, A Book About Compassion n.pr/1DF6mIP
NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of September 25, 2014 n.pr/1DF37kQ
NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of September 25, 2014 n.pr/1DF374m
NPR Bestsellers: Week Of September 25, 2014 n.pr/1DF36NJ
NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of September 25, 2014 n.pr/1DEZo6I
NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 25, 2014 n.pr/1DEZpaH
Pop Culture Happy Hour: Fall Books And Great Detectives n.pr/1uNYiiT
Book News: A Prize In Memory Of Peace Picks Its Winners n.pr/1DEVESO
Book News: Amtrak Unveils Writers Picked For A Residency On The Rails n.pr/1DEVESB
'Clockwork Dagger' Is A Thought-Provoking Steampunk Adventure n.pr/1DEVBGF
Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths n.pr/1uNSLJ4
After Childhood Abuse, 'Times' Columnist Says He Chose Life Over Vengeance n.pr/1uNSNAD
Book News: Author J. California Cooper, Whose Simple Prose Drew Acclaim, Dies n.pr/1DESpL2
It's time for (Pop Culture) Happy Hour! Hear our friends at #PCHH discuss exciting fall books and great detectives. n.pr/YlHJ2Y
#FridayReads! @mthomps: The Magician King @katchow: Big Little Man @LuisClemens: Checklist Manifesto @BethNovey: Boy On Ice. What about you?
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize this year goes to Bob Shacochis, for fiction, and Karima Bennoune, for nonfiction. n.pr/1DCQ6bj
New York Times columnist @CharlesMBlow tells @nprfreshair that, after childhood abuse, he chose life over vengeance. n.pr/1rwA5yM
Clockwork Dagger is a thought-provoking steampunk adventure about how heroes don't always fit definitions. n.pr/ZSgjTP @BethCato
All aboard! Amtrak announces the inaugural class of its brand-new writers residency program. (Including @ghweldon!) n.pr/1stADYk
'Against Football' is one fan's "reluctant manifesto" on why he thinks it's time to abandon the sport. n.pr/Y8iMby
Scott Westerfeld's new novel 'Afterworlds' honors beloved YA tropes while also coyly subverting them. n.pr/1uZCgMl
Tighty-whities-clad hero Captain Underpants has once again topped the list of most-challenged books. n.pr/1qudpKb
Too graphic? Comics and graphic books are the focus of this year's Banned Books Week. n.pr/1qudpKb
Author J. California Cooper, known for her "deceptively simple and direct" prose, has died at the age of 82. n.pr/1spwRzh
"Life doesn't care if the plot feels clumsy," @WillBoast writes in 'Epilogue: A Memoir.' n.pr/XUyuGL
'Sally Heathcote' is a historically accurate graphic novel that breathes new life into the story of women's suffrage. n.pr/1r4d9HT
The characters in 'Florence Gordon' are so believable you expect to run into them ordering from the deli at Zabar's. n.pr/1r4bKkT
Robert Peace "died violently and pointlessly a mile from where he'd grown up," says his former roommate Jeff Hobbs. n.pr/XUi8On
Jeff Hobbs remembers his college roommate, who was murdered at age 30, in 'The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace' n.pr/XUi8On
A Publishers Weekly survey finds nearly 9 in 10 employees at publishing houses identify as white or Caucasian. n.pr/XUfV5u
Vintage Books has announced it will release nine of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's works as English-language e-books. n.pr/XUb8kH
Actor Ron Perlman talks with @nprfreshair about his new memoir, 'Easy Street (The Hard Way).' n.pr/1ymUXxi @perlmutations
"To me it wasn't controversial. It's what every child has a right to know," says sex ed author Robie Harris n.pr/1uxdQHB
'It's Perfectly Normal,' a sex education book for children, is one of the most banned books of the past two decades. n.pr/1uxdQHB