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After Students Went To Wage Jihad, Teacher Highlights Youth Radicalization

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 3:51pm

A German-Syrian religious studies teacher was shocked when she heard that five of her former students had left Germany to join jihadist groups in Syria. "It felt like a personal defeat," she says.

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Not My Job: Richard Price (AKA Harry Brandt) Gets Quizzed On Pseudonyms

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 7:17am

For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't.

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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:11am

Debut novelist Jill Alexander Essbaum's heroine is a deeply unhappy married woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters. Essbaum says it's through those encounters that "we see where she's busted."

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'Lost Child' Author Caryl Phillips: 'I Needed To Know Where I Came From'

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:11am

"A part of me was beneath the surface and I had to discover it if I wanted to write with any clarity about myself," says Phillips. His novel The Lost Child brings Wuthering Heights into modern times.

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The Beloved, Bickering Bridgertons Turn 15 This Year

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:03am

As part of our Time Machine series coverage, NPR romance guru Bobbi Dumas introduces readers to the rosy-hued Regency of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton family books, some of the most popular romances ever.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Teaching Kids About Money

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:20pm
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”

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