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'Borderline' Is Urban Fantasy With A Cinematic Punch

March 2, 2016 - 5:00am

Mishell Baker's new fantasy novel follows filmmaker Millie Roper as she manages her mental and physical issues while hunting down a missing fairy nobleman — and trying to make a career in Hollywood.

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Let's Stop Requiring Advanced Math, A New Book Argues

March 2, 2016 - 3:50am

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus keep millions of people from graduating. And they're unnecessary, argues author and professor Andrew Hacker.

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The Final Chapter Of A Tale Of Books, Love And Mystery In Minneapolis

March 1, 2016 - 4:11pm

Gary Shulze and Pat Frovarp have run the beloved Once Upon A Crime bookstore for 14 years. They fell in love there, bought it together and married there. Now, they're retiring.

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Provocative Book Explores The Connection Between Loneliness And Art

March 1, 2016 - 12:24pm

Olivia Laing surveys the landscape of urban alienation in her new book, a work that is part-memoir and part-criticism. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Lonely City is "absolutely one of a kind."

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Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

March 1, 2016 - 12:24pm

Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies, says the declining marriage rates among adult women are less about the institution of marriage and more about the choices available to women today.

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'Lonely City' Is More Than A Cry For Connection

March 1, 2016 - 5:00am

Writer Olivia Laing recalls her days as an expatriate Brit in New York in her new book, a meditation on modern life and loneliness. It's a lonely read, too, but full of heart-piercing wisdom.

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Sentenced To Death For Murder, A Woman Tells Her Story From 'Memory'

March 1, 2016 - 2:52am

In Petina Gappah's new novel, an albino Zimbabwean woman named Memory is charged with murdering her adoptive father. She narrates the tale from inside a maximum security prison in Harare.

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Originals: How To Spot One, How To Be One

February 29, 2016 - 10:01pm

Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, tells us what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and its potential downside.

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'The Ballad Of Black Tom' Offers A Tribute And Critique Of Lovecraft

February 29, 2016 - 11:44am

Growing up, Victor LaValle loved reading the horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft. It wasn't until later that LaValle recognized the racism in Lovecraft's work and felt the need to respond.

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Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny

February 29, 2016 - 11:44am

Author Nancy Jo Sales says the Internet fosters a kind of sexism that is harmful to teen girls. Her new book is American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.

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