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Pedro Martinez On 2004 Red Sox: 'We Were A Laughing Group' 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 16:29:05 -0400 
    Pitching great Pedro Martinez, who helped end the Boston Red Sox World Series drought, talks about his new memoir Pedro.

'Tales' Of Pig Intelligence, Factory Farming And Humane Bacon 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 13:15:00 -0400 
    Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that's raising our pork chops.

Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins' 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 05:00:00 -0400 
    Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left' 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 02:03:00 -0400 
    The Red-Headed Stranger has a new memoir out, titled It's A Long Story. On a tour bus in Thackerville, Okla., Nelson explains to NPR's David Greene why no one can tell him what to do.

Silence On The Sidelines: An MLB Insider's 'Manifesto' On Youth Sports 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 13:23:00 -0400 
    Baseball's Mike Matheny speaks with Fresh Air's Dave Davies about his playing career, managing in the big leagues and the pressures of youth sports. Matheny is the author of The Matheny Manifesto.

With Comedic Touch, 'Zombie Wars' Tackles Impact Of Real Violence 
  Sun, 03 May 2015 17:23:00 -0400 
    The main character in Aleksandar Hemon's new book is a hapless screenwriter who's never faced real hardship. But after an affair with a Bosnian refugee, he can no longer avoid the realities of war.

Demystifying The Art World In 'Playing To The Gallery' 
  Sun, 03 May 2015 07:45:00 -0400 
    Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don't get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR's Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.

Author Hopes Holocaust-Themed Picture Book Will Prompt Conversations 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 17:48:00 -0400 
    Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.

John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 15:34:00 -0400 
    "After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

'Outsider Baseball': Tells Tales Of Obscure Baseball Characters 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 07:57:56 -0400 
    Gary Cieradkowski's new book is an illustrated compendium of baseball's forgotten characters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about The League of Outsider Baseball.

A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky' 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 07:57:00 -0400 
    Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.

Ohio Kidnapping Survivors Recount Captivity, Escape From Horror 
  Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:34:00 -0400 
    In 2013, three young women who had vanished years earlier escaped from a house where they had been held captive. Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, along with writer Mary Jordan, discuss their new memoir.

Graphic Novel About Holocaust 'Maus' Banned In Russia For Its Cover 
  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:51:00 -0400 
    NPR's Robert Siegel talks with author and illustrator Art Spiegelman about how his book Maus, the very antithesis of Nazi propaganda, was purged from Moscow stores because of a swastika on the cover.

'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan 
  Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:49:00 -0400 
    A new book looks at the women who served alongside elite special operations units in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.

This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry 
  Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:42:35 -0400 
    In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject.
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