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3 new books in translation blend liberation with darkness

The Enlightenment of Katzuo Nakamatsu, The House on Via Gemito, and Cousins together form a tour of human darkness where liberation comes in many forms.(Image credit: Meghan Collins Sullivan/NPR)

Tue May 30, 2023 18:16
How did burgers become a cookout standard? 'Hamburger Dreams' author has the answer

Chris Carosa literally wrote the book on burgers. In Hamburger Dreams, he traces the first hamburger to 1885, and to two brothers Frank and Charles Menches.

Mon May 29, 2023 12:14
'Killing It' onstage turns literal for these comics in Mike Bockoven's new novel

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to author Mike Bockoven about his new book Killing It, a darkly funny story about four standup comedians who face literal death in a comedy club.

Sun May 28, 2023 15:20
Rachel Louise Snyder on her coming-of-age memoir 'Women We Buried, Women We Burned'

Scott Simon talks with journalist Rachel Louise Snyder. After writing an acclaimed book about domestic violence, she's out with a new coming-of-age memoir, "Women We Buried, Women We Burned."

Sat May 27, 2023 15:22
'American Born Chinese' is a window into what's changed for the community

Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang talks about the new television adaptation of his graphic novel American Born Chinese.

Sat May 27, 2023 00:31
Here are 19 books our critics are excited for this summer

We asked some of our regular book critics what soon-to-be-published titles they are most looking forward to reading this summer. Here's what they said.(Image credit: Islenia Mil for NPR)

Fri May 26, 2023 12:07

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