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Attacked By Alt-Right Trolls, A Jewish Journalist Links Trump To The Rise Of Hate

NPR Books - March 19, 2018 - 9:47am

Trump "has made nationalist policy into the policy of the executive branch," says New York Times editor Jonathan Weisman. His new book, (((Semitism))), is about being Jewish in the Trump era.

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What's Up, Pence? Second Family's Rabbit Makes Children's Book Debut

NPR Books - March 19, 2018 - 9:16am

Bunny Marlon Bundo is featured in a book by the vice president's daughter Charlotte and wife, Karen. But even pets in Washington cannot escape controversy.

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Puerto Rican Cooking And The American South Mix In 'Coconuts And Collards'

NPR Books - March 18, 2018 - 1:00am

Author Von Diaz's cookbook Coconuts and Collards offers a vegetable-forward take on foods she learned to cook from her Puerto Rican grandmother and on the fly in her family's kitchen near Atlanta.

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In Daniel Mallory Ortberg's Version, The Little Mermaid Inhales Souls

NPR Books - March 17, 2018 - 4:13am

His new book The Merry Spinster infuses old stories with psychological horror, tackling issues of gender and property. "The blood was already there," he says. "I was just moving the blood around."

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'The Sparsholt Affair' Finds Truth Somewhere Between Satire And Sentiment

NPR Books - March 17, 2018 - 3:00am

Novelist Alan Hollinghurst's latest chronicles changing attitudes towards homosexuality in Britain through the stories of a closeted gay man — and later, his son — in the decades after World War II.

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From 'F-Bomb' To 'Photobomb,' How The Dictionary Keeps Up With English

NPR Books - March 16, 2018 - 10:53am

New words that enter the dictionary must meet three criteria, says Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Originally broadcast April 19, 2017.

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