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Oslo's Jagged Edges, Hemingway, Olympic Reads and more

Stories in this episode: 1) Jo Nesbo's Fiction Explores Oslo's Jagged Edges 2) New Edition Includes 39 Different Farewells To 'Arms' 3) 'In The Attic': Whips, Witches And A Peculiar Princess 4) Get Revved Up: London Cabbie Picks Olympic Reads

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Author and Screenwriter Nora Ephron Remembered, Teenage Brain, more

Stories in this episode: 1) Ephron: From 'Silkwood' To 'Sally,' A Singular Voice 2) Rich Reads: Historical Fiction Fit For A Queen 3) As The Earth Slows, This 'Miracle' Becomes Calamity 4) Dr. Karp On Parenting And The Science Of Sleep 5) Teenage Brain: Gateway To A 'Bright And Dark' World

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Food Trucks, Audio Books and Three Books That Should Be Movies

Stories in this episode: 1) Book Party For One: A Loner's Summer Survival Guide 2) Audiobooks That'll Make The Family Road Trip Fly By 3)What Animals Can Teach Humans About Healing 4) Screen Time: 3 Books That Should Be Movies 5) Food Truck Cookbook Tracks Best Meals Served On Wheels

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The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening

The First Lady Cultivates 'American Grown' Gardening, 2) Libraries Grapple With The Downside Of E-Books 3) A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother 4) 'I Am The Cheese': A Nightmarish Nail-Biter 5) Cowslips To Kingcups: Finding Joy In The Garden

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History, Heartbreak and How A Daily Show Writer Grew Up Funny

Stories in this episode: 1) Lessons In Counterterrorism From The Octopus, 2) History, Heartbreak And 'The Chemistry Of Tears', 3) Three Pilgrimages To Gain 'A Sense Of Direction', 4) In One Person': A Tangled Gender-Bender, 5) How A 'Daily Show' Writer Grew Up Funny

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Maurice Sendak, Rachel Maddow and more

Stories in this episode: 1) An Inside Look At Sendak's 'Wonderful Magic' 2) 'Drift': Rachel Maddow On Why We Go To War 3) 'Wolf Hall' Sequel: Cromwell In All His Complexity 4)  'Teachers Make' A Difference, What About You? 5) Beyond The 'Blonde': A Look At Marilyn's Inner Life  

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The Roaring 20s, Poem In Your Pocket Day, more

Stories in this episode: 1) Get Ready To Celebrate Poem In Your Pocket Day 2) Rodney King Comes To Grips With 'The Riot Within' 3) Our Roaring 20s: 'The Defining Decade' 4) A Rival For Pigeon In Willems' New 'Duckling' 5) 'Death And The Penguin' Captures Post-Soviet Reality 6) Both Community And Garden Grow In 'Seedfolks'

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A Screwball Parisian Adventure, Books On Writing Well, Teens Behaving Badly, more

1) Hellbent For Living: A Screwball Parisian Adventure 2) Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books On Writing Well 3) The Wrong Crowd: A Tale Of Teens Behaving Badly 4) 3 Books To Whisk You Away 5) The Amazing, Untrue Story Of A Sept. 11 Survivor 6) 'Heretics': The Crisis Of American Christianity

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Teddy Roosevelt, YA Fiction and The Big Con

Stories in this episode: 1) From Page To Screen: Hollywood Targets YA Fiction; 2) Teddy Roosevelt's 'Doomed' War On New York Vice; 3) Secrets And Lies Overseas In 'The Expats'; 4) 'The Big Con': If You Can't Avoid It, Avenge It; 5) 'Mysterious Benedict': Solve A Puzzle, Save The World

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The Real 'Mad Men', How Creativity Works and Kevin Smith

Stories in this episode: 1) The Battle Of The Sexes: When Women Out-Earn Men 2) 'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination' 3) Damn Good Advice' From One Of The Real 'Mad Men' 4) Two Books That Delight In New York City's Dirt 5) That's All, Folks: Kevin Smith On Leaving Filmmaking

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