A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll be talking with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR) Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

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."

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

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.

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Hop Along's 'Painted Shut' Invokes Two Mysterious Musicians

Frances Quinlan, singer and guitarist for Hop Along, says that writing a song is an experience that's almost painful. "When you record something," she says, "it's forever."

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll be talking with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR) Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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