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Fulfill Your Reading Resolutions With 6 Books From Librarian Nancy Pearl

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We don't know if George Washington was saying hello or goodbye in the above portrait, circa 1789. But John Avlon says the first president had one very important goodbye as he left office; Avlon's new book is called Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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What We Can Learn From 'Washington's Farewell'

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Roxane Gay is also the author of Bad Feminist, An Untamed State and Ayiti. She recently wrote World of Wakanda #1, a Black Panther prequel. Jay Grabiec/Grove Atlantic hide caption

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Roxane Gay On Good Men, Bad Men And 'Difficult Women'

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Raised In A Prison, 'The Warden's Daughter' Decides It's Time To Find A Mom

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"Anger isn't something that is solely a rural, American, white guy emotion," says novelist Nickolas Butler. Below, he and Jennifer Haigh recommend books about a range of American experiences. NPR hide caption

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Still Puzzled By The Election? Authors Prescribe Fiction For Better Understanding

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In Paterson, Adam Driver's character does the same thing every day. "Routine is very liberating and nurturing for him," says director Jim Jarmusch. Mary Cybulsky/Amazon Studios & Bleecker Street hide caption

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'Paterson': A Love Poem To Poetry, From Director Jim Jarmusch

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'Christmas Days' Is A Feast Of Stories — And Food

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Middle Eastern Meatball Soup with Vegetables, one of many recipes featured in Soup for Syria. Interlink Publishing hide caption

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'Soup For Syria': Chefs Share Recipes To Raise Funds For Refugees

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'Certain Dark Things' Takes The Vampire Story In A New Direction

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Clancy's writing has appeared in The Rumpus, The New York Times and The Paris Review Daily. Ashman Kipervaser/Courtesy of Crown hide caption

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When A Professor Laughed At Her Queens Accent, Writer Tara Clancy Doubled Down

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Sebastian Bach's new memoir is called 18 and Life on Skid Row. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'High Times' And High Notes: The Life Of Sebastian Bach

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The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever. Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR Staff and critics. NPR hide caption

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Looking For The Best Books Of 2016? NPR's Concierge Is Here To Help

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Massumeh Farhad points to one of the Qurans in the exhibition. As curator, she flipped through all of the books on display. "Every page is absolutely breathtaking," she says. Raquel Zaldivar/NPR hide caption

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Quran Exhibition Shines A Light On The Holy Books' Dedicated Artists

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