The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books This week: An afternoon with Philip Pullman. Tom Hanks' typewriter obsession. Amy Tan's roots. Ron Chernow's new book on Ulysses S. Grant. And an appreciation of poet and translator Richard Wilbur.

Orhan Pamuk's 'Museum' Of Obsession, Innocence

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Three Hauntingly Unforgettable Literary Houses

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The Inner Life Of An Imperfect Marriage

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'Expected' Offers Self-Help, Humor For The Unborn

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Nation's Retailers Engage In Online Book Pricing War

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An Orphan, An Elephant And A Hapless Magician

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Crumb's 'Genesis,' A Sexy Breasts-And-Knuckles Affair

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R. Crumb's Awesome, Affecting Take On 'Genesis'

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'Wimpy Kid': A Hilarious Take On Middle School Life

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Undiagnosed Asperger's Leads To 'Life As An Outsider'

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Woman Reads Dan Brown Novel, Discovers Herself

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