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Friday, June 15, 2012

Revolutionary Reads For A North African Adventure()  

June 15, 2012 Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep is on a journey from Carthage to Cairo. Here are two reading lists that will make his adventure a literary one.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

3 Books That Enhance Steve Inskeep's Journey()  

June 14, 2012 To many, life in North Africa has long seemed dominated by dictatorships. Hosam Aboul-Ela shatters this portrait with three books that display a vibrant society present despite extreme oppression. Has a book ever changed your conception of a region or culture? Tell us in the comments.

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Carthage To Cairo: 3 Books To Complete The Journey()  

June 7, 2012 The Arab Spring caught many people by surprise — but that might not have been the case if you'd been reading literature from the region. Journalist Lin Noueihed recommends three books from Northern Africa. Do you have a favorite from one of these countries? Let us know in the comments.

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Monday, May 07, 2012

Three Cheers (And Three Books) For Mummy Dearest()  

May 7, 2012 Mother's Day may arrive earlier in England than in the U.S., but British writer Rosamund Lupton is always happy to celebrate. She recommends three books that distill motherhood to its essential elements. Do you have a favorite book about moms? Tell us in the comments.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books On Writing Well()  

April 18, 2012 Jonathan Gottschall is an English professor fed up with academia's ugly jargon. He recommends three books that help writers with their prose. Has a book ever helped you with your composition skills? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Snark And Sass: 3 Books On The True Nature Of Paris()  

April 16, 2012 To some, spending April in Paris would be divine. But author Amy Thomas knows that living there full-time isn't always fun. She recommends three books that show how frustrating, judgmental and maddening Paris can be. Have you ever lived abroad? Tell us about your experience in the comments.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Permanent Siesta: 3 Books To Whisk You Away()  

April 13, 2012 You don't usually travel to distant places with heavy books. And besides, you're traveling, not reading, right? But author Adam Wilson suggests three books that you should take with you — regardless of their weight. Do you have a favorite book to read while you travel? Let us know in the comments.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Secret Worlds: 3 Magical Myths For Grown-Ups()  

April 2, 2012 So many fantasy classics are written with young readers in mind — books like Alice in Wonderland and Harry Potter. But for the adult who loves to escape into new and magical universes, author Lyndsay Faye recommends these three reads. Have a favorite magical novel? Let us know in the comments.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Love Isn't All You Need: 3 Relationship-Building Reads()  

March 26, 2012 Love is messy and complicated. But author and psychologist Harriet Lerner recommends three books that can help. They offer advice for keeping a relationship healthy, thoughtful and mature. Is there a book that has helped your relationship? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Skirting The Job: 3 Secretaries With Novel Ideas()  

March 21, 2012 Author and secretary Lynn Peril knows that writing on the job is a time-honored tradition. She recommends three books that were written while the boss was looking the other way. Have you ever composed a novel at your day job? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Pioneers Of The Sky: 3 Books That Take Flight()  

March 16, 2012 In the golden age of flight, pilots reveled in the magic of lonely nights aloft and suffered the perils of stormy skies. Author Gregory Crouch recommends three books that describe these harrowing aero-adventures. Do you remember the first time you flew? Tell us your story in the comments.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

The Knives Come Out: Three Books About Betrayal()  

March 12, 2012 The Ides of March — that infamous day that saw the death of Julius Caesar — are nearly upon us. And to commemorate it, author Myla Goldberg recommends three tales of back-stabbing. Have a favorite story of disloyalty? Tell us in the comments.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Try And Try Again: 3 Tales Of Spectacular Failure()  

March 6, 2012 Fold, founder, flop: That's what the protagonists of these three books do well. Author Lysley Tenorio recommends stories about men whose good intentions are undeniable, if not always admirable. Have a favorite story about failure? Tell us what it is in the comments below.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

When Empires Fail: 3 Books That Predict The Crash()  

February 23, 2012 Have you ever had the feeling that you've overstepped your boundaries? Author Tim Wu has — or, at least, he's read about it. He recommends three books on the disastrous consequences it can have. Tell us about a time you should have known your limits in the comments section.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Screen Time: 3 Books That Should Be Movies()  

February 20, 2012 Hollywood is forever going back to the well of literature for ideas. Author Tessa Harris says, if it's books Hollywood wants, there are still plenty of gems out there waiting to be discovered. She points to three books that should be movies — and you can recommend others in the comments section.

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