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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Salman Rushdie (April 8, 2024). Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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In Alua Arthur's 2023 TED Talk, she said her ideal death would happen at sunset. Yeofi Andoh/HarperCollins hide caption

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Death doula says life is more meaningful if you 'get real' about the end

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Lindsey Anderson sits down to read Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina to her children Orion, 6, Arthur, 4, and Thora Hoke, 1, inside the exhibit inspired by the book inside The Rabbit hOle, an immersive museum dedicated to children's literature, in North Kansas City, Mo. Katie Currid for NPR hide caption

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Paralympic medalist Scout Bassett's book describes her journey in finding success on and off the track. Elsa/Getty Images hide caption

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'Lucky Girl' is the global journey of a Paralympic medalist

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Salman Rushdie says writing Knife allowed him to change his relationship to the attack. "Instead of just being the person who got stabbed, I now see myself as the person who wrote a book about getting stabbed," he says. Rachel Eliza Griffiths/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Two nights before the attack, Salman Rushdie dreamed he was stabbed onstage

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Doris Kearns Goodwin and Dick Goodwin were married in 1975. Marc Peloquin, courtesy of the author. hide caption

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A historian's view of 'an extraordinary time capsule of the '60s'

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Books We Love: Love And Romance

NPR's Books We Love is a roundup of favorite books of the year, sorted and tagged to help you find exactly what you're looking for. From the meet cutes to the happy endings and through all the ups and downs in between, we're recommending great books for people who love love and romance.

Books We Love: Love And Romance

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An American hauls in a HA-19 Japanese submarine following the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Submarine warfare would prove crucial during WWII. Penguin Random House hide caption

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Seizures, broken spines and vomiting: Scientific testing that helped facilitate D-Day

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Amanda Montell hosts the podcast Sounds Like a Cult. She's also the author of Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism. Kaitlyn Mikayla/Simon & Schuster hide caption

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'Magical Overthinking' author says information overload can stoke irrational thoughts

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