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Make This 'Fortnight in September' Your Pandemic Escape

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Robert Costa (left) in a panel discussion in 2017 and Bob Woodward at the 2019 PEN America Literary Gala in New York. The two have authored a book about the transition between the Trump and Biden administrations. AP hide caption

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'Peril' Co-Author Robert Costa Describes The Fraught Transition From Trump To Biden

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'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Sam is joined by NPR's The Indicator host Stacey Vanek Smith to talk about her new book, Machiavelli for Women and how women in the workplace are still falling behind. Plus, actor Harvey Guillén on the new season of the FX show What We Do in the Shadows and not waiting for people to be comfortable with his "brownness, queerness and roundness" to be comfortable in his own skin.

'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

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Jason Reynolds: How Can We Connect With Kids Through The Written Word?

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Colson Whitehead was awarded Pulitzer Prizes for his last two novels, The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys. Chris Close/Penguin Random House hide caption

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Colson Whitehead Returns To His Home Turf With 'Harlem Shuffle'

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Macaques check out a camera in Galtaji Temple in Jaipur, India. Monkeys have been known to sneak into swimming pools, courts and even the halls of India's Parliament. One attorney told author Mary Roach about a macaque that infiltrated a medical institute and began pulling out patient IVs. Vishal Bhatnagar/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Monkey Thieves, Drunk Elephants — Mary Roach Reveals A Weird World Of Animal 'Crime'

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The cover of Bethany C. Morrow's new book, So Many Beginnings. Jonathan Barkat hide caption

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Little Women Remixed, But Not Reimagined

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These three books provide a detailed accounting of events that have largely defined the U.S. role in the world in the first part of the 21st century. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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