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Tommy Orange's debut novel features a wide cast of characters who are all Native American, with varying degrees of connection to the culture. He says, "I wanted to represent a range of human experience as a way to humanize Native people." Joana Toro for NPR hide caption

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Native American Author Tommy Orange Feels A 'Burden To Set The Record Straight'

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Tommy Orange's 'There There' Has A Wide Cast Of Native American Characters

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A Book Club Watches The Movie 'Book Club'

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How Philip Roth's Writing Transcended The Narrow Confines Of A Culture

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Tom Wolfe, Author Of 'Bonfire Of The Vanities,' Dies At 88

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In Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon,' Language Is The Key To Understanding

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Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon' Gets Published, More Than 60 Years Later

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Music is integral to Arena Stage's Snow Child, and actors sometimes join the house band on their own instruments. Maria Baranova-Suzuki hide caption

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'Snow Child' Conveys Alaska's Wild Magic In Musical Form

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Novelist Richard Powers moved to Tennessee after first visiting the Smoky Mountains — shown above, at sunset — for research. NPS hide caption

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Novelist Richard Powers Finds New Stories Deep In Old Growth Forests

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'The Italian Teacher' Paints A Troubled Father-Son Relationship

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Australian author Peter Carey says he "couldn't not write" about his country's dark history of racism. Michael Lionstar hide caption

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Novelist Peter Carey Confronts Dark History In 'A Long Way From Home'

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Sherman Alexie speaks at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall in 2016. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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'It Just Felt Very Wrong': Sherman Alexie's Accusers Go On The Record

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W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls Of Black Folk has been re-published in a new edition for the author's 150th birthday anniversary. C. M. Battey/Getty Images hide caption

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The Enduring Lyricism Of W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Souls Of Black Folk'

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