Fresh Air for July 25, 2023: Novelist S.A. Cosby Hear the Fresh Air program for July 25, 2023

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Crime writer S.A. Cosby loves the South — and is haunted by it

Cosby's novel All the Sinners Bleed centers on a Black sheriff in a small Southeast Virginia county. The novel was inspired by his own experiences growing up in the shadow of the Confederacy.

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Crime writer S.A. Cosby loves the South — and is haunted by it

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The secret to Barbie's enduring appeal? She can fend for herself

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