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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll talk with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR) Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR's David Greene that Kate Atkinson is "one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next."

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Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory statewide water restrictions at the site of a manual snow survey on April 1, in Phillips, Calif. The recorded level was zero, the lowest in recorded history for California. Max Whittaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Santa Barbara Leads California In Cutting Water Use

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Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart Johnny Cash
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The Civics Teacher Who Turned His Arrest Into A Classroom Lesson

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At LA Museum, A Powerful And Provocative Look At 'Islamic Art Now'

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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African migrants, many from Eritrea and Sudan, raise their hands as part of a protest at the Holot detention center in southern Israel on Feb. 17, 2014. Tesfai Kidane, an Eritrean who left the center last year and returned to Africa, was later killed by the Islamic State in Libya. It was not clear how he wound up in Libya. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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From Israel To ISIS: How A Search For A Safe Haven Took A Wrong Turn

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Willie Nelson: 'Ain't Many Of Us Left'

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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson is May's Morning Edition book club selection. We'll talk with Atkinson on June 16. Read along with us, and send us your questions and comments about the book. (Book guide by Veronica Erb/NPR) Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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Join The 'Morning Edition' Book Club As We Read 'A God In Ruins'

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Hop Along's 'Painted Shut' Invokes Two Mysterious Musicians

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I Saw My Twin Hop Along
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