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Wish You Were Here, by Jodi Picoult Ballantine Books hide caption

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Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book 'Wish You Were Here'

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Steve Inskeep spoke to Raekwon about the new book, the difficulties of his upbringing and the trappings of success. Sebastian Duncan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'From Staircase to Stage': Raekwon on growing up in N.Y. and the Wu-Tang Clan

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'Flying Blind' author says Boeing put profit ahead of safety with the 737 MAX

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Harsh Times: A Novel, by Mario Vargas Llosa Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption

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Mario Vargas Llosa explores 1954 Guatemalan coup in new novel

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'House of Gucci' author gives her take on the new film adapted from her book

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'White Hot Hate' details foiled attack by white supremacists on immigrants in Kansas

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Famed author Jodi Picoult novelizes the pandemic in new book 'Wish You Were Here'

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Sophia Glock divulges her secretive life as a child of CIA officers in 'Passport'

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For Stanley Tucci, food is like religion — and cancer almost took it away

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Encore: Author Kati Marton explores Angela Merkel's impact on Germany and the world

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The new book 'Taste Makers' celebrates 7 immigrant women who shaped American cuisine

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Steven Van Zandt [left], James Gandolfini and Tony Sirico starred in HBO's hit television series, The Sopranos. HBO/Getty Images hide caption

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HBO revolutionized TV, but the next few years are tipped to be pivotal for its future

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Dave Grohl performs onstage during the taping of the 2021 "Vax Live" fundraising concert at the in Inglewood, Calif. Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dave Grohl retraces his life-affirming path from Nirvana to Foo Fighters

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Ann Patchett on the friendship that came from quarantining with Tom Hanks' assistant

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