The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books This week: Meg Wolitzer's latest, Charles Frazier returns to the Civil War, the pressures of being the only black person in the room, a new Macbeth, and marriage-saving tips from a divorce lawyer.
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The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books

This week: Meg Wolitzer, Charles Frazier, Jo Nesbo, Nafissa Thompson-Spires and James Sexton.

'Green,' By Sam Graham Felsen Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In 'Green,' A Pre-Teen Wisens Up To His Privilege

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In 'The Nothing,' A Dirty Old Man Lusts For Life

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The Power By Naomi Alderman. Jennifer Kerrigan/NPR hide caption

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In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything

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For Novelist Jennifer Egan, 'The Joy Of Writing Is Being Delivered Out Of My Life'

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Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

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Author Mary Higgins Clark signs copies of her book Daddy's Gone A Hunting at the Simon and Schuster office in New York in 2013. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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As She Turns 90, Suspense Still Thrills Author Mary Higgins Clark

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Once she started having fun onstage, Tiffany Haddish says "People were kind; it was easier to move forward." Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Culture Creators hide caption

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Tiffany Haddish: 'I Know What I'm Supposed To Do Here On This Earth'

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Step by step visual instructions for rolling the pavlova with peaches and blackberries. We use plums instead of peaches for our holiday version. Peden + Munk hide caption

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Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

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Maureen Corrigan Picks Books To Close Out A Chaotic 2017

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In the late 1930s, The Story of Ferdinand briefly outsold Gone With The Wind. Penguin Young Readers hide caption

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'Ferdinand' The Peaceful Bull Gets His First Full-Length Film

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