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.

Seven year-old Alice Liddell, photographed by Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll/Metropolitan Museum of Art/AP hide caption

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Adam Haslett's first book, a collection of stories called You Are Not a Stranger Here, was nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Brigitte Lacombe hide caption

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A Hunt For The Mysterious Beasts Of The Deep

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Tod Browning's 1931 film Dracula, released in the chaos and uncertainty of the Great Depression, turns in part on the character of Mina (Helen Chandler), who manages to maintain her i--ocence — and--ontrol — despite having suffered at the hands of Bela Lugosi's vampire. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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For Love Of Do-Good Vampires: A Bloody Book List

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'Man From Beijing' Takes Mystery Fans Across Globe

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Tracking A Man's Life, In Endless Footsteps

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Beneath The Lion's Gaze is Maaza Mengiste's first novel. She was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and now lives in New York. hide caption

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In Ethiopia, A Monarch Falls In 'The Lion's Gaze'

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