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

A Historian's Long View On Living With Lou Gehrig's

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The Tea Thieves: How A Drink Shaped An Empire

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They'll Drink To That: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor celebrate Taylor's Best Actress Oscar win for 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — which also earned a Best Actor nomination for Burton. hide caption

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'The Things They Carried,' 20 Years On

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Abraham Lincoln Reborn As A Vampire Slayer

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Karl Rove resigned from his position effective Aug. 31, 2007. He is no longer a paid consultant but continues to help Republican candidates by appearing at their fundraisers. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Author Elmore Leonard at his home in Bloomfield Village, Mich. Noah Adams/NPR hide caption

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Author Examines 'The History Of White People'

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Arnold Campanile drove his 1991 Yugo, which he bought new, from outside Philadelphia to NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., to give NPR's Guy Raz and author Jason Vuic a ride in style. It didn't break down once. May-Ying Lam hide caption

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Archbishop Desmond Tutu is the author of Made for Goodness — written with his daughter Mpho Tutu, also a priest in the Anglican communion — and several other reflections on faith, forgiveness and reconciliation. Cameron Davidson hide caption

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