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.

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Paula Hawkins Prepares To Dive 'Into The Water'

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The few fertile women remaining in the oppressive Republic of Gilead must serve as reproductive surrogates for powerful leaders in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale. George Kraychyk/Hulu hide caption

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'The Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here'

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Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg speaks at the American Enterprise Institute in 2016. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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'Just Show Up': Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who's Grieving

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a rally in front of the Capitol on March 22. She writes about the middle class and activism in her new book, This Fight Is Our Fight. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Call To Action: 'This Fight' Will Take Everybody

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Mollie Burkhart (second from right) lost all three of her sisters under suspicious circumstances. Rita Smith (left) died in an explosion, Anna Brown (second from left) was shot in the head and Minnie Smith (right) died of what doctors referred to as a "peculiar wasting illness." The Osage National Museum/Courtesy of Doubleday hide caption

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In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

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File This Under Nostalgia: New Book Pays Tribute To The Library Card Catalog

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Former House Speaker and 2012 Republican Party presidential candidate Newt Gingrich autographs a copy of his book at a campaign event in Georgetown, S.C., in 2012. Gingrich published with conservative publishing house Regnery Publishing. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Trump's Win Changed The Game For Publishers On The Left And The Right

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Detail of cover of America #2, by Gabby Rivera and Joe Quinones, starring America Chavez, Marvel's lesbian Latina superhero. Marvel Comics hide caption

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Beyond The Pale (Male): Marvel, Diversity And A Changing Comics Readership

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Comics and graphic novels have become a flourishing space for explorations of race and identity. But what are the compromises they have to make to reach and please wide audiences? Shannon Wright for NPR hide caption

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Changing Colors In Comics

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Alec Baldwin says his SNL impersonation of President Trump is purposefully exaggerated, a "Macy's Day Parade of Trump." Will Heath/NBC hide caption

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Alec Baldwin On Career Highs And Lows And Playing A 'Larger Than Life' Trump

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