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.

In 'Believers', Courage And Cowardice Of Conviction

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Chris Silas Neal

The flower show Emily Dickinson's Garden: The Poetry of Flowers, at the New York Botanical Garden, re-creates a 19th- century-style New England garden. John Peden hide caption

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A Flowering Tribute To Emily Dickinson

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The early morning sun strikes the U.S. Capitol on the day before midterm elections in November 2006. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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'Finding Chandra' Levy Marred By Critical Mistakes

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Roddy Doyle is the author of the Barrytown Trilogy, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Woman Who Walked into Doors. He lives in Dublin. Mark Nixon hide caption

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The Invisible Gorilla by Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons explores how we notice a lot less than we think we do. hide caption

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