The Week's Best Stories From NPR BooksThis week: Tracking ties between Trump and Putin, Junot Diaz's new kids' book, Alan Hollinghurst on writing gay history, a Syrian journalist on the conflict there, and new fantasy inspired by Africa.
In her new book Bugged, Sarah Albee explores history through the lens of insects — including how they spread disease, how they influence conflicts, and how they can be a tasty snack.
Then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the House Financial Services Committee in 2012. He says he struggled with communicating why he had to help the banks during the financial crisis.
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