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.

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Kurt Cobain's Journals: The Writer Behind The Rock Star

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Look twice: Champion skier and skateboarder Kevin Michael Connolly goes places most people wouldn't. And most people -- unlike Connolly -- have legs. Courtesy of Kevin Michael Connolly hide caption

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Quanah Parker was the last chief of the Comanches — and the son of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was captured as a child by the Comanches. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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What Are The Odds? A Book About Bookies

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Explorer Bart Hogan stands at an entrance to the Cheve cave in Mexico. Author James M. Tabor writes about a 2004 expedition through the Cheve supercave in his new book Blind Descent. Frank Abbato hide caption

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A 'Blind Descent' Into The Deepest Caves On Earth

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William-Henry Ireland forged hundreds of documents and passed them off as William Shakespeare originals. After his confession, he went on to publish a series of Gothic novels and some romantic poetry. Courtesy of Doug Stewart hide caption

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