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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Hooray For YA: Teen Novels For Readers Of All Ages

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Margaret Mitchell, pictured above in 1941, started writing while recovering from an ankle injury in 1926. She had read her way through most of Atlanta's Carnegie Library, so her husband brought home a typewriter and said: "Write your own book to amuse yourself." The result was Gone with the Wind. Al Aumuller/Telegram & Sun/Library of Congress hide caption

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How Industrial Farming 'Destroyed' The Tasty Tomato

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Princess Diana died on Aug. 31, 1997, in a Paris car crash while trying to avoid paparazzi. Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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'Untold Story': What If Princess Diana Had Survived?

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Josh Ritter is a singer-songwriter who has released six albums. Bright's Passage is his first novel. Marcelo Biglia/ hide caption

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Nancy Pearl Presents 10 Terrific Summer Reads

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A creation of Christoph Niemann's. Christoph Neimann/Greenwillow Books hide caption

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'Death And After In Iraq': Memoir Of A Mortuary

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Hidden Treasure How-To: Maureen Stanton offers 10 tips for finding valuable antiques and hidden flea market gems. Click here to see her suggestions. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Hidden Gems And 'Killer Stuff': A Flea Market How-To

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A great white shark swims in Shark Alley near Dyer Islandin Gansbaai, South Africa. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images hide caption

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Sympathy For The 'Demon Fish'

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Irish author James Joyce, seen here in 1931. AP hide caption

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Tweeting 'Ulysses': Fans Put A Twist On Bloomsday

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Clouds move over the Potala Palace in Tibet's Lhasa prefecture. Feng Li/Getty Images hide caption

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