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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'Starman' Tracks David Bowie's Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

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Anders Behring Breivik (shown in an undated video) is accused of killing at least 76 people in Norway. Scandinavian crime writers have focused on many of the social issues at play in Breivik's case. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Crime Writers Expose Scandinavia's Dark Side

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In 'Muzzled,' Williams Tells His Side Of The Story

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Henry Louis Gates Jr., is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University. NYU Press hide caption

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What It Means To Be 'Black In Latin America'

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They Came, They Saw, They Cooked: 5 Food Memoirs

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'Twelve Breaths': Lessons From The End Of Life

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