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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Grotesque Horror Through A Kid-Sized Window

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Former New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer is the author of Imagine: How Creativity Works. Nina Subin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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Laura Florand's new novel concerns a romance between a French chocolatier and an American candy-bar magnate. Nikki deGroot/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Writer Karin Slaughter has seen the fallout of some of Atlanta's most gruesome crimes and most dramatic transitions. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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'In The Attic': Whips, Witches And A Peculiar Princess

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In 2001, Sally Koslow's then 25-year-old son moved back home after graduating from college. Jim Tierney hide caption

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