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.

Getting 'An Education' (And More) From Nick Hornby

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Audrey Niffenegger's Tale Of Sisterly 'Symmetry'

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Reading 9-to-5: Richard Russo's Favorite Office Lit

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Madeleine Albright's Jewelry-Box Diplomacy

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From 'Blotto' To 'Betty Booped,' A Dictionary Of Drink

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James Ellroy's new novel, Blood's a Rover, concludes his "Underworld USA" crime trilogy. Gabriel Bouys/Getty hide caption

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James Ellroy Divulges A Few Dirty Secrets

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Poet's Wordplay Leads To MacArthur 'Genius' Award

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Matt Latimer, Struck 'Speech-Less' By The D.C. Noise

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Though his books tend to delve into esoteric mysteries, Dan Brown describes himself as a skeptic. Dan Courter hide caption

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Jane Goodall Sees 'Hope For Animals'

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