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'Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier' Does What 'The Return' Didn't

NPR Books - November 6, 2017 - 2:00am

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost reveals the final fates of several characters and ties up the show's narrative threads in a way that is as satisfying as The Return was mystifying.

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'Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier' Does What 'The Return' Didn't

NPR Books - November 6, 2017 - 2:00am

Twin Peaks co-creator Mark Frost reveals the final fates of several characters and ties up the show's narrative threads in a way that is as satisfying as The Return was mystifying.

(Image credit: Showtime)

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'Mad Men' Creator Says Writing A Novel Is Nothing Like TV Writing

NPR Books - November 6, 2017 - 1:53am

Matthew Weiner's first novel is Heather, the Totality. It's a character study of a well-to-do New York family — and a violence-prone construction worker who becomes obsessed with their daughter.

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'Mad Men' Creator Says Writing A Novel Is Nothing Like TV Writing

NPR Books - November 6, 2017 - 1:53am

Matthew Weiner's first novel is Heather the Totality. It's a character study of a well-to-do New York family and a violence-prone construction worker who becomes obsessed with their daughter.

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Jenifer Lewis Of 'Black-ish' Reflects On Her Role As Black Hollywood's Mother

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 3:33pm

Actress Jenifer Lewis' new memoir, The Mother of Black Hollywood, explores her decades-long career and her role as the mom character to black actors in TV and film.

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Jenifer Lewis Of 'Black-ish' Reflects On Her Role As Black Hollywood's Mother

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 3:33pm

Actress Jenifer Lewis' new memoir The Mother of Black Hollywood explores her decades-long career and her role as the mom character to black actors in TV and film.

(Image credit: Harper Collins)

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'Invisible No More' Examines Police Violence Against Minority Women

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 6:00am

Author Andrea Ritchie wants the incidents of police violence involving women of color and transgender women to get as much attention as black men and boys have received in recent years.

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'Invisible No More' Examines Police Violence Against Minority Women

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 6:00am

Author Andrea Ritchie wants the incidents of police violence involving women of color and transgender women to get as much attention as black men and boys have received in recent years.

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The Property Brothers Flip A Page On Their TV Triumphs

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 5:06am

If you've ever watched HGTV, you've probably come across Drew and Jonathan Scott — the twins from Canada who are the darlings of home improvement. Their new book is called It Takes Two.

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The Property Brothers Flip A Page On Their TV Triumphs

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 5:06am

If you've ever watched HGTV, you've probably come across Drew and Jonathan Scott — the twins from Canada who are the darlings of home improvement. Their new book is called It Takes Two.

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Firsthand Experience Fuels The 'Pursuit Of Memory'

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 4:00am

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli's new book about the fight against Alzheimer's draws on his own personal passions; his grandfather developed the disease and eventually stopped recognizing his grandson.

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Firsthand Experience Fuels The 'Pursuit Of Memory'

NPR Books - November 5, 2017 - 4:00am

Neuroscientist Joseph Jebelli's new book about the fight against Alzheimer's draws on his own personal passions; his grandfather developed the disease and eventually stopped recognizing his grandson.

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The World Is A Family Tree In 'It's All Relative'

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

A.J. Jacobs' latest book explains how basically everyone in the world is related to each other. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about It's All Relative.

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A 'Wine Lover's Daughter' Savors Her Dad's Vintage Story

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

Anne Fadiman writes about her father's journey from poor Brooklyn Jew to wine connoisseur. She says, "Along with books, wine represented the sort of cultivated, refined life that he had aspired to."

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The World Is A Family Tree In 'It's All Relative'

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

A.J. Jacobs' latest book explains how basically everyone in the world is related to each other. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about It's All Relative.

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A 'Wine Lover's Daughter' Savors Her Dad's Vintage Story

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

Anne Fadiman writes about her father's journey from poor Brooklyn Jew to wine connoisseur. She says, "Along with books, wine represented the sort of cultivated, refined life that he had aspired to."

(Image credit: Courtesy of Annalee Fadiman)

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Skip To 'The Good Part' Of Romance Audiobooks

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

For people who love a good romance novel, getting to the steamy moments just got a little easier.

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Skip To 'The Good Part' Of Romance Audiobooks

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 4:13am

For people who love a good romance novel, getting to the steamy moments just got a little easier.

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'Beasts Made Of Night' Is The Beginning Of A Great Saga

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 3:00am

Fantastic worldbuilding sets the stage in Tochi Onyebuchi's new novel, set in a bustling market city inspired by his Nigerian heritage. While the storytelling can be indecisive, the setting triumphs.

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'Beasts Made Of Night' Is The Beginning Of A Great Saga

NPR Books - November 4, 2017 - 3:00am

Fantastic worldbuilding sets the stage in Tochi Onyebuchi's new novel, set in a bustling market city inspired by his Nigerian heritage. While the storytelling can be indecisive, the setting triumphs.

(Image credit: Razorbill)

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