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- Stepping Into 'Talking As Fast As I Can' Again Is Like Sense Memory For Actor Lauren Graham
Lauren Graham is the fast-talking Lorelei Gilmore, on Gilmore Girls, a role she recently reprised on Netflix. She tells NPR's Ailsa Chang about her memoir, Talking As Fast As I Can. [Sun, Dec. 4]
- 'Red Car' Exposes Unsettling Side To Life's Listlessness
The Red Car, the latest novel by Marcy Dermansky, features a protagonist who's haunted by a former boss. NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Dermansky about the fantastical and dark novel. [Sun, Dec. 4]
- Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe'
Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars. [Sun, Dec. 4]
- 'Out Of The Wreck I Rise' Supports Addiction Recovery With Literary Hero Companions
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Sara Bader and Neil Steinberg about their book, "Out Of The Wreck I Rise: A Literary Companion to Recovery," a new anthology about addiction and sobriety. [Sat, Dec. 3]
- Daughter Of African-American Filmmaker Asks, What Happened To Kathleen Collins?
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Nina Collins about a new book of short stories written by her late mother, Kathleen Collins, one of the first African-American filmmakers. The book is called "Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?" [Sat, Dec. 3]