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- Book News: Judge's Comments Bruising To Apple's Price-Fixing Case
Also: Mary Karr on addiction and David Foster Wallace; Maria Semple calls Jonathan Franzen her "big daddy." [Fri, May 24]
- June Kids' Book Club Pick: 'The One And Only Ivan'
In June, NPR's Backseat Book Club will read Katherine Applegate's tale of Ivan, a gorilla who lives in a shopping mall. Ivan enjoys watching TV and painting, but a newcomer to the mall — a baby elephant — forces Ivan to face his own past. [Thu, May 23]
- 'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes
Can you imagine your own superhero? That's the question author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka posed to kids on a recent afternoon at a school in Washington, D.C. Krosoczka also described how he overcame a difficult childhood to become the author of the beloved Lunch Lady series. [Thu, May 23]
- Book News: Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker International Prize
Also: Amazon to begin publishing fan fiction; Paul Ryan and Elizabeth Warren are writing books; Keith Richards' exorbitant library fines. [Thu, May 23]
- Heartbreaking Choice Sets Siblings On Separate, Unequal Paths
A poor father sells his daughter to a wealthy, childless couple, dividing her from her beloved brother and setting a chain of stories in motion in Khaled Hosseini's And the Mountains Echoed. Moving and morally complex, this is the most ambitious book yet from the author of The Kite Runner. [Thu, May 23]