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"And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him."
from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
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- How Author John Safran Lost A Year In Mississippi
God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran. [Sun, Nov. 23]
- These Tales Of Transformation Are Both 'Rich And Strange'
Ron Rash's latest collects 34 of his best short stories; critic Alan Cheuse says they're searingly beautiful, "as if someone has taken a stick from a blazing fire and pressed it into your hand." [Sun, Nov. 23]
- Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs'
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader. [Sat, Nov. 22]
- 'Recasting' India's Economic Policy For The Free Market
Fortune India editor-at-large Hindol Sengupta's new book chronicles India's lurching progress away from a state-controlled economy to a more open system that encourages business and investment. [Sat, Nov. 22]
- NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of November 20, 2014
Provence, 1970 examines the early American modern food movement and its pioneers, including James Beard and Julia Child. It appears at No. 13. [Fri, Nov. 21]