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- Why Afghanistan's 'Underground Girls' Skirt Tradition To Live As Boys
In a new book, journalist Jenny Nordberg writes about the bacha posh, young girls who dress up like boys to enjoy the freedoms of being an Afghan male for as long as they can. [Sat, Sept. 20]
- NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 18, 2014
Appearing at No. 6, scholar Reza Aslan's Zealot combines biblical and historical sources to probe the life of Jesus of Nazareth. [Fri, Sept. 19]
- NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of September 18, 2014
At No. 14, Dennis Lehane's The Drop follows a woman and a lonely bartender as they encounter the Chechen mafia, stick-up artists and a relentless cop. [Fri, Sept. 19]
- NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of September 18, 2014
Debuting at No. 5, Henry Kissinger's World Order gives a historian's perspective on the idea of order in world affairs. [Fri, Sept. 19]
- NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of September 18, 2014
In Ian McEwan's The Children Act, a judge decides a case involving parents whose faith forbids a life-saving transfusion for their son. It debuts at No. 4. [Fri, Sept. 19]