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Jul 29, 2011 — NPR coverage of Bel Canto: A Novel by Ann Patchett. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of Charles Jessold, Considered As a Murderer by Wesley Stace. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Mar 10, 2011 — In Wesley Stace's Charles Jessold, Considered as a Murderer, a World War I-era composer is accused of murder/suicide — and two biographies within the novel attempt to get to the heart of the story. The novel raises questions of truth, blame and how to prove a dead man's innocence.
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Aug 11, 2008 — Set over a period of 24 hours, Run explores themes of family, race and identity. The book is Patchett's first novel since the acclaimed Bel Canto.
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May 29, 2008 — Feeling left out when the conversation turns to Richard Wagner? Get to know the controversial composer's stunning music with help from William Berger, author of Wagner Without Fear.
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Jul 1, 2007 — Lisa See's novel, Peony in Love, takes the reader to 17th century China and chronicles how a banned opera casts a spell on girls, causing many to die from lovesickness. See tells Liane Hansen that women in her family inspired elements of the book.
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Dec 11, 2006 — Our book critic continues her list of the year's best in books. This time, she tells us about her favorites in mysteries and nonfiction.
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Oct 21, 2006 — For centuries, an evening of dinner and the opera has been a popular combination. Food historian Francine Segan celebrates this combination with a new book of recipes inspired by beloved arias, overtures and composers.
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