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July 25, 2014 | NPR · Steve Inskeep talks with Honduran Foreign Minister Mireya Aguero de Corrales, who's in Washington to help find a solution to the thousands of Central American children arriving at the U.S. border.
 
July 25, 2014 | WBUR · Massachusetts is offering to house hundreds of unaccompanied minors who've been detained crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. One of the proposed sites is on Cape Cod, but residents are blasting the plan.
 
July 25, 2014 | NPR · The novels of John le Carre have been reliable sources of compelling cinema. The new adaptation of "A Most Wanted Man" stars Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his last roles.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
 
July 27, 2014 | NPR · Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
 
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July 27, 2014 | NPR · The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
 

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July 26, 2014 | NPR · Hezbollah has been a longtime ally of Hamas, but during this most recent conflict between Israel and Gaza they've taken a sideline role. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the BBC's Kim Ghattas in Beirut.
 

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July 27, 2014 | NPR · Fighting in Ukraine near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has international investigators staying away. NPR's Arun Rath talks with OSCE's Michael Bociurkiw about the investigation.
 

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Reminiscing

Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Optimist's Daughter by Eudora Welty. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 15, 2011 — NPR coverage of Home by Marilynne Robinson. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Jul 14, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Fates Will Find Their Way: A Novel by Hannah Pittard. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
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Feb 5, 2011 — Hannah Pittard's debut novel, The Fates Will Find Their Way, tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who inexplicably disappears one day — and the neighborhood kids who become entranced by what may have happened to her.
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Aug 4, 2009 — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo sifts through failed marriages, memory and the bonds between parents and children in his latest novel.
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Sep 20, 2008 — Marilynne Robinson tackles questions of faith and family in her new novel, Home. A companion piece to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Gilead, Home sets the tale of the prodigal son in small-town Iowa.
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Sep 19, 2008 — Pulitzer Prize-winner Marilynne Robinson returns to the town of Gilead, scene of her last novel. Home has a less meditative tone that suits its younger characters, especially Jack, the wayward son who returns in search of redemption.
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Sep 11, 2008 — Returning to a childhood home as a grown-up is always loaded with emotion. These three books about homecoming are guaranteed to make even the most stoic readers nostalgic for the too-tight embrace of family.
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