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'Game Of Thrones' Season 7, Episode 2: 'You're A Dragon. Be A Dragon'

NPR Books - July 23, 2017 - 11:30pm

In "Stormborn," lots of long-hoarded information was finally shared, and in a massive sea battle, buckles got gruesomely swashed.

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A Veteran TV News Anchor Pens A Prescient Novel In 'Amanda Wakes Up'

NPR Books - July 23, 2017 - 4:05am

Alisyn Camerota's book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.

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'Caesar's Last Breath' Is A Breezy History Of Our Atmosphere

NPR Books - July 23, 2017 - 3:00am

Sam Kean's funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.

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Samantha Hunt On Her Short Stories In 'The Dark Dark'

NPR Books - July 22, 2017 - 4:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks with acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt about her first book of short stories, The Dark Dark, which explores the fantastical and the sorrowful in everyday life.

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Yes, Some Comics Are For Kids — And They're Big Business

NPR Books - July 22, 2017 - 4:08am

What's the best way to get people reading comics? Hook 'em young. And comics for early readers are booming — even big publishers like DC, famed for grim and gritty, are getting in on the action.

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Life Lessons (With Zombies) In 'Minecraft: The Island'

NPR Books - July 22, 2017 - 3:00am

Max Brooks' latest novel is set in the world of the popular video game Minecraft — and once you get past that, it has a lot of valuable ideas for young readers, cleverly disguised with plenty of fun.

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