Books : NPR 4 April 2018

Love (And Music And Glitter) Saves The Day In 'Space Opera'

In Catherynne M. Valente's new novel, a washed-up glitter punk musician has to save all humanity by singing in an intergalactic version of the Eurovision Song Contest. (Also, there are murderhippos.)

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'Two Sisters' Leave Home For Syria, Tearing A Family Apart

Norwegian journalist ├ůsne Seierstad's new book is a heartbreaking but necessary account of two teenage sisters from a moderate Muslim family who fled to war-torn Syria after becoming radicalized.

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An 'Exhausted' Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final 31 Hours

A bomb threat, a march turned violent and a militant black power group all weighed heavily on the civil rights leader during his last speech in 1968, says Redemption author Joseph Rosenbloom.

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