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'Decarcerating America' Is A Powerful Call For Reform

NPR Books - February 20, 2018 - 4:00am

This new essay, edited by Ernest Drucker, argues that mass incarceration — more than 2 million Americans are locked up — tears at our social fabric and leaves people with no option but to reoffend.

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Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

NPR Books - February 20, 2018 - 2:01am

Sci-fi authors like William Gibson foresaw what the Internet would bring. Inspired by their visions, NPR's Laura Sydell set out to see what artists and criminals think about and do with technology.

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'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

NPR Books - February 19, 2018 - 1:44pm

Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.

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'Only Child': A Story of Loss, Grief And Hope

NPR Books - February 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

Rhiannon Navin's Only Child, a novel about the aftermath of a school shooting came out shortly before a fatal school shooting in Florida. NPR's Michel Martin talks to Navin about overcoming tragedy.

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'Manuscripts' Encourages Readers To Approach The Bible Like A Novel

NPR Books - February 18, 2018 - 7:00am

The Bible's famous verse and chapter structure is relatively recent — and surprisingly unpopular. And a new version out now aims to make it more approachable by structuring it like any other book.

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'Dreadful Young Ladies And Other Stories' From A Self-Proclaimed 'Strange Woman'

NPR Books - February 18, 2018 - 5:07am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Newbery Medal winner Kelly Barnhill about Dreadful Young Ladies and Other Stories, her new collection of dark, whimsical fantasies.

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For These Unhappy Campers, Trauma Blights Their Lives 'Forevermore'

NPR Books - February 18, 2018 - 4:00am

Kim Fu's new novel about a sleepaway camp sojourn that turns shattering for five young girls. But though the troubles seem tame — thirst and a lack of gummi bears — the horror comes later.

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In 'Down The River,' Walter Mosley Latest Detective Novel Deals With Dualities

NPR Books - February 17, 2018 - 2:21pm

NPR's Michel Martin talks with prolific detective novelist Walter Mosley about his book, Down The River Unto The Sea, which takes on real world issues of policing, activism and criminal justice.

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