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Ocean Vuong and the Power of Loss

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Ocean Vuong and the Power of Loss

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The poet-turned-novelist brings a haunting, fragmentary approach to the story of a young man's relationship with his mother in "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous."
New from the B&N Podcast: King of the Dark

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New from the B&N Podcast: King of the Dark

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New from the B&N Podcast: King of the Dark, a weekly series exploring and celebrating the books of Stephen King. This week: a Prom Night to Remember....
The B&N Podcast: Ocean Vuong on Surrendering to the Story

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The B&N Podcast: Ocean Vuong on Surrendering to the Story

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The author of the celebrated debut novel "On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous" talks with us about the unique power of fiction to tell the truth.
Far Country: Scenes from American Culture

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Far Country: Scenes from American Culture

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The polymathic literary critic puts his counter-intuitive approach to reading on display in a compact new book that runs the gamut from Whitman to Westerns.
The B&N Podcast:  Jennifer Weiner on Family Ties

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The B&N Podcast: Jennifer Weiner on Family Ties

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The author of "Mrs. Everything" joins us to talk about what happens in stories when women tell the truth about their lives. (And how to handle the conversation after your mother reads your...
The B&N Podcast: George F. Will on a Life’s Pursuit

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The B&N Podcast: George F. Will on a Life’s Pursuit

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The longtime political commentator weighs in on a lifetime's work defining his philosophy -- the mission behind his new book "The Conservative Sensibility"
The B&N Podcast: Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis Mode

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The B&N Podcast: Jared Diamond on Nations in Crisis Mode

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The author of "Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis" joins us to talk about how societies facing momentous change can learn something from struggles happening at a much smaller scale.
The B&N Podcast: Rick Atkinson on the Shot Heard Around the World

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The B&N Podcast: Rick Atkinson on the Shot Heard Around the World

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The bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy brought the Allied war in WWII Europe into brilliant, soldier-level focus. Now, with "The British Are Coming," he's setting his sights on...
The B&N Podcast: Chelsea Handler Gets Empathetic

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The B&N Podcast: Chelsea Handler Gets Empathetic

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The TV star and boundary-smashing comedian joins us to talk about finding herself lost in the midst of success -- and the unexpected journey into a trauma in the past that brought her back.
The B&N Podcast: Mark Manson Doesn’t Mince Words

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The B&N Podcast: Mark Manson Doesn’t Mince Words

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The author of "Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope" talks about how the runaway success of his first book led him to an unexpected crisis -- and how he came through it.
The B&N Podcast: David Baldacci on What’s Hidden in Plain Sight

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The B&N Podcast: David Baldacci on What’s Hidden in Plain Sight

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The author of thrillers that take readers from the halls of power to the mean streets is back, and so is Detective Amos Decker. David Baldacci joins us to talk about the unique challenges of...
The B&N Podcast: Admiral William McRaven on Stories and Leadership

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The B&N Podcast: Admiral William McRaven on Stories and Leadership

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The former commander of U.S. special forces has brought his career in service to life in the new memoir "Sea Stories." He dropped by the podcast studio to talk about an adventurous life, what...