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The B&N Podcast: Alexander Chee

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The B&N Podcast: Alexander Chee

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The bestselling author of "The Queen of the Night" joins us to talk about his new book, and the tricky relationship between a writer's life and work.
Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

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Anesthesia: The Gift of Oblivion and the Mystery of Consciousness

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

The ability to render a patient insensible is a key element of modern medicine. But do we really understand how it works?
The Neighborhood

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The Neighborhood

Reviewed by Steven G. Kellman ×

The Nobel Prize-winning writer turns in a tale of scandal and murder set against the backdrop of a corrupt Peruvian political scene.
The B&N Podcast: Marcia Gay Harden

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The B&N Podcast: Marcia Gay Harden

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The Academy Award-winning performer talks about how the incursion of Alzheimer's disease into her mother's life took her on a journey into the science of the mind.
There There

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There There

Reviewed by Heller McAlpin ×

In his debut novel, Tommy Orange tells the story of Native Americans searching for a home in a 21st century city.
We Contain Multitudes: Discovering Our Ancestors Anew

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We Contain Multitudes: Discovering Our Ancestors Anew

Essay by Hamilton Cain ×

As researchers develop better and better tools to investigate our ancestors, our stories about where we come from are changing.
The B&N Podcast: James Patterson on “The President is Missing”

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The B&N Podcast: James Patterson on “The President is Missing”

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The creator of Alex Cross talks about working with Bill Clinton to create a thriller from the point of view only a president could provide.
How to Change Your Mind

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How to Change Your Mind

Reviewed by Melissa H. Pierson ×

Tune in, turn on and turn off the "default-mode network": Michael Pollan takes a trip into the neuroscience of psychedelics.
The B&N Podcast: Rumaan Alam

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The B&N Podcast: Rumaan Alam

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The author of the new novel "That Kind of Mother" talks about joining our national conversation about race, class and gender via the most personal of stories.
The Delicate Ghosts of Robert Aickman

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The Delicate Ghosts of Robert Aickman

Essay by Paul Di Filippo ×

A new collection of ghostly tales by a master of the supernatural finds uncanny chills lurking around the edges of everyday life.
The B&N Podcast: Mark Bittman

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The B&N Podcast: Mark Bittman

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The author of "How to Grill Everything" talks about the unique appeal of the open flame - - and about his own journey as a writer.
The B&N Podcast: Jon Meacham

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The B&N Podcast: Jon Meacham

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer on how a look at America facing crises past can help guide us through divisive times.