A new book club from The New York Times and PBS NewsHour: Join along every month as we choose a book, discuss it here and take your questions for the author. Balaban is a traveler through history and places at home and abroad, writing in a personal voice that has an uncanny ability to imagine the lives of others. This is a book I read with my son this year after it was recommended by his teacher. ... Staff Picks Biography & Memoir Book Club Ideas Comics & Graphic Novels Cookbooks & Food Eye-Opening Reads Family Matters For Art Lovers For History Lovers For Music Lovers For Sports Lovers Funny Stuff Historical Fiction Identity & Culture It’s All Geek To Me Kids’ Books … PBS Books covered the 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair March 29 & 30, 2019 from Portland, Oregon. The book is well illustrated, and has a great message, which are always the trappings of a great children’s book. WQLN-TV 54 is your prime time connection to PBS and much … I spent the year looking to media to escape, and escapism doesn’t get much better than “Lone Wolf and Cub.” Set in Edo-era feudal Japan, “Lone Wolf and Cub” surrounds Ogami Ittō, the Shōgun’s executioner who is framed for murder and is forced to walk the path of assassin for hire with his infant son. Book - 2019 April 2020 "Our April book club pick for Now Read This, the PBS NewsHour’s book club with The New York Times, is Julia Phillips’ “Disappearing Earth,” a novel … Our November book club pick for Now Read This, the PBS NewsHour’s book club with The New York Times, is Elizabeth Acevedo’s “The Poet X. Subscribe to PBS Books on YouTube. The book selection for each month is listed in … For us, everything moves fast and requires a gathering and consideration of facts. What’s going on? After reading Sally Rooney’s books, you start to understand why she’s often dubbed as the quintessential millennial writer of our time. Told from the vantage point of two boys from the Ida B. You think you know something of the world? Thank you. On the latter, the book is horrifying. Like PBS Books on Facebook. She was a writer who transcended the category of ‘writer’: She changed the culture and world for the better. I had to close the book a few times to take a breath as they squeezed through spaces far too tight for this claustrophobic reader. “Disappearing Earth” was named one of The New York Times’ 10 Best Books of the Year and as a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. It also helps that one of the main characters in this book — aside from Curious George — is named Kareem. Thank you. I am not a critic, and I’m not telling you these are the “best.” I am a reporter who happens to love reading, eager to find out more and pass on what I learn. I think I’m gonna read it again in a few months. Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else. And then there is what feels like a bigger way to be an advocate: through the interviews and author profiles at the PBS NewsHour and through our “Now Read This” book club. Courtney Vinopal. I am an advocate for books, reading, literature and literacy. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/disappearing-earth-is-our-april-book-club-pick, ‘Inheritance’ is our March book club pick, ‘American Prison’ is our February book club pick, ‘Heart Berries’ is our January book club pick. What strategies can the rational self employ to keep the destructive ones at bay? PBS sought out Free Minds with the idea to film our innovative book club program within the DC Jail. And Gwen — well, she and I used to talk about books we were reading. Something may be about to happen. The Great American Read is made possible by the Anne Ray Foundation and public television viewers. Amber Tamblyn on "Era of Ignition" at the 2019 AWP Book Fair. My tastes, therefore, are on the record and out there by the basketful (or maybe the binful, since I receive about a postal bin of books every day). A reader truly feels stalked by a large predator — though the most terrifying dinosaurs in the book are not the ones focused on in the movie. But I’m also drawn to the slow act of reading, and I favor fiction. Welcome to WQLN Public Media. This is a story of a multi-sided America that is far from idyllic and that reveals how much more we need to overcome as a country in order to reach equality. People Who Voted On This List (31) Sjm 402 books 40 friends Cathy 5 books 0 friends Mike 1 book 0 friends Sue 1 book 0 friends Tracy 4 books 0 friends Bob 3 books 0 friends Sally 6 books … Subscribe to Here’s the Deal, our politics newsletter for analysis you won’t find anywhere else. I like Giridharadas’ idea of restoring trust in government, given it seems to be in the best position to make the systemic changes the country needs. Giridharadas’ book explores the role philanthropy plays in our world and whether well-meaning, uber-wealthy changemakers — each with their own multi-million dollar initiatives — can do a better job fixing society than the government. I couldn’t put it down, and even if sometimes it felt like a history lesson, it felt like a lesson I needed to hear. May 23, 2019 12:12 PM EST Last week, a member of “Now Read This,” the joint book club by the PBS NewsHour and the New York Times, asked other book club members for … The book centers autistic people and their accomplishments, rather than sidelining them to concentrate on their disabilities or their parents. There are pervasive religious references in the story, which felt historically accurate as that would have been the lens through which the main character saw the world. — Casey Kuhn, associate producer for PBS NewsHour West. 2019 has been a stressful year for me. In May 2018, Chang wrote an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek titled "Amazon Has a … She engaged, just as she does on the page. The world is vivid, the plots are captivating and the artwork is gorgeous. — Courtney Norris, reporter-producer, national affairs. — Tori Partridge, producer, digital video politics. Before her novel “Flights,” the Polish writer was little known in the U.S. Now she’s won the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature and more of her books are being translated and released here. I cherish my time alone with a book, and there is never a time when I am not reading something. Subscribe to ‘Here's the Deal,’ our politics newsletter. Given a national platform, Free Minds members on the education unit at the … This work of historical fiction weaves together real events and people, with a half dozen main fictional characters, including a cynical journalist and young woman, trying to navigate the city and their inner lives. While they fall in love early on, their relationship is full of ups and downs as both pursue different paths into adulthood, growing apart at times but always staying in each other’s orbit. I thought, yes, there is a solace sometimes in talking about art and beauty. So we combed through our data to find Goodreads members' 40 most popular book club picks of 2019! Courtney Vinopal is a general assignment reporter at the PBS NewsHour. And the passengers on United Flight 93 who waited until their plane was over a rural area to try to take back control of the plane from the hijackers. I’m FULL of feelings and cannot recommend the book I’m finishing right now enough. 2018 PBS NewsHour-New York Times Now Read This Book Club Selections; 2019 PBS NewsHour-New York Times Now Read This Book Club Selections; 2020 PBS NewsHour-New York Times Now Read This Book Club Selections; 2021 PBS NewsHour-New York Times Now Read This Book Club … Not many (not I) have really seen the world under our feet. Around her, animals are dying. “Lone Wolf and Cub” is held up as one of the medium’s best for a reason. — Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor. And at a breezy 150 pages, it’s far more economical than that other famous book with “infinite” in the title. And she laughed a lot. When? I confess to keeping my son up more than once because we could not put it down. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a way to rewire your brain for the new decade. Yes, we know how the events of Sept. 11, 2001, tragically unfolded, but the detailed experiences of individuals in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania (and elsewhere around the country) aren’t remembered as clearly. –Courtney Vinopal, general assignment reporter. Group rules: - Please keep the discussion around the book choice respectful and civil. Photo by Getty Images. Take three women, share their pre-#MeToo personal histories — of longing and sex and stereotypes and trauma and frustration — in serious and respectful detail, and you have a much-buzzed-about summer book. Additional engagement funding for The Great American Read is made possible by CPB. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series … I read anything by Ann (who joins us on the NewsHour from time to time with her book recommendations), but I wasn’t sure at first with this one. Welcome to the PBS Books Readers' Club, a book discussion group from PBS Books! Yet until recently, I hadn’t read the book “that started it all” by creating a world where genetic technology has resurrected dinosaurs. Not newly written this year, but newly available in English. The premise of Ainslie’s book is that each of us is a multiplicity of “selves” that compete with one another for control — like the alcoholic’s rational self, taking medication in the morning to induce vomiting, when the alcoholic self can’t resist a drink in the afternoon. The mysterious disappearance of the Golosovsky sisters one summer day ignites an onslaught of media attention that lays bare the broader tensions, particularly for women who feel their struggles have not been given equal notice. Now Read This is a partnership between The New York Times and PBS NewsHour, in which every month we … And can Barry write? Follow PBS Books … Learn more about Friends of the NewsHour. It is also a novel of ideas and identity. If you are looking to start off the new year by catching up on good books … Two aging gangsters sit on a bench and talk for hours in a seedy terminal in the port of Algeciras, Spain. Richard Powers recommends 26 other books on trees, Left: In all of her novels, Ware’s heroines resonate not for their perfection, but for their flaws – in their daily lives and decisions. Oz was as gracious as could be. As the year draws to a close, PBS NewsHour staff members suggest some of the books that made them slow down and enjoy reading this year. Bring ‘em on, please. But the remedy is to hear more from more women, and the (seemingly) seamless liberation of their hidden feelings onto the page feels like a feat of narrative journalism. Now Read This Jia Tolentino’s ‘Trick Mirror’ Is January’s Book Club Pick. And what an observer of life and teller of tales. Yes, this reads like a spy novel, and while the real-life tale is action-packed, it also causes the reader to pause and ask her/himself what the priorities of the country should be and how to achieve them. If you’re interested in how ISIS became ISIS and the story behind the rise and fall of the caliphate, this book is a must-read. A college friend and I have a secret pact: If one of us sees the film adaptation of “Jurassic Park” on television, we immediately inform the other and watch it. It’s an adventure story, many stories in fact, to strange places with unusual people (almost by definition, as they tend to spend much of their lives underground). Two aging gangsters sit on a bench and talk for hours … Please check your inbox to confirm. Read and find out. Join us for the Peanut Blossom Book Club's … READ MORE: Loved ‘The Overstory’? It answered questions for me about my own brain, my family members, students I’ve taught, teachers I’ve had, and generally many of my favorite people. Crichton’s portrayal of the promise and peril of genetic technology is also surprisingly prescient in light of discussions about modern-day advances like gene editing with CRISPR. Jeffrey Brown is the chief correspondent for arts, culture and society at PBS NewsHour. As a designer and developer in the IT/media industry, I always feel responsible for the fair use of technology for social good. Please check your inbox to confirm. I had read a number of her books over the years but somehow missed “Song of Solomon.” Read it. My producer told Oz what was happening and when I arrived he asked if we should go ahead with our interview. — Stephanie Kotuby, senior editorial producer. I read it over my summer vacation and couldn’t put it down. She seems to have an innate understanding of the ways in which today’s young people think about themselves and navigate relationships — both in person and online — with one another. This is a murder mystery — often hilarious, at times extremely sad. All Rights Reserved. Now Read This Book Club (PBS NewsHour-New York Times) ... 07/01/2019 2019 June The Fifth Season: N. K. Jemisin: 06/03/2019 2019 May An Odyssey: Daniel Mendelsohn: 05/03/2019 2019 April Brotopia: Emily Chang: 04/01/2019 2019 March The Power: Naomi Alderman: 03/05/2019 By way of preface, my life in the news business often influences my life as a reader. — Victoria Pasquantonio, education producer. — Marcus Markle, communications manager for Student Reporting Labs. As time goes on, it’s important to the nation’s collective memory that we’re reminded what individual Americans experienced on 9/11. (And you’ll also be surprised by whom dies in the book versus the movie.) In “Norse Mythology,” the few surviving stories we have of the Viking gods feel alive and cohesive, which is no easy task. All Rights Reserved. She emanated life and concern for the value of art. Our April book club pick for Now Read This, the PBS NewsHour’s book club with The New York Times, is Julia Phillips’ "Disappearing Earth,” a novel about a community’s … The eagerly anticipated second novel from bestselling author Julia Claiborne Johnson, Better Luck … Keith S. Wilson on Fieldnotes on "Ordinary Love" at the 2019 AWP Book … In this oral history, Graff successfully — and movingly — reminds us in vivid detail of the sights, sounds and smells, and the range of emotions so many Americans felt on one of the most traumatic days in our nation’s history. Their story is captivating — at times devastating — and the book is full of pointed observations about class, sex and society. Phillips will join us at the end of the month to answer your questions about “Disappearing Earth.” We hope you’ll read along. As the 2020 election approaches, a seemingly moderate Republican and senior Trump administration official has decided to speak up by authoring “A Warning.” This is not the first time the author (who voted for then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016) has raised the alarm. Rooney also writes about sex and intimacy really well, which makes her books even easier to devour. If you watched any of the Marvel movies featuring Thor and wanted to know more about the myth behind the modern take on the God of Thunder, this is the book for you. BY ALEXANDRIA D’ELIA, PBS NewsHour. Hager is a lifelong bibliophile and her mother, former first lady Laura … Another must-read. If you didn’t follow along with the the PBS NewsHour-New York Times book club Now Read This in 2019, here are 12 more suggestions to add to your list. 100 books — 2,474 voters ... Now Read This: PBS NewsHour/New York Times Book Club. One is mundane, the other mysterious, and while finite games are played to be won, infinite games are played solely to assure the continuance of play. This is a book for Republicans, Democrats, independents, urban and rural Americans alike. The most delightful part of the book is its richness. The book is a compilation of stories, several of them haunting. Haidt, a social psychologist who researches the foundations of human morality, argues that, although we all like to think of ourselves as making rational, logical decisions, the human mind is more like a rider on top of an elephant. It chronicles the relationship between Connell and Marianne, two friends from vastly different backgrounds that grow up in the same small Irish town before heading to study at Trinity University in Dublin. His reporting from visits to the southern border of the U.S. and the Mediterranean, and his dive into historical facts, inform this pointed take on who is responsible for a world on the move. — Anne Davenport, senior coordinating producer, CANVAS/Arts and Culture. — Paul Solman, business and economics correspondent. In this mystery, you’re wondering, “Why would you go into that creepy room?” as often as you’re asking “Why are you making such a bad life choice right now?” Ware has been touted as the Agatha Christie of our time and, even knowing where the plot may go, I was still on my toes reading this update. It’s called “NeuroTribes” by Steve Silberman. It doesn’t matter. This list is intended to reflect the 100 books on The Great American Read book list by PBS. Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. Aided by an NPR reporter, these boys take on the mantle of journalism and report back on their day-to-day lives in an America that many would barely recognize or imagine. No foul language. No, it’s real life, a choice of how to live that is just as real (for me) and tells me as much (in its way) as the news reports we produce every day. These were brief encounters but – in my memory — they were not rushed. Chang appeared on Morning Joe, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and Marketplace to discuss the book. Then, people start dying. Listopia > Pbs Book Lists. Set on Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, a region where social and ethnic tensions have long shaped the lives of the residents there, Phillips’ novel follows a cast of characters who are connected by the crime. Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Courtney Vinopal I am a reader. Why? PBS Books is your digital resource for the latest literary news and information. In this latter category, in memoriam to two greats: I had the enormous privilege of meeting and interviewing her several times. Follow us on social media and sign up to receive regular updates sent straight to your inbox. Think you’ve been places? Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the book, so there’s no better time to consume it. These are books and writers that interest me and are, we believe, worthy of your attention. PLEASE DO NOT ADD BOOKS TO THIS LIST. Yes and yes. (Our bookshelves groan.) Two children and a house? 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013. Better Luck Next Time (Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition) by Julia Claiborne Johnson. © 1996 - 2021 NewsHour Productions LLC. Subscribe to ‘Here's the Deal,’ our politics newsletter. In small ways: I travel a lot, seek out independent bookstores and buy a book, even if I’m not going to read it right away. Suketu Mehta adds an important document to the national conversation on immigration. But where there was a governess in James’ novel, there is a modern nanny in Ware’s take. This snuck up on me fast and held me. As a reporter who was there from the start of the Arab Spring in 2011, Giglio’s first-person accounts are harrowing, fascinating, and critical to understanding how a terrorist group can evolve at the speed and ferocity that the Islamic State militant group did. The PBS "Newshour"-New York Times book club selected Brotopia as their April 2019 book club read. These real lives don’t have perfect, explosive endings, and I found myself wishing for more diverse stories of women’s desire. Wells housing project, LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman tell their harrowing stories of growing up on the South Side of Chicago. And, of course, that is part of the reason that her story of a peripatetic young scholar (Oxford and Georgetown) made her an unlikely and very successful spy. “A Warning” weaves in a plethora of historical knowledge on America’s past presidencies with thoughtful reflection in every chapter on the moments that defined us as a nation — just as 2020 will. The PBS Newshour - New York Times "Now Read This" book club selected … Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, Jeffrey Brown Griffiths “The Great Firewall of China” is full of good examples about what it would happen if technology is used without any moral or ethical considerations, and how it could potentially damage our society by harming justice and human dignity. I had read several of his books but missed the greatest: “A Tale of Love and Darkness.” It is a memoir, I guess, but for some reason is most often found in the fiction section. © 1996 - 2021 NewsHour Productions LLC. It has been a way for us to show him how the religion and tradition that he is being raised in can be relatable, and something he sees regularly. She was recruited at 22 — one of the youngest female officers — after the agency heard about an algorithm she designed looking at “the ratio of hookah bars to madrassas and percentage beneath livable wage a border guard gets paid” in order to identify likely terrorist safe havens. Arcing the chasm between sociology and self-help, Carse — a religious scholar — plots a secular, warm and surprising map for why people do what they do, and how we derive meaning from action. This book is one that we have been reading to our son, Kareem, since he was born. PHOTO: Author Ann Patchett and book critic Carlos Lozada outline their top books of 2018. CREDIT: Getty Images. Because of that, some of the story is pretty grim, but my 9-year-old absolutely loved it. I also have personal interests in technology and censorship, and its potential danger when misused. "… Continue reading Nov 03 — Alison Thoet, associate producer/national affairs. December 1, 2020 • Find eight years of recommendations all in one place: Here are nearly 2,500 titles, hand … But, as the year draws to a close, if you want more recommendations for your own groaning bookshelves, my colleagues and I suggest adding these 29 books to your reading list, starting with three novels that stood out for me this year. He is the author of six books, including The Morality of Everyday Life and The Politics of Human … In place of an old haunted house, the heroine is instead plagued by a modern “smart” home. Aja Gabel on "The Ensemble" at the 2019 AWP Book Fair. After 5 years, we've learned all the tricks to picking the perfect book club books for the best book club ever. Our mission is to stimulate, enrich, educate, and entertain the public through communication. They include that of a fireman in the World Trade Center lobby who acknowledged with his fellow firefighters that they may not survive the day, shook hands and went to work anyway. When Today show cohost Jenna Bush Hager launched her book club in 2019, it seemed like a perfect fit. Jeffrey Brown. 2019 Videos. Which self wins? “Drive Your Plow …” (quite a title) is about an aging woman who has retreated to a remote part of Poland. So I reread a book or look for something I’d missed – a kind of homage, a way of acknowledging what’s lost and what endures. “Night Boat to Tangier” by Kevin Barry. — James Williams, executive director of digital strategy. Learn more about Friends of the NewsHour. Like. - Please keep to the topic of the book choice or the book club. (All three are white, cisgendered and straight.) As someone who’s never really been into graphic novels, let alone manga, this series has completely blown me away. I met the Israeli novelist just once, on what happened to be one of the saddest days of my life, as we learned my friend Gwen Ifill was near death. Despite the heavy topic, this book was an easy read. James Carse’s thesis is simple: Human activity can be split between the two kinds of games, finite and infinite. Let me be clear: I don’t consider reading a kind of escape. Set in England in the Middle Ages, it is unique in that it tells the story of peasant life rather than that of lords and ladies. Bonus suggestion: Pair this with Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” You’ll see what I mean. He could not get enough. Safe to say I’ve watched the movie 30 times in my life. Last year, they wrote an op-ed in The New York Times that set to calm an uneasy republic by exposing the “quiet resistance” inside the White House that has allegedly thwarted President Donald Trump’s worst tendencies. NPR's Favorite Books Of 2020: The Book Concierge Is Back With 380+ Great Reads. It is a true coming-of-age story, as the protagonist has to find his way in the world while learning who he is. MacFarlane offers geology, history, literature and myth, without overdoing any of them. “This is not what CIA spies usually look like,” I thought. — Marie Cusick, Student Reporting Labs Youth Media producer. You’ll spend time on the front lines of the street battles in Iraq, plenty of time on the border of Turkey and Syria, and always inside the murky space between the orderly world we know and the dystopian reality that ISIS built. I believe this year is the perfect time to think about it. Follow PBS Books on Twitter. It’s full of interesting anecdotes and thought-provoking moral questions, and particularly relevant during this time of deep political polarization. Giridharadas argues they can’t, based on how most of them got rich in the first place: a rigged system that favors the wealthy. It’s been more than two months since I read “The Only Plane In The Sky,” and yet I still find myself regularly thinking about Graff’s book. Looking for the best book club picks for 2019? Poetry that engages history and today’s front page, in lyrical language that moves quietly and then lands with a punch. The best book club picks for 2020 for busy moms who want FUN books says: November 9, 2019 … 37 books — 14 voters Books That Should Be Adapted By PBS's Masterpiece/Mystery. Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from October to April at 9:30 am in the Community Center unless a change is needed. Phillips spent time in Kamchatka on a Fulbright scholarship in 2011, and studied the Russian language for years. By PBS Newshour January 1, 2019. Goodness, can the Irish talk? Our April book club pick for Now Read This, the PBS NewsHour’s book club with The New York Times, is Julia Phillips’ “Disappearing Earth,” a novel about a community’s reckoning with the sudden disappearance of two young girls. Many things have happened. Is something going to happen? — Magan Crane, senior editor, digital politics. I may have been too critical of government as a way to teach students, well, critical-thinking. In a book review for The New York Times, writer Ivy Pochoda praised Phillips for bringing “a cartographer’s precision and an ethnographer’s clarity” to her descriptions of Kamchatka, as well as weaving together stories of women who are “are fragmented personally, culturally and emotionally not only by the crime that jump-starts the novel, but by place, identity and the people who try, and often fail, to understand them.”. What seems most prescient to me in these ever-more partisan times is how similar the events and attitudes Lutes records are to what we see in the news every day in 2019. Crichton “spares no expense” when it comes to prehistoric details and the descriptions of a genetic innovation run amok. This book changed the way I think about myself, as well as the people with whom I disagree. I was skeptical about the author remaining private — as many of you probably are — until I read why: “Removing my identity from the equation deprives him of an opportunity to create a distraction. And Graff does that with incredible tact and dignity. And finally, two books from the past that I read for the first time this year …. The beloved novel Where the Crawdads Sing was this year's top book club pick among Goodreads members worldwide, while readers keep talking about both of Margaret Atwood's books … Yes, life. It is the most thorough, understanding, accurate and good-hearted explanation of the history and present reality of the study of autism and autistic people I’ve ever seen. PBS NewsHour Highlights Free Minds Book Club September 3, 2019 by Free Minds Book Club Leave a Comment For nearly two decades, we have witnessed young Free Minds … Thomas Fleming. Brown’s is a tough and tender voice. It made me appreciate just how quickly our worlds can change if we’re not paying attention. Thomas Fleming is president of the Fleming Foundation. It was good to join along, above ground. The book made me think of my life as a former civics teacher and how I needed to do a better job explaining to my students what government actually does each day. And if you ever get the opportunity to hear him read his work aloud, as I did recently at the Miami Book Fair, take it. What will he do when there is no person to attack, only an idea?” the unnamed author wrote. I met Amaryllis Fox this summer– as she was beginning to talk about her memoir, “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA” — and was struck by how my own biases presented themselves. His poetry comes from a deep reading of literature – among other things, he is a renowned translator of Vietnamese poetry — and a willingness to go out into the world to see things for himself. The best book club picks for 2019: Join the best online book club ever says: August 23, 2019 at 1:49 pm […] 12 books you’ll want to snuggle up with this Christmas […] Reply. The rider is our conscious reasoning, and the elephant is the other 99 percent of our mental processing — occurring outside our awareness, driven by our feelings — that governs most of our behavior. PBS’s The Great American Read: List of America’s Top 100 Books. https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/we-read-these-29-books-in-2019-you-should-too, 5 novels about climate change to read now, 9 books about dance that will change how you see the art form, At this D.C. jail, a book club offers a safe space, “The House of Broken Angels” by Luis Urrea, “The Woman Warrior” by Maxine Hong Kingston, “Conversations With Friends” by Sally Rooney. And today ’ s the Great American read is made possible by CPB Berlin... Era of Ignition '' at the PBS NewsHour, sex and society PBS. 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