Book Worm

1. Edwidge Danticat reads Jamaica Kincaid

Edwidge Danticat reads "Girl" and "Wingless," by Jamaica Kincaid.

2. A Mockingbird Sues

Harper Lee is an 87-year-old modern-day icon. Not only the author of the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, she was also a close friend to Truman Capote while he wrote his own classic, In Cold Blood. So why in tarnation is this famously reclusive author now suing a museum?

3. Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell is a staff writer at The New Yorker. His latest book is David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants. "The categories are in motion. You turn into a Goliath, then you topple because of your bigness. You fall to the bottom again. And Davids, after a while, are no longer Davids. Facebook is no longer an underdog, it's now everything it once despised. I'm everything I once despised. When I was 25, I used to write these incredibly snotty, hostile articles attacking big-name, nonfiction journalists. Now I read them and I'm like, 'Oh my God, they're doing a me on me!'"

4. Things Fall Apart

Chinua Achebe’s classic novel of a Nigerian colonial encounter gets the Disco treatment. An in-depth look at Things Fall Apart leads to discussion of Achebe’s legacy and African literature in general.

5. Doug Dorst

Doug Dorst is the guest. His latest novel, co-authored with film director J.J. Abrams, is called S. (Mulholland Books) & USA Today calls it " intriguing and impressive experiment in storytelling that's full of paranoia, conspiracy theory, love and mystery..."

6. Christos Tsiolkas Reading

While he was in the studio, Christos Tsiolkas read from his latest novel, Barracuda.

7. Books, Words, & Punctuation

How I read 10 classics in 30 minutes; Books about books, words, and punctuation; Dave Eggers' THE CIRCLE and Donald Antrim's The Hundred Brothers.

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