Nonfiction: What the People of Appalachia Want

Steven Stoll’s “Ramp Hollow” looks at the history of deprivation in the region.

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  • John Legend at Sundance: ‘We need to humanize the young people’
    6:35 PMPARK CITY, UTAH — At a Saturday afternoon panel discussion, Blackhouse Foundation leader Brickson Diamond touted the record 39 black projects being featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Behind him, John Legend, Tonya Lewis Lee and ...
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  • In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape
    Editor's note: This report includes descriptions of sexual assault. Somebody with an intellectual disability by definition has difficulty learning, reasoning or problem-solving. But many often think deeply about the things that affect them — and the ...
    01/20/2018 - 12:20 am | View Link
  • The Trump Administration Is Scuttling a Rule That Would Save People From Dying of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    After Hurricane Irma hit Orlando, Florida last September, the local police got a desperate 911 call from a 12-year-old boy reporting that his mother and siblings were unconscious. Fumes overcame the first deputy who rushed to the scene. After the police ...
    01/19/2018 - 7:00 pm | View Link
  • Amazon's indigenous people 'never so threatened': pope
    Pope Francis sounded a stark warning about the future of the Amazon and its peoples during a visit to the region on Friday, saying they had "never been so threatened." In a speech to thousands of tribe members on the edge of the rainforest in Peru, he said ...
    01/19/2018 - 11:10 am | View Link
  • Delta is cracking down on people who use fake emotional support animals to let their pets fly for free (DAL)
    Delta Air Lines is enacting tighter regulations for passengers who travel with service and emotional support animals. The move is in response to an 84% increase in incidents involving untrained or poorly trained animals since 2016. This includes issues ...
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  • 2014 National Book Awards
    More information > LISTEN: Mitchell Kaplan announces the 2014 NBA Finalists on NPR's Morning Edition > Press Release: 2014 National Book Awards Longlist For Fiction
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  • Who Was? Books: A Series of Nonfiction Books for Kids
    Penguin's Who Was? and What Was? series of nonfiction books offers kid-friendly accounts of important historical events and famous figures. Collect them all!
    01/17/2018 - 7:30 am | View Website
  • Nonfiction. publishes a diverse and intelligent nonfiction corpus, including many works of political and social history.
    01/16/2018 - 11:38 pm | View Website
  • 2015 National Book Awards
    Jesse Ball A Cure for Suicide. I wanted the book to be full of sadness, but also joy. I suppose I can be said to be amazed by the way those two quantities intertwine.
    01/16/2018 - 6:23 pm | View Website
  • Nonfiction : NPR
    Nonfiction: news, interviews and reviews from NPR Books
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