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Friday, November 28, 2008

Returning to the workplace can be a challenge for stay-at-home moms who’ve taken time off to take care of kids. Hear how those women manage to balance their families and careers. Also: the fascinating life story of a Cambridge scientist who became obsessed with Chinese culture. Plus, Bill Moyers assesses the health of American democracy today!

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Bill Moyers

Bill Moyers on Democracy

TV journalist Bill Moyers assesses the health of democracy in America today. His new book is Moyers on Democracy.

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The Man Who Loved China

Bestselling journalist Simon Winchester’s new book, The Man Who Loved China, tells the true story of a Cambridge scientist who fell in love with a Chinese student in the 1930 and went on to devote his life to writing a whopping 17-volume history of China.

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Post-Soviet Stories

Sana Krasikov’s debut short story collection, One More Year, explores the experiences of Russian and Georgian immigrants who have settled in the U.S., and the many uncertainties that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Moms Returning to Work

Returning to the workplace can be a challenge for stay-at-home moms who’ve taken time off to take care of kids. Hear why more and more employers are specifically choosing to hire returning mothers, and how those women manage to balance their families and careers. Emma Gilbey Keller’s recent book is ...

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