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Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents  |   

"There are some lessons that only grief and responsibility can teach us," says Weekend Edition host Scott Simon. His new memoir, Unforgettable, is about the life and death of his mother.

The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed  |   

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.

The Ups And Downs Of 'Younger' Life  |   

Sutton Foster stars in a new comedy about a woman who learns that there are a lot of ways to be hassled over your age.

From 'Dragon Tattoo' To The 'Spider's Web': Stieg Larsson's Heroine Returns  |   

The late novelist's Millennium series is getting an addition, The Girl in the Spider's Web. The book, written by David Lagercrantz, just got its title and a U.S. release date: Sept. 1.

'Little Washer Of Sorrows' Morphs The Mundane Into The Fantastic  |   

Katherine Fawcett's short story collection is comfortably domestic, full of quiet drama and unfussy detail. Until you read further and discover the mermaids, monsters and lonely planets (literally).

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