Fresh Air for Monday, September 9, 2013

His new book, Dissident Gardens, follows three generations of an activist family, from Rose, a secular Jew and communist, to Sergius, her commune-raised grandson. The book is fiction, but its characters were inspired by Lethem's own family story.

When The Duke Flirted With The Queen

Duke Ellington's piece for Queen Elizabeth II is included in a new collection of late-period suites.
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