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05:44

'The Sentimentalists': Submerged Emotions Surface

Johanna Skibsrud's award-winning debut novel about an alcoholic father's relationship with his adult daughters was written for a master's thesis at Concordia University. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says the language of the story settles deep into a reader's consciousness.

06:25

'Next Stop Is Vietnam': The War In Music.

A recent 13-CD box set called Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961-2008 documents the music that dominated the airwaves during the Vietnam War. Rock historian Ed Ward says the compilation could have used some "conscientious curation."

05:09

A Family 'Falling' After a Tour in Vietnam

Danielle Trussoni's just-published memoir is Falling Through the Earth. In the book, Trussoni explores the damaging legacy of her father's military service in Vietnam. Book critic Maureen Corrigan says the memoir is also an unusual testament to the father-daughter bond.

06:52

Film critic John Powers

Film critic John Powers returns to Fresh Air and reviews the new recut and expanded version of Apocalypse Now which is opening in theaters.

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