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'Abstinence Teacher' Might Be Better on Screen

Author Tom Perrotta's novels Election and Little Children were made into rather successful movies. He has another novel out this fall: The Abstinence Teacher. Is it worth reading before it hits theaters?

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.