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Fresh Air listens back to our 1989 interview with Snow Leopard author and Paris Review co-founder Peter Matthiessen, who died Saturday at age 86. His new novel In Paradise comes out Tuesday.

"If Jesus had not been declared God by his followers, his followers would'™ve remained a sect within Judaism — a small Jewish sect," says historian Bart Ehrman.

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In How Jesus Became God, Bart Ehrman explores how a Jewish preacher from Galilee was transformed into a deity. "Jesus himself didn't call himself God and didn't consider himself God," Ehrman says.

A scene from the 1965 film Doctor Zhivago, based on Boris Pasternak's epic novel.

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Journalist Matt Taibbi investigates the differences between punishment for white-collar and blue-collar crimes in The Divide. He also questions beliefs about who is "appropriate for jail."

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They call themselves the Global Grannies, a group of women who travel together, started by three ladies in Montana. On this week's, Wingin' It!, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the Global Grannies.

Cover of The President's Daughter

Years after she first read and adored Ellen Emerson White's series of young adult novels, author Tova Mirvis still finds herself wondering, "What would Meg Powers do?"

Lydia Davis is the winner of the 2013 Man Booker International Prize.

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The award-winning author is known for her brevity, and Can't And Won't doesn't disappoint. Davis tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the works of Russell Edson inspired her to write super-short stories.

Jeff Perry (left) and Dan Bucatinsky  play Cyrus Beene and James Novak in ABC's Scandal.

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To the shock and awe of viewers, main characters were killed off on ABC's Scandal and CBS' The Good Wife in recent weeks. Author K.M. Weiland offers advice on successfully killing a character.

Do you see what I see? That's the question Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield asks about this image he took from the International Space Station.

The image comes from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who gained fans last year when he tweeted photos and messages about his stint on the International Space Station.