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KC author Whitney Terrell blows up the typical war novel with a female protagonist

In “The Good Lieutenant,” Whitney Terrell writes about the Iraq war through the eyes of Kansan Emma Fowler

Terrell says he chose that viewpoint because she is both an Army insider and an outsider

This Q&A is a launching point for you to read along with the FYI Book Club

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This week's best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

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Conservatives are finally taking prejudice seriously

A funny thing happened when conservative media leaders met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg last week. The summit was meant to quell right-wing anger over news reports that the site's "trending topics" links are chosen by curators with a liberal bias. It was Facebook's effort at transparency. But it ended up revealing as much about conservative thought as it did about social media.

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Fat and happy: No one tells author Lindy West what to do

Lindy West is a defender of bodies: women's bodies, fat bodies, every body's right to exist in whatever way, shape or form, unjudged and unassailed. "Everyone has a body," she says. "We haven't developed brain-in-jar technology yet." Her writing puts forth the unfortunately radical proposition that each person's body is that person's own business.

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KC author Whitney Terrell on his new novel, 'The Good Lieutenant'

We used Kansas City's World War I Museum as the backdrop to ask Whitney Terrell about his latest novel, "The Good Lieutenant." Terrell explains why he chose a somewhat unusual protagonist for this war story: a female first lieutenant leading a platoon of male soldiers in Iraq.
Sharon Hoffmann The Kansas City Star
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