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Featured July 4, 2015
on All Things Considered

Speak Louisa Hall

Speak
by Louisa Hall

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A thoughtful, poignant novel that explores the creation of Artificial Intelligence—illuminating the very human need for communication, connection, and understanding.

In a narrative that spans geography and time, from the Atlantic Ocean in the seventeenth century, to a correctional institute in Texas in the near future, and told from the perspectives of five very different characters, Speak considers what it means to be human, and what it means to be Read More »



Featured July 3, 2015
on PBS News Hour

The Quartet Joseph J. Ellis

The Quartet
by Joseph J. Ellis

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Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. We all know the famous opening phrase of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this Continent a new Nation.” The truth is different. In 1776, thirteen American colonies declared themselves independent Read More »



Featured July 2, 2015
on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States Sarah Vowell

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States
by Sarah Vowell

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From the bestselling author of Assassination Vacation and The Partly Cloudy Patriot, an insightful and unconventional account of George Washington’s trusted officer and friend, that swashbuckling teenage French aristocrat the Marquis de Lafayette.  

Chronicling General Lafayette’s years in Washington’s army, Vowell reflects on the ideals of the American Revolution versus the reality of the Revolutionary War.  Riding shotgun with Lafayette Read More »



Featured July 2, 2015
on Morning Edition

Dustoff 7-3 Erik Sabiston

Dustoff 7-3
by Erik Sabiston

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Saving Lives Under Fire in Afghanistan

Dustoff 7-3 tells the true story of four unlikely heroes in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan, where medics are forced to descend on wires to reach the wounded and helicopter pilots must fight wind, weather, and enemy fire to pluck casualties from some of the world’s most difficult combat arenas. Complete opposites thrown together, cut off, and outnumbered, Chief Warrant Officer Erik Sabiston and his flight crew answered the call in Read More »



Featured July 1, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Home

Home
by Bryan Voltaggio

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Recipes to Cook with Family and Friends

Top Chef Masters finalist Bryan Voltaggio's tribute to the American comfort food he enjoyed growing up, elevated with sophisticated and irresistible new recipes. Bryan Voltaggio brings an authentic love for seasonal, farm-to-table cooking and a playful and distinctive approach to classic dishes in his first solo cookbook. Many of the recipes celebrate his Middle-Atlantic roots in inventive ways, like Crab Waffle Benedict, Chicken Pot Pie Fritters, Sweet Potato and Chickpea Fries Read More »



Featured July 1, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Last Chance Hero Hope Ramsay

Last Chance Hero
by Hope Ramsay

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Ross Gardiner has had his fill of difficult relationships. Returning to Last Chance after a rough divorce, the town's handsome new fire chief just wants safety and stability-a tall order given his dangerous job and the way he has the attention of all the single women in town. All except Sabina Grey, the girl who stole his heart when they were teenagers.

Sabina knows a lot about playing it Read More »

A Wonderful Addition To An Awesome Series Filled With Romance And Twists



Featured July 1, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Thomas Jefferson Jon Meacham

Thomas Jefferson
by Jon Meacham

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The Art of Power

In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do Read More »



Featured July 1, 2015
on Morning Edition

Firebird Misty Copeland

Firebird
by Misty Copeland

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In her debut picture book, Misty Copeland tells the story of a young girl--an every girl--whose confidence is fragile and who is questioning her own ability to reach the heights that Misty has reached. Misty encourages this young girl's faith in herself and shows her exactly how, through hard work and dedication, she too can become Firebird.

Lyrical and affecting text paired with bold, striking illustrations that are some of Read More »



Featured July 1, 2015
on The Chew

The Chew

The Chew
by The Chew

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A Year of Celebrations - Festive and Delicious Recipes for Every Occasion

The five hosts of ABC's hit show The Chew invite you to celebrate a full year of holidays, events, and special occasions. From Thanksgiving to Mother's Day, and Christmas to the Fourth of July, Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz, and Michael Symon are here to provide you with mouthwatering recipes, useful entertaining tips, and creative crafts to make your gatherings unforgettable, original, and manageable. In this third companion book, the Read More »



Featured June 30, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Truth Or Die Howard Roughan

Truth Or Die
by Howard Roughan, James Patterson

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The truth will set you free—if it doesn't kill you first. After a serious professional stumble, attorney Trevor Mann may have finally hit his stride. He's found happiness with his girlfriend Claire Parker, a beautiful, ambitious journalist always on the hunt for a scoop. But when Claire's newest story leads to a violent confrontation, Trevor's newly peaceful life is shattered as he tries to find out why. Chasing Claire's Read More »

Trevor's life is good, too good and it's all about to come to a screeching halt



Featured June 30, 2015
on Today

One Good Life

One Good Life
by Jill Nystul

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My Tips, My Wisdom, My Story

Jill Nystul started her blog, One Good Thing by Jillee, as a means to take steps forward after emerging from rehabilitation from alcohol dependence and battling a slew of equally tough issues that tested her confidence as a wife and mother. Her goal was to pursue her passion and help others along the way—one day at a time and one step at a time—by writing about one good thing each day. It is Read More »



Featured June 30, 2015
on All Things Considered

Life in Motion Misty Copeland

Life in Motion
by Misty Copeland

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An Unlikely Ballerina

In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland makes history as the only African American soloist dancing with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. But when she first placed her hands on the barre at an after-school community center, no one expected the undersized, anxious thirteen-year-old to become a groundbreaking ballerina.

When she discovered ballet, Misty was living in a shabby motel room, struggling with her five siblings Read More »




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