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Featured April 23, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Gifts of the Crow John Marzluff

Gifts of the Crow
by John Marzluff, Tony Angell

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How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans

Playful, social, and passionate, crows have brains that are huge for their body size, which allows them to think, plan, and reconsider their actions. They also exhibit an avian kind of eloquence, mate for life, and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And to people who care for them and feed them, they often give oddly touching gifts in return. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural coevolution—has shaped both species Read More »



Featured April 23, 2015
on Morning Edition

And the Good News Is... Dana Perino

And the Good News Is...
by Dana Perino

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Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She Read More »



Featured April 23, 2015
on All Things Considered

The Language of Paradise Barbara Klein Moss

The Language of Paradise
by Barbara Klein Moss

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Set in nineteenth-century New England, this exquisite novel tests a woman’s love against her husband’s utopian quest. Sophy Hedge, the artistic daughter of the town's minister, falls in love with Gideon Birdsall, a driven theology student assisting her father with a Hebrew lexicon. Sophy is drawn to Gideon's intellect, passion, and spiritual nature, while Gideon glimpses in her a free soul unbound by convention. Yet Gideon's restlessness Read More »



Featured April 23, 2015
on PBS News Hour

Revolutionary Alex Myers

Revolutionary
by Alex Myers

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At a time when rigid societal norms seemed absolute, Deborah Sampson risked everything in search of something better. Revolutionary, Alex Myers’s richly imagined and carefully researched debut novel, tells the story of a fierce-tempered young woman turned celebrated solider and the remarkable courage, hope, fear, and heartbreak that shaped her odyssey during the birth of a nation. After years of indentured servitude in a sleepy Massachusetts town, Deborah chafes under the oppression of Read More »



Featured April 23, 2015
on PBS News Hour

There Is Only the Earth Scout Tufankjian

There Is Only the Earth
by Scout Tufankjian

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Images from the Armenian Diaspora Project

The story of the Armenians has always been one of upheaval. For the past three thousand years, waves of immigrants left their homes—following ancient trade and pilgrimage routes, driven out by the 1915 Armenian Genocide, and fleeing countless wars, revolutions, and massacres. Despite this history of exile, today's Armenian diaspora is strong and vibrant—with over eight million Armenians living in more than eighty-five countries across the globe. The story of these Read More »



Featured April 23, 2015
on PBS News Hour

Frank

Frank
by Barney Frank

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A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage

How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick accent become one of the most effective (and funniest) politicians of our time?


Growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey, the fourteen-year-old Barney Frank made two vital discoveries about himself: he was attracted to government, and to men. He resolved to make a career out of the first attraction and to keep the second a secret. Now, fifty Read More »



Featured April 22, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Tracked Jenny Martin

Tracked
by Jenny Martin

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On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high-stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn't stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When she and her best friend, Bear, attract the attention of Charles Benroyal, they are blackmailed into racing for Benroyal Corp, a company that represents everything Phee detests. Worse, Phee risks losing Bear as she Read More »



Featured April 22, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Read Bottom Up Neel Shah

Read Bottom Up
by Neel Shah, Skye Chatham

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A charming novel about falling in love, or like, in the digital age, told in an inventive, creative style. Madeline and Elliot meet at a New York City food event. Flirtation, online, ensues. A romance, potentially eternal, possibly doomed, begins. And, like most things in life today, their early exchanges are very public, available to be scrutinized and interpreted by well-intentioned friends (aka amateur love doctors) who are a mere click away. Of course Read More »



Featured April 22, 2015
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

The Wednesday Group

The Wednesday Group
by Sylvia True

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Gail. Hannah. Bridget. Lizzy. Flavia. Each of them has a shameful secret, and each is about to find out that she is not alone… Gail, a prominent Boston judge, keeps receiving letters from her husband’s latest girlfriend, while her husband, a theology professor, claims he’s nine-months sober from sex with grad students. Hannah, a homemaker, catches her husband having sex with a male prostitute in a public restroom. Bridget, a psychiatric nurse Read More »

Betrayal Of The Worst Kind

The Wednesday group meets the reader in a most interesting circumstance



Featured April 22, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey Michael R. Veach

Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey
by Michael R. Veach

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An American Heritage

On May 4, 1964, Congress designated bourbon as a distinctive product of the United States, and it remains the only spirit produced in this country to enjoy such protection. Its history stretches back almost to the founding of the nation and includes many colorful characters, both well known and obscure, from the hatchet-wielding prohibitionist Carry Nation to George Garvin Brown, who in 1872 created Old Forester, the first bourbon to be sold only by Read More »



Featured April 22, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Missoula Jon Krakauer

Missoula
by Jon Krakauer

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Rape and the Justice System in a College Town

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana ­— stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape
 
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football team the Grizzlies with a rabid fan base Read More »



Featured April 22, 2015
on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

And the Good News Is... Dana Perino

And the Good News Is...
by Dana Perino

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Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

From her years as a presidential press secretary to her debates with colleagues on Fox News' The Five, Dana Perino reveals the lessons she's learned that have guided her through life, including stories from behind the scenes at the White House with President George W. Bush that the cameras never captured. Thoughtful, inspiring and often surprising, AND THE GOOD NEWS IS... traces Dana's unlikely journey through politics, the White House, and television. She Read More »




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