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Featured May 24, 2015
on All Things Considered

The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi

The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi

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WATER IS POWER Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author of The Windup Girl and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow. The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it Read More »



Featured May 24, 2015
on All Things Considered

Gumption Nick Offerman

Gumption
by Nick Offerman

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Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times bestseller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights twenty-one figures from our nation’s history, from her inception to present day—Nick’s personal pantheon of “great Americans.”

To millions of people, Nick Offerman is America. Both Nick and his character, Ron Swanson, are known for Read More »



Featured May 24, 2015
on Weekend Edition Sunday

Loving Day Mat Johnson

Loving Day
by Mat Johnson

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From the author of the critically beloved Pym (“Imagine Kurt Vonnegut having a beer with Ralph Ellison and Jules Verne.”—Vanity Fair) comes a ruthlessly comic and moving tale of a man discovering a lost daughter, confronting an elusive ghost, and stumbling onto the possibility of utopia. “In the ghetto there is a mansion, and it is my father’s house.” Warren Duffy has returned to America Read More »



Featured May 24, 2015
on Weekend Edition Sunday

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall M.G. Vassanji

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall
by M.G. Vassanji

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Vikram Lall comes of age in 1950s Kenya, at the same time that the colony is struggling towards independence. Against the unsettling backdrop of Mau Mau violence, Vic and his sister Deepa, the grandchildren of an Indian railroad worker, search for their place in a world sharply divided between Kenyans and the British. We follow Vic from a changing Africa in the fifties, to the hope of the sixties, and through the corruption and fear Read More »



Featured May 23, 2015
on All Things Considered

The Water Knife Paolo Bacigalupi

The Water Knife
by Paolo Bacigalupi

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WATER IS POWER Paolo Bacigalupi, New York Times best-selling author of The Windup Girl and National Book Award finalist, delivers a near-future thriller that casts new light on how we live today—and what may be in store for us tomorrow. The American Southwest has been decimated by drought. Nevada and Arizona skirmish over dwindling shares of the Colorado River, while California watches, deciding if it Read More »



Featured May 23, 2015
on Marketplace - PRI

Pedigree Lauren A. Rivera

Pedigree
by Lauren A. Rivera

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How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status, yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes readers behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation’s highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn’t, and Read More »



Featured May 23, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Dietland Sarai Walker

Dietland
by Sarai Walker

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The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed. Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin. Then, when a mysterious woman Read More »



Featured May 23, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Mislaid Nell Zink

Mislaid
by Nell Zink

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A sharply observed, mordantly funny, and startlingly original novel from an exciting, unconventional new voice—the author of the acclaimed The Wallcreeper—about the making and unmaking of the American family that lays bare all of our assumptions about race and racism, sexuality and desire. Stillwater College in Virginia, 1966. Freshman Peggy, an ingénue with literary pretensions, falls under the spell of Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, and they begin Read More »



Featured May 23, 2015
on Meredith Vieira

The Power Playbook La La Anthony

The Power Playbook
by La La Anthony

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Rules for Independence, Money and Success

The Power Playbook is the empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life.

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
on CBS This Morning

The Only Cleanse Samantha Heller

The Only Cleanse
by Samantha Heller

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A 14-Day Natural Detox Plan to Jump-Start a Lifetime of Health

News flash: Your body already knows how to detox; you just need to turn on the right cues to make it happen. Here's how, with a 14-day plan that will change your life forever.

Time to detox and cleanse? Don't go with a fad diet that makes promises you can't keep (all juice, all the time―sound familiar?). Instead, turn to Samantha Heller for a program Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
on CBS This Morning

American Wife Jim DeFelice

American Wife
by Jim DeFelice, Taya Kyle

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A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal

The widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle shares their private story: an unforgettable testament to the power of love and faith in the face of war and unimaginable loss--and a moving tribute to a man whose true heroism ran even deeper than the legend In early 2013, Taya Kyle and her husband Chris were the happiest they ever had been. Their decade-long marriage had survived years of war that took Chris, a U Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
on Today

Extreme Food Bear Grylls

Extreme Food
by Bear Grylls

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What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It

In the tradition of the million-copy-bestseller SAS Survival Guide, former SAS paratrooper Bear Grylls—the world’s most famous survival expert—teaches the necessary skills for eating in the wild.

“There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time—live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need Read More »




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