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Featured April 18, 2014
on PBS News Hour
Death of author rememberances

Chango's Beads And Two-Tone Shoes William Kennedy

Chango's Beads And Two-Tone Shoes
by William Kennedy

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ironweed, a dramatic novel of love and revolution from one of America's finest writers.

When journalist Daniel Quinn meets Ernest Hemingway at the Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba, in 1957, he has no idea that his own affinity for simple, declarative sentences will change his life radically overnight. So begins William Kennedy's latest novel-a tale of revolutionary intrigue, heroic journalism, crooked politicians, drug-running gangsters, Albany race riots, and the improbable rise of Fidel Castro. Quinn's epic journey carries him through the nightclubs and Read More »

Featured April 18, 2014
on The Chew

The Chew: What's for Dinner?

The Chew: What's for Dinner?
by The Chew, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Daphne Oz

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100 Easy Recipes for Every Night of the Week

The hosts of ABC's hit daytime show The Chew answer America's most urgent daily question: What's for dinner? Every day, The Chew invites you to swap the stressful idea of "making dinner" for the fun of creating something delicious, healthy, and affordable for yourself and your family. The Chew: What's for Dinner? brings the show's five beloved hosts to your dinner table, offering easy and inspired recipes for every kind Read More »

Featured April 18, 2014
on Dr. Oz

Shape Up Sisters! Linda Fondren

Shape Up Sisters!
by Linda Fondren

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What It Took for My Town in One of America's Fattest and Poorest States to Lose 15,000 Pounds

Linda Fondren, one of 11 children born to a single mother in the poorest and fattest state in America, watched the consequences of obesity ruin her sister’s life—and was motivated to open an all-female gym in her hometown of Vicksburg, MS, with the motto "positively reshaping women." Then, witnessing how many middle- and low-income Vicksburg residents were brought up short in their fitness and health efforts by limited budgets, time, and Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on CBS This Morning

The Target David Baldacci

The Target
by David Baldacci

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\"The next blockbuster thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, featuring assassin Will Robie\"-- The President knows it\'s a perilous, high-risk assignment. If he gives the order, he has the opportunity to take down a global menace, once and for all. If the mission fails, he would face certain impeachment, and the threats against the nation would multiply. So the president turns to the one team that can pull off Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Today

Hold Me In Contempt Wendy Williams

Hold Me In Contempt
by Wendy Williams

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Move over 50 Shades, there’s a new romance in town. Superstar Wendy Williams brings on the heat in her first ever, no-holds-barred, down and dirty, romance novel.

Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Today

I Quit Sugar

I Quit Sugar
by Sarah Wilson

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Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook

A week-by-week guide to quitting sugar to lose weight; boost energy; and improve your looks, mood, and overall health, with 108 sugarfree recipes. Sarah Wilson thought of herself as a relatively healthy eater. She didn't realize how much sugar was hidden in her diet, or how much it was affecting her well-being. When she learned that her sugar consumption could be the source of a lifetime of mood swings, fluctuating weight Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Good Morning America

Family Celebrations With The Cake Boss Buddy Valastro

Family Celebrations With The Cake Boss
by Buddy Valastro

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Recipes for Get-Togethers Throughout the Year

Buon Anno! Buon Compleanno! Buon Natale! Buon Appetito!

A party just isn’t a party without something wonderful to eat and drink—and an incredible dessert at the center! Make every gathering with your friends and famiglia extra special with these 100 original recipes featuring the Cake Boss’s signature twists on favorite family foods.

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro and his tight-knit, fun-loving family get together around Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Morning Edition

Egg Michael Ruhlman

by Michael Ruhlman

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A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient

In this innovative cookbook, James Beard award-winning author Michael Ruhlman explains why the egg is the key to the craft of cooking. For culinary visionary Michael Ruhlman, the question is not whether the chicken or the egg came first, it's how anything could be accomplished in the kitchen without the magic of the common egg. He starts with perfect poached and scrambled eggs and builds up to brioche and Italian meringue Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on All Things Considered
Death of author

One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

A Bintel Brief Liana Finck

A Bintel Brief
by Liana Finck

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Love and Longing in Old New York

In an illustrative style that is a thrilling mash-up of Art Spiegelman's deft emotionality, Roz Chast's hilarious neuroses, and the magical spirit of Marc Chagall, A Bintel Brief is Liana Finck’s evocative, elegiac love letter to the turn-of-the-century Jewish immigrants who transformed New York City and America itself.

A Bintel Brief "A Bundle of Letters"—was the enormously popular advice column of The Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

The Harlem Hellfighters Max Brooks

The Harlem Hellfighters
by Max Brooks

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From bestselling author Max Brooks, the riveting story of the highly decorated, barrier-breaking, historic black regiment—the Harlem Hellfighters

In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American Read More »

Featured April 17, 2014
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

The Confidence Code Claire Shipman

The Confidence Code
by Claire Shipman, Katty Kay

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The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.

Working women today are better educated and more well qualified than ever before. Yet men still predominate in Read More »

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