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Featured March 29, 2015
on All Things Considered

The Porcelain Thief Huan Hsu

The Porcelain Thief
by Huan Hsu

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Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China

A journalist travels throughout mainland China and Taiwan in search of his family’s hidden treasure and comes to understand his ancestry as he never has before.
 
In 1938, when the Japanese arrived in Huan Hsu’s great-great-grandfather Liu’s Yangtze River hometown of Xingang, Liu was forced to bury his valuables, including a vast collection of prized antique porcelain, and undertake a decades-long trek that would Read More »



Featured March 29, 2015
on CBS Sunday Morning

So That Happened Jon Cryer

So That Happened
by Jon Cryer

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A Memoir

If it can happen in show business, it’s happened to Jon Cryer. Now he’s opening up for the first time and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.

In 1986, Jon Cryer won over America as Molly Ringwald’s loyal and lovable best friend, Duckie, in the cult classic Pretty in Pink in a Read More »



Featured March 29, 2015
on CBS Sunday Morning

A Curious Mind Brian Grazer

A Curious Mind
by Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

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The Secret to a Bigger Life

From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America’s favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to Read More »



Featured March 29, 2015
on CBS Sunday Morning

A Curious Mind Brian Grazer

A Curious Mind
by Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

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The Secret to a Bigger Life

From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America’s favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to Read More »



Featured March 29, 2015
on CBS Sunday Morning

So That Happened Jon Cryer

So That Happened
by Jon Cryer

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A Memoir

If it can happen in show business, it’s happened to Jon Cryer. Now he’s opening up for the first time and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.

In 1986, Jon Cryer won over America as Molly Ringwald’s loyal and lovable best friend, Duckie, in the cult classic Pretty in Pink in a Read More »



Featured March 29, 2015
on Weekend Edition Sunday

A Death on Diamond Mountain Scott Carney

A Death on Diamond Mountain
by Scott Carney

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A True Story of Obsession, Madness, and the Path to Enlightenment

An investigative reporter explores an infamous case where an obsessive and unorthodox search for enlightenment went terribly wrong.
 
When thirty-eight-year-old Ian Thorson died from dehydration and dysentery on a remote Arizona mountaintop in 2012, The New York Times reported the story under the headline: "Mysterious Buddhist Retreat in the Desert Ends in a Grisly Death." Scott Carney, a journalist and anthropologist who lived in India Read More »



Featured March 28, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Air Force One Kenneth T. Walsh

Air Force One
by Kenneth T. Walsh

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A History of the Presidents and Their Planes

Now in paperback, this definitive history of Air Force One by the award-winning chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report is a "marvelous book brimming with unforgettable anecdotes" (David Brinkley). From FDR's prop-driven Pan Am to the glimmering blue-and-white jumbo 747 on which George W. Bush travels, the president's plane has captured the public's awe and imagination and is recognized around the world as a Read More »



Featured March 28, 2015
on All Things Considered

Night at the Fiestas Kirstin Valdez Quade

Night at the Fiestas
by Kirstin Valdez Quade

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Stories

Set in northern New Mexico, an astonishing, beautifully rendered debut about growing up in a land shaped by love, loss and violence. With intensity and emotional precision, Kirstin Valdez Quade's unforgettable stories plunge us into the fierce, troubled hearts of characters defined by the desire to escape the past or else to plumb its depths. The deadbeat father of a pregnant teenager tries to transform his life by playing the role of Jesus in Read More »



Featured March 28, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

At The Water's Edge Sara Gruen

At The Water's Edge
by Sara Gruen

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In this thrilling new novel from the author of Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen again demonstrates her talent for creating spellbinding period pieces. At the Water’s Edge is a gripping and poignant love story about a privileged young woman’s awakening as she experiences the devastation of World War II in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands. After disgracing themselves at a high society New Year’s Eve party in Philadelphia in 1944 Read More »



Featured March 28, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Legends Howard Bryant

Legends
by Howard Bryant

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The Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball

Experience baseball's most exciting moments, World Series heroics, greatest players, and more!

Baseball, America's pastime, is a sport of moments that stand the test of time. It is equally a sport of a new generation of heroes, whose exploits inspire today's young fans. This combination makes for a winning debut in Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Baseball.

This is no traditional Read More »



Featured March 27, 2015
on CBS This Morning

A Curious Mind Brian Grazer

A Curious Mind
by Brian Grazer, Charles Fishman

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The Secret to a Bigger Life

From Academy Award–winning producer Brian Grazer and acclaimed business journalist Charles Fishman comes a brilliantly entertaining peek into the weekly “curiosity conversations” that have inspired Grazer to create some of America’s favorite and iconic movies and television shows—from 24 to A Beautiful Mind.

For decades, film and TV producer Brian Grazer has scheduled a weekly “curiosity conversation” with an accomplished stranger. From scientists to Read More »



Featured March 26, 2015
on Morning Edition

Beneath the Surface John Hargrove

Beneath the Surface
by John Hargrove

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Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish

Over the course of two decades, John Hargrove worked with 20 different whales on two continents and at two of SeaWorld's U.S. facilities. For Hargrove, becoming an orca trainer fulfilled a childhood dream. However, as his experience with the whales deepened, Hargrove came to doubt that their needs could ever be met in captivity. When two fellow trainers were killed by orcas in marine parks, Hargrove decided that SeaWorld's wildly popular programs Read More »




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