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Featured May 22, 2015
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The Revolutions Felix Gilman

The Revolutions
by Felix Gilman

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Following his spectacularly reviewed Half-Made World duology, Felix Gilman pens a sweeping stand-alone tale of Victorian science fiction, arcane exploration, and planetary romance in The Revolutions.

In 1893, young journalist Arthur Shaw is at work in the British Museum Reading Room when the Great Storm hits London, wreaking unprecedented damage. In its aftermath, Arthur's newspaper closes, owing him money, and all his debts come due at Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
on Morning Edition
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The Swimmer

The Swimmer
by Joakim Zander

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A deep-cover CIA agent races across Europe to save the daughter he never knew in this electrifying debut thriller—an international sensation billed as “Homeland meets Stieg Larsson” that heralds the arrival of a new master sure to follow in the footsteps of Stieg Larsson, John Le Carré, and Graham Greene.

In the end, you cannot hide who you are.

Klara Walldéen was raised by Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
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Etta and Otto and Russell and James Emma Hooper

Etta and Otto and Russell and James
by Emma Hooper

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A gorgeous literary debut about unlikely heroes, lifelong promises, and last great adventures. Otto, The letter began, in blue ink, I’ve gone. I’ve never seen the water, so I’ve gone there. Don’t worry, I’ve left you the truck. I can walk. I will try to remember to come back. Yours (always), Etta. Otto finds the note left by his wife Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
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Unbecoming Rebecca Scherm

Unbecoming
by Rebecca Scherm

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A major debut novel of psychological suspense about a daring art heist, a cat-and-mouse waiting game, and a small-town girl\'s mesmerizing transformation On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she's from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and Read More »

LOVE, LUST, LIES BETRAYAL FROM TENNESSEE TO PARIS



Featured May 22, 2015
on Morning Edition
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The Half Brother Holly LeCraw

The Half Brother
by Holly LeCraw

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A passionate, provocative story of complex family bonds and the search for identity set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England boarding school When Charlie Garrett arrives as a young teacher at the shabby-yet-genteel Abbott School, he finds a world steeped in privilege and tradition. Fresh out of college and barely older than the students he teaches, Charlie longs to leave his complicated southern childhood behind and find Read More »



Featured May 22, 2015
on Morning Edition
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The Strangler Vine

The Strangler Vine
by M.J. Carter

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Set in the untamed wilds of nineteenth-century colonial India, a dazzling historical thriller introducing an unforgettable investigative pair. India, 1937: William Avery is a young soldier with few prospects except rotting away in campaigns in India; Jeremiah Blake is a secret political agent gone native, a genius at languages and disguises, disenchanted with the whole ethos of British rule, but who cannot resist the challenge of an unresolved mystery. What starts as a wild Read More »



Featured May 21, 2015
on Today

Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

Gummi Bears Should Not Be Organic
by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor

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And Other Opinions I Can't Back Up With Facts

From the popular mommy blogger and seasoned author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay and Naptime Is the New Happy Hour comes this hilarious book of honest, no-holds-barred musings on motherhood.

Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is officially fed up with the endless mommy fads, trends, studies, findings, and facts about how to raise children. Tiger Mom or Cool Mom? Organic or vegan? “TV is the devil” or Read More »



Featured May 21, 2015
on Today
Bin Laden's Bookshelf

Imperial Hubris Michael Scheuer

Imperial Hubris
by Michael Scheuer

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Why The West Is Losing The War On Terror

Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger. According to the author, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat Read More »



Featured May 21, 2015
on Today
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Obama's Wars Bob Woodward

Obama's Wars
by Bob Woodward

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Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes, and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward offers an original, you-are-there account of Obama and his team in this Read More »



Featured May 21, 2015
on Good Morning America
Bin Laden's Bookshelf

Imperial Hubris Michael Scheuer

Imperial Hubris
by Michael Scheuer

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Why The West Is Losing The War On Terror

Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger. According to the author, the greatest danger for Americans confronting the Islamist threat Read More »



Featured May 21, 2015
on Good Morning America
Bin Laden's Bookshelf

Obama's Wars Bob Woodward

Obama's Wars
by Bob Woodward

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Working behind the scenes for 18 months, Woodward has written the most intimate and sweeping portrait of Obama making the critical decisions on the Afghanistan War, the secret war in Pakistan, and the worldwide fight against terrorism. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes, and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key players, including the president, Woodward offers an original, you-are-there account of Obama and his team in this Read More »



Featured May 21, 2015
on Diane Rehm Show - NPR

Jacksonland Steve Inskeep

Jacksonland
by Steve Inskeep

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President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab

Jacksonland is the thrilling narrative history of two men—President Andrew Jackson and Cherokee chief John Ross—who led their respective nations at a crossroads of American history. Five decades after the Revolutionary War, the United States approached a constitutional crisis. At its center stood two former military comrades locked in a struggle that tested the boundaries of our fledgling democracy. Jacksonland is their story. 

One man Read More »




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