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Featured October 15, 2014
on CBS This Morning

Plenty More Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty More
by Yotam Ottolenghi

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Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London's Ottolenghi

The hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method. Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world’s most beloved culinary talents. In this follow-up to his bestselling Plenty, he continues to explore the diverse realm of vegetarian food with a wholly original approach. Organized by cooking method, more than 150 dazzling recipes emphasize spices, seasonality, and Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Morning Edition

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life Rosie Perez

Handbook for an Unpredictable Life
by Rosie Perez

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How I Survived Sister Renata and My Crazy Mother, and Still Came Out Smiling (with Great Hair)

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez’s never-before-told story of surviving a harrowing childhood and of how she found success—both in and out of the Hollywood limelight. Rosie Perez first caught our attention with her fierce dance in the title sequence of Do the Right Thing and has since defined herself as a funny and talented actress who broke boundaries for Latinas in the film industry. What most people would be surprised to Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Morning Edition
National Book Award Nomination

All the Light We Cannot See Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See
by Anthony Doerr

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From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Morning Edition
National Book Award Nomination

An Unnecessary Woman Rabih Alameddine

An Unnecessary Woman
by Rabih Alameddine

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One of the Middle East’s most celebrated voices, Rabih Alameddine follows his international bestseller, The Hakawati, with an enchanting story of a book-loving, obsessive, seventy-two-year-old “unnecessary” woman.

Aaliya Saleh lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family’s “unnecessary appendage.” Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Morning Edition
National Book Award Nomination

Lila Marilynne Robinson

Lila
by Marilynne Robinson

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A new American classic from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson, one of the greatest novelists of our time, returns to the town of Gilead in an unforgettable story of a girlhood lived on the fringes of society in fear, awe, and wonder. Lila, homeless and alone after years of roaming the countryside, steps inside a small-town Iowa church—the only available shelter from the rain—and ignites a Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Morning Edition
National Book Award Nomination

Redeployment Phil Klay

Redeployment
by Phil Klay

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Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.  Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.

In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Morning Edition
National Book Award Nomination

Station Eleven Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

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An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
 
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Killing Patton Bill O'Reilly

Killing Patton
by Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

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The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus—riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton. General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious circumstances in the months following the end of World War II. For Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher And Other Stories Hilary Mantel

The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher And Other Stories
by Hilary Mantel

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One of the most accomplished, acclaimed, and garlanded writers, Hilary Mantel delivers a brilliant collection of contemporary stories

In The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel’s trademark gifts of penetrating characterization, unsparing eye, and rascally intelligence are once again fully on display.

Stories of dislocation and family fracture, of whimsical infidelities and sudden deaths with sinister causes, brilliantly unsettle the reader in that unmistakably Mantel Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on Colbert Report

Dear White People Justin Simien

Dear White People
by Justin Simien

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A guide to inter-racial harmony in "post-racial" America

In the satirical tradition of the New York Times bestseller Stuff White People Like comes this witty companion book to the “incredibly entertaining” (Indiewire) film of the same name, which “heralds a fresh and funny new voice” (Variety).

Right out of college, Justin Simien wrote a screenplay about the nuanced experiences of four black students on a predominantly white college campus. The film, Dear Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on PBS News Hour

Betrayal of Trust Laurie Garrett

Betrayal of Trust
by Laurie Garrett

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The Collapse of Global Public Health

In this meticulously researched and ultimately explosive new book by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller The Coming Plague, Laurie Garrett takes on perhaps the most crucial global issue of our time. She asks: is our collective health in a state of decline? If so, how dire is this crisis and has the public health system itself contributed to it? Using riveting detail and finely-honed storytelling, Garrett exposes the Read More »



Featured October 15, 2014
on PBS News Hour

Even This I Get To Experience Norman Lear

Even This I Get To Experience
by Norman Lear

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In my ninety-plus years I’ve lived a multitude of lives. In the course of all these lives, I had a front-row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced, created, or developed more than a hundred shows; had nine on the air at the same time; founded the 300,000-member liberal advocacy group People For the American Way; was labeled the “no. 1 enemy of the American family” by Jerry Falwell Read More »




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