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Featured July 21, 2014
on Morning Edition

Natchez Burning Greg Iles

Natchez Burning
by Greg Iles

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An American writer at the height of his creative powers, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist Greg Iles returns with his most eagerly anticipated book yet, and his first in five years—Natchez Burning, the first installment in an epic trilogy that weaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present into a mesmerizing thriller featuring southern mayor and former prosecutor Penn Cage. Raised in the historic southern splendor of Natchez, Mississippi, Penn Cage learned all Read More »



Featured July 21, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

Tomlinson Hill Chris Tomlinson

Tomlinson Hill
by Chris Tomlinson

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The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black

Tomlinson Hill is the stunning story of two families—one white, one black—who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name.

Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family’s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. Most of the tales lionized his white ancestors for pioneering along the Brazos River. His grandfather Read More »



Featured July 21, 2014
on Colbert Report

Know Your Power Nancy Pelosi

Know Your Power
by Nancy Pelosi, Amy Hill Hearth

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A Message To America's Daughters

“Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren't just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and our granddaughters today we have broken the marble ceiling. For our daughters and our granddaughters now the sky is the limit.” —Nancy Pelosi, after being sworn in as Read More »



Featured July 21, 2014
on Tavis Smiley

Black Faces, White Spaces Carolyn Finney

Black Faces, White Spaces
by Carolyn Finney

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Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors

Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial Read More »



Featured July 21, 2014
on Katie

Delivered from Distraction Edward M. Hallowell

Delivered from Distraction
by Edward M. Hallowell, John J. Ratey

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Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder

In 1994, Driven to Distraction sparked a revolution in our understanding of attention deficit disorder. Widely recognized as the classic in the field, the book has sold more than a million copies. Now a second revolution is under way in the approach to ADD, and the news is great. Drug therapies, our understanding of the role of diet and exercise, even the way we define the disorder–all are changing radically. And doctors are realizing Read More »



Featured July 21, 2014
on Dr. Oz

Life Colors

Life Colors
by Pamala Oslie

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What the Colors in Your Aura Reveal

A colorful array of energy emanates from all beings. Pamala Oslie offers a guide to these aura colors and how they correspond to four main personality types. She also describes 12 combination colors and includes a test to determine one's own aura color. With celebrity examples and ways to cultivate new aura colors, this insightful guide can lead to greater self-understanding Read More »



Featured July 19, 2014
on All Things Considered

The Mockingbird Next Door Marja Mills

The Mockingbird Next Door
by Marja Mills

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel’s celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known to her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the Read More »



Featured July 17, 2014
on Fresh Air - NPR

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves
by Laura Erickson-Schroth

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A Resource for the Transgender Community

There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an Read More »



Featured July 15, 2014
on Today

Heist Daniel Silva

Heist
by Daniel Silva

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Gabriel Allon, art restorer and occasional spy, searches for a stolen masterpiece by Caravaggio in #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Silva’s latest action-packed tale of high stakes international intrigue.

Sometimes the best way to find a stolen masterpiece is to steal another one . . . 

Master novelist Daniel Silva has thrilled readers with sixteen thoughtful and gripping spy novels featuring a diverse cast Read More »



Featured July 9, 2014
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Complicit Stephanie Kuehn

Complicit
by Stephanie Kuehn

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Two years ago, fifteen-year-old Jamie Henry breathed a sigh of relief when a judge sentenced his older sister to juvenile detention for burning down their neighbor’s fancy horse barn. The whole town did. Because Crazy Cate Henry used to be a nice girl. Until she did a lot of bad things. Like drinking. And stealing. And lying. Like playing weird mind games in the woods with other children. Like making sure she Read More »



Featured July 9, 2014
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

Written in my Own Heart's Blood Diana Gabaldon

Written in my Own Heart's Blood
by Diana Gabaldon

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In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story Read More »



Featured July 9, 2014
on News at 4: Wednesday Reads

All Fall Down Jennifer Weiner

All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner

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Allison Weiss got her happy ending—a handsome husband, adorable daughter, a job she loves, and the big house in the suburbs. But while waiting in the pediatrician’s office, she opens a magazine to a quiz about addiction and starts to wonder…Is a Percocet at the end of the day really different from a glass of wine? Is it such a bad thing to pop a Vicodin after a brutal Jump & Pump class Read More »




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