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Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

Ellen Gilchrist's latest short stories confront death and disasters and other "acts of God."

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And Short the Season

by Maxine Kumin

The final book by one of our most respected and beloved poets, whose poems had, in her own words, "real manure and real rain" in them.

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What We Hide

by Marthe Jocelyn

Eight very different 16-year-olds come of age at a British boarding school during the Vietnam War.

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Low and Slow: The Art and Technique of Braising, BBQ, and Slow Roasting

by The Culinary Institute of America, Robert Briggs

A step-by-step guide to mastering the art of slow-cooking styles from a culinary authority.

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The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis

by Thomas Goetz

The compelling connection between Sherlock Holmes and the search for a tuberculosis cure.

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A Farm Dies Once a Year: A Memoir

by Arlo Crawford

A season of hard work on an organic produce farm leaves a man questioning his life choices.

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by Alexandra Duncan

Ava's journey from the stars to Earth takes her from a place of weakness to a place of personal strength.

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Land and Wine: The French Terroir

by Charles Frankel

A detailed geological guide to the French terroir and the wine it produces.

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Mimi Malloy, At Last!

by Julia MacDonnell

A 68-year-old Irish-Catholic woman with memory loss reconstructs her past--from the author of A Year of Favor.

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The Word Exchange

by Alena Graedon

In a not-so-distant future in which print books are dying, our dependence on technology threatens our ability to communicate.

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Media Heat

Thursday, April 17, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: Dustin Long, author of Bad Teeth: A Novel (New Harvest, $25, 9780544262003).

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know (HarperBusiness, $27.99, 9780062230621).

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On Fresh Air: Carlotta Gall, author of The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, 9780544046696).

On Diane Rehm: Akhil Sharma, author of Family Life: A Novel (Norton, $23.95, 9780393060058).

Monday, April 14, 2014

On NPR's Morning Edition: Susan Shillinglaw, author of On Reading The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin, $14, 9780143125501).

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: William D. Cohan, author of The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities (Scribner, $35, 9781451681796).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: Michelle Huneven, author of Off Course: A Novel (Sarah Crichton Books, $26, 9780374224479).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Martin Goldsmith, author of Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance (Da Capo Press, $25.99, 9780306823220).

On the Colbert Report: Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In: For Graduates (Knopf, $24.95, 9780385353670).

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