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Blood-Drenched Beard

by Daniel Galera, trans. by Alison Entrekin

Brazilian author Daniel Galera's U.S debut, a captivating and powerful story of a young man's search for the truth about his grandfather.

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Dead Red

by Tim O'Mara

A police-force buddy's murder pulls New York City schoolteacher Ray Donne back into the world of cops and crime.

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Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye

by Marie Mutsuki Mockett

An unconventional travelogue of grief and mourning.

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My Father's Wives

by Mike Greenberg

A man seeks to get to know his late, estranged father--and ultimately himself--through the women his father married.

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The Same Sky

by Amanda Eyre Ward

This is the story of a struggling Honduran immigrant and the impact she has on a Texas couple.

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Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

by Johann Hari

An account of the decades-old war on drugs, from a British journalist who traveled the world to understand how we got to where we are.

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The Founding Fathers

by Jonah Winter, illus. by Barry Blitt

Fourteen of the men who helped found the United States, in pithy bios and stats, plus humorous portraits.

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Whipping Boy: The Forty-Year Search for My Twelve-Year-Old Bully

by Allen Kurzweil

The lengthy and bizarre search for a childhood bully, with humor, pathos and redemption.

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No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

by Peter Richardson

An exhaustively researched and entertaining cultural history of one of the most successful yet resolutely iconoclast musical groups ever.

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St. Martin's: Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler

Media Heat

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On Fresh Air: Frances Jensen, author of The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults (Harper, $27.99, 9780062067845).

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

On the Daily Show: Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385529983).

On Diane Rehm: Sarah Chayes, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security (Norton, $26.95, 9780393239461).

Monday, January 26, 2015

On Fresh Air: Jill Leovy, author of Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America (Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780385529983).

On Diane Rehm: Levi Tillemann, author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future (Simon & Schuster, $28, 9781476773490).

Thursday, January 22, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Lydia Millet, author of Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel (W. W. Norton, $25.95, 9780393245622).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Brian Krebs, author of Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door (Sourcebooks, $24.99, 9781402295614).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On the Diane Rehm Show: Sean McFate, author of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order (Oxford University Press, $29.95, 9780199360109).

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