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Shelf Discovery

Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

by Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry's vegan recipes honor the history of Afro-diasporic culture while addressing the public health crisis within today's African-American community.

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Plus One

by Elizabeth Fama

A teen romance in a dystopian future that tackles big issues in a thoughtful way, from the author of Monstrous Beauty.

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The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World

by Russell Gold

An in-depth look at the newest and controversial technique of extracting natural gas and oil.

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Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion... So Far

by Stephen Briggs, Terry Pratchett

A comprehensive look at Terry Pratchett's Discworld universe, now updated to include the 39th book in the series.

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Love Life

by Rob Lowe

A wild ride of a memoir by Rob Lowe that will leave you amused, fascinated and ultimately charmed.

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In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint

by Donald S. Lopez, Jr., Peggy McCracken

A brief but clear exploration of how a Buddhist story became incorporated into European Christianity as the life of a saint.

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No Book but the World

by Leah Hager Cohen

A family drama about the complex relationships between siblings and the ambiguity of truth.

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Talking to Ourselves

by Andrés Neuman, trans. by Lorenza Garcia, Nick Caistor

An exquisitely sad, short novel about a dying Argentine man on a road trip with his young son.

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Updike

by Adam Begley

A comprehensive and sympathetic literary biography of one America's best writers.

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Ecco: You Are Not Special by David McCullough, Jr.

Media Heat

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On Fresh Air: Jo Becker, author of Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594204449).

On the Daily Show: Elizabeth Warren, author of A Fighting Chance (Metropolitan Books, $28, 9781627790529).

On the Colbert Report: George Will, author of A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred (Crown Archetype, $25, 9780385349314).

Monday, April 21, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Andrés Neuman, author of Talking to Ourselves (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $23, 9780374167530).

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).

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