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Shelf Discovery

Above Us Only Sky

by Michele Young-Stone

An American teenager born with wings learns about her Lithuanian family's wartime tragedies and enduring strength.

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A Darker Shade of Magic

by V.E. Schwab

A smart, adventurous fantasy novel based on the idea of parallel Londons, with only two people who are capable of traveling between them.

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Journeys Home: Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips & Strategies to Find Your Family History

by Andrew McCarthy, the National Geographic Travel Team

A kaleidoscopic collection of essays on searching for and finding home, with stunning color photos and a wealth of practical information.

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The Life I Left Behind

by Colette McBeth

A suspenseful novel of three women connected by a murder.

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Untangling the Knot: Queer Voices on Marriage, Relationships and Identity

by Carter Sickels, editor

An incisive and enlightening examination of same-sex marriage within the wider context of LGBTQ needs.

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Canary

by Duane Swierczynski

A thriller set in the seedy Philly drug underworld, with a frustrating lead character but nonstop action.

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Dorothy Parker Drank Here

by Ellen Meister

The stubborn ghost of Dorothy Parker refuses to cross into the afterlife and seeks company in her haunting of the Algonquin Hotel.

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Mark of the Thief

by Jennifer A. Nielsen

For fans of The False Prince, Jennifer Nielsen's new hero fights against his fate as a slave in the Roman Empire.

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Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years

by John McHugo

A perceptive overview of Syria's complex history and implications for the future.

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Harper: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

Media Heat

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On Fresh Air: Kevin Carey, author of The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere (Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594632051).

Monday, March 2, 2015

On Fresh Air: Chris Offutt, author of The Same River Twice: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, $14.95, 9780743229494).

Thursday, February 26, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Peter Cole, author of The Invention of Influence (New Directions, $16.95, 9780811221726).

On Fresh Air: Bill Gifford, author of Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) (Grand Central, $27, 9781455527441).

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On Fresh Air: Philip Connors, author of All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found (Norton, $25.95, 9780393088762).

On the Daily Show: Lynsey Addario, author of It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594205378).

Monday, February 23, 2015

On NPR's All Things Considered: Elisa Albert, author of After Birth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23, 9780544273733).

On Fresh Air: David Treuer, author of Prudence: A Novel (Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594633089).

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