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Beneath the Darkening Sky

by Majok Tulba

The heartbreaking story of a child soldier in Africa who fights to maintain his sense of self in the worst conditions.

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Gun Metal Heart

by Dana Haynes

An action-packed thriller featuring the return of Daria Gibron, the female Israeli operative who's as tough as Jack Reacher.

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Countablock

by Christopher Franceschelli, illus. by Peskimo

A terrific companion to Alphablock that counts from one to 10, and up by 10s to 100, using cause and effect.

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No-No Boy

by John Okada

First published in 1957, this novel addresses the plight of post-World War II Japanese internees struggling to reconcile their Japanese American identity and find forgiveness for their roles as "no-no" boys.

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Sweetness #9

by Stephan Eirik Clark

A satirical, darkly comic look at the artificial-flavoring industry and the ludicrous trials of an American family man at the center of it all.

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Fool's Assassin

by Robin Hobb

A new set of escapades for the king's assassin by the acclaimed author of the Farseer Trilogy.

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International Night: A Father and Daughter Cook Their Way Around the World

by Mark Kurlansky, Talia Kurlansky

A mouthwatering compendium of international menus, geared toward cooking with and for the whole family.

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Never Mind Miss Fox

by Olivia Glazebrook

An ominous tale of betrayal and past mistakes.

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A Pinch of Ooh La La

by Renee Swindle

A mouthwatering confection of love and family set in a backdrop of cupcakes and jazz.

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Putnam: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon

Media Heat

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

On Fresh Air: Dr. Sandeep Jauhar, author of Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $26, 9780374141394).

Monday, August 18, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Alan Rabinowitz, author of An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar (Island Press, $30, 9781597269964).

On Fresh Air: Stephan Eirik Clark, author of Sweetness #9: A Novel (Little, Brown, $26, 9780316278751).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: part two of a two-part interview with William T. Vollmann, author of Last Stories and Other Stories (Viking, $36, 9780670015979).

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Hampton Sides, author of In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385535373).

On Fresh Air: the Knick medical advisor Dr. Stanley B. Burns, author of Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism (Schiffer Publishing, $75, 9780764347467).

Monday, August 11, 2014

On Fresh Air: Eric Schlosser, author of Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (Penguin Press, $36, 9781594202278).

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Susan Pinker, author of The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter (Spiegel & Grau, $26, 9781400069576).

Thursday, August 7, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: William T. Vollmann, author of Last Stories and Other Stories (Viking, $36, 9780670015979).

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