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Shelf Discovery

The Book of Life

by Deborah Harkness

Secrets and mysteries revealed in the satisfying conclusion of the All Souls Trilogy.

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A Library Book for Bear

by Bonny Becker, illus. by Kady MacDonald Denton

Another charming book about Bear and Mouse that's sure to have children clamoring for a trip to the library.

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My Two Italies

by Joseph Luzzi

A moving, deeply personal portrait of Italy from a professor of Italian at Bard College.

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Travels with Casey

by Benoit Denizet-Lewis

What happens when a journalist takes his lab-mix on a four-month road trip to explore the nation's love of dogs.

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Wayfaring Stranger

by James Lee Burke

A beautifully composed, sweeping historical epic of war and the American dream.

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The Forbidden Game: Golf and the Chinese Dream

by Dan Washburn

The insights golf offers into how China is enhancing its global stature.

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Like No Other

by Una LaMarche

Two teens whose idealistic wish to be together--despite their very different backgrounds--motivates them to attempt the seemingly impossible.

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The Removers: A Memoir

by Andrew Meredith

A coming-of-age memoir about a young man who tries to make sense of his life by working with the dead.

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The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

by Judith Flanders

An engaging exploration of the city and social conditions that inspired Dickens's novels.

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New Frontiers: A Collection of Tales about the Past, the Present, and the Future

by Ben Bova

A collection of new short sci-fi works with a wonderfully classic feel, full of wonder, charm and scientific discovery.

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Harlequin: The Good Girl by Mary Kubica

Media Heat

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Miles J. Unger, author of Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces (Simon & Schuster, $29.95, 9781451678741).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: readers review Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925).

On Fresh Air: Vint Virga, author of The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human (Broadway, $14.99, 9780307718877).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On Fresh Air: Arthur Allen, author of The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis (Norton, $26.95, 9780393081015).

Monday, July 21, 2014

On Fresh Air: Chris Tomlinson, author of Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name--One White, One Black (Thomas Dunne Books, $26.99, 9781250005472).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On Fresh Air: Laura Erickson-Schroth, editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community (Oxford University Press, $39.95, 9780199325351).

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