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Chinese Rules: Mao's Dog, Deng's Cat and Five Timeless Lessons from the Front Lines in China

by Tim Clissold

A practical guide on how successfully to do business in China--by doing as the Chinese do.

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The Final Recollections of Charles Dickens

by Thomas Hauser

A fictionalized story of Dickens's life told in a Dickensian way.

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The Laws of Murder

by Charles Finch

An intricately plotted historical mystery that begins with the death of detective Charles Lenox's colleague.

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Medieval People: Vivid Lives in a Distant Landscape

by Michael Prestwich

Sixty-nine faces of the medieval world.

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Something Rich and Strange: Selected Stories

by Ron Rash

A retrospective of Ron Rash's career in the form of 34 previously published stories set in the mythic landscape of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Deadly Ruse

by E. Michael Helms

The possible sighting of his girlfriend's supposedly deceased old flame sends retired Marine Mac McClellan on a deadly quest for the truth.

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Adrian and the Tree of Secrets

by Hubert, trans. by David Homel, illus. by Marie Caillou

A graphic novel from a French team explores the challenges facing a gay teen in a small town.

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Loitering: New and Collected Essays

by Charles D'Ambrosio

Wide-ranging, thoughtful, deeply personal and sometimes eccentric essays by a true craftsman.

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The World Split Open: Great Authors on How and Why We Write

by Margaret Atwood, Wallace Stegner, Edward P. Jones, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marilynne Robinson et al.

A far-reaching and edifying collection of literary lectures from a menagerie of writers, including Chimamanda Adichie, Wallace Stegner and E.L. Doctorow.

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Media Heat

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

On Fresh Air: National Book Award–winner Phil Klay, author of Redeployment (Penguin Press, $26.95, 9781594204999).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Brooke Shields, author of There Was a Little Girl: The Real Story of My Mother and Me (Dutton, $26.95, 9780525954842).

Monday, November 24, 2014

On Fresh Air: Richard Zoglin, author of Hope: Entertainer of the Century (Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781439140277).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Dr. Robert L. Okin, author of Silent Voices: People with Mental Disorders on the Street (Golden Pines Press, $19.95, 9780996077705).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: Neil Gaiman, Ian Falconer and Françoise Mouly discuss children's books and Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition (Toon Books, $16.95, 9781935179627).

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On the Diane Rehm Show: Joel Klein, author of Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools (Harper, $27.99, 9780062268648).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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

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