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Shelf Discovery

Bright Shards of Someplace Else

by Monica McFawn

A Flannery O'Connor Award-winning collection of short stories from an intriguing new voice in fiction.

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

A history of the U.S. that gives a voice to indigenous peoples.

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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

by William Deresiewicz

A scathing critique of American higher education that asks what type of people we want post-secondary institutions to produce.

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Rainey Royal

by Dylan Landis

An intriguing debut novel about a complexly rebellious artist coming of age in 1970s Greenwich Village.

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Tacolicious: Festive Recipes for Tacos, Snacks, Cocktails, and More

by Sara Deseran, with Joe Hargrave, Antelmo Faria, Mike Barrow

This cookbook brings Tacolicious cuisine to any kitchen, by the founders of the San Francisco Mexican restaurants.

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The Demon's Brood: A History of the Plantagenet Dynasty

by Desmond Seward

A short, clear, clever overview of the Plantagenet family, England's longest-ruling dynasty.

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by James Ellroy

An ambitious, page-turning novel of Los Angeles during the weeks after the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Louise Loves Art

by Kelly Light

A portrait-of-the-artist-in-all-of-us tale that will spark the imagination, from a debut talent to watch.

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Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers

by Donald B. Kraybill

Detailed coverage of a bizarre hate crime in an Amish community and the landmark federal trial that followed.

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Media Heat

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

On Fresh Air: John Darnielle, author of Wolf in White Van (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $24, 9780374292089).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

On Fresh Air: Lawrence Wright, author of Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David (Knopf, $27.95, 9780385352031).

Monday, September 15, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Ian McEwan, author of The Children Act (Nan A. Talese, $25, 9780385539708).

On the Daily Show: Ken Burns, co-author of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Knopf, $60, 9780307700230).

Thursday, September 11, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Ken Burns, co-author of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Knopf, $60, 9780307700230).

On KCRW's Bookworm: Joyce Carol Oates, editor of Prison Noir (Akashic Books, $15.95, 9781617752391).

On the Colbert Report: Lonn Taylor, co-author of The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Smithsonian, $29.95, 9780060885625).

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, author of Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World (Ballantine, $26, 9780804179072).

On NPR's On Point: H.D.S. Greenway, author of Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, $26, 9781476761329).

On the Colbert Report: Henry Kissinger, author of World Order (Penguin Press, $36, 9781594206146).

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