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Tommy Can't Stop!

by Tim Federle, illus. by Mark Fearing

A charming unstoppable hero who finds a calling that makes use of his kinetic energy.

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Portrait of a Man Known as Il Condottiere

by Georges Perec, trans. by David Bellos

A long-lost work by one of France's most fascinating authors.

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The Dig

by Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones's spare, visceral story of isolation, sadness and love.

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Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel

by William Wellman, Jr.

An affectionate, candid and extremely well-researched biography of film director William Wellman.

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Deep Lane: Poems

by Mark Doty

Dazzling, elegant poems, ferocious in their love for life, from one of the country's most admired and respected poets.

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Killer, Come Hither

by Louis Begley

A man's effort to avenge the death of his murdered uncle, a high-powered lawyer.

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The Royal We

by Heather Cocks, Jessica Morgan

We are amused by this modern day fairy-tale royal romance, complete with tabloids and paparazzi.

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Thieves Fall Out

by Gore Vidal

A small piece of atmospheric literary history in this lost pulp espionage novel by Gore Vidal.

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After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

by Renata Adler

A selection of nonfiction by a fine and intensely independent American journalist and critic.

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None of the Above

by I.W. Gregorio

The eye-opening journey of Kristin Lattimer, who discovers on a doctor's visit that she is intersex.

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Disney: Before Tomorrowland by Jeff Jensen, Jonathan Case, Damon Lindelof, and Brad Bird,

Media Heat

Thursday, April 16, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: David Vann, author of Aquarium (Atlantic Monthly Press, $24, 9780802123527).

On Diane Rehm: David Brooks, author of The Road to Character (Random House, $28, 9780812993257).

On the Daily Show: Eric Greitens, author of Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780544323988).

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Cokie Roberts, author of Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 (Harper, $27.99, 9780062002761).

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Akhil Reed Amar, author of The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic (Basic Books, $29.99, 9780465065905).

On the Daily Show: Fareed Zakaria, author of In Defense of a Liberal Education (Norton, $23.95, 9780393247688).

Monday, April 13, 2015

On Fresh Air: Bryan Burrough, author of Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594204296).

On Diane Rehm: Candice Bergen, author of A Fine Romance (Simon & Schuster, $28, 9780684808277).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Charles Baxter, author of There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories (Pantheon, $24, 9781101870013).

On Diane Rehm: Heidi Julavits, author of The Folded Clock: A Diary (Doubleday, $26.95, 9780385538985).

On the Daily Show: Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of A Fighting Chance (Picador, $17, 9781250062253).

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