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The Best Kind of Trouble

by Lauren Dane

The explosive reunion of two lovers--a librarian and a rock star--whose passion immediately reignites.

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Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician

by Sandeep Jauhar

A cardiologist's memoir that serves as an often-blistering indictment of the American health-care system.

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365 Days of Wonder: Mr Browne's Book of Precepts

by R.J. Palacio

Mr. Browne's collection of inspiring "words to live by," one for each day of the year.

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The Long Way Home

by Louise Penny

The hunt for a missing artist leads to an introspective quest across the Canadian wilderness.

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The Blue Box

by Ron Carlson

A charming, surreal collection of "flash fiction" from an established master of the short form.

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Keep Your Friends Close

by Paula Daly

A taut thriller about a woman whose life and family are stolen by her closest friend.

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Summer Food: New Summer Classics

by Paul Lowe; photographs by Nina Dreyer Hensley and Jim Hensley

Scandinavian recipes with fresh, seasonal ingredients fit for relaxing summer dining.

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Kill My Mother

by Jules Feiffer

A noir graphic novel by influential cartoonist and screenwriter Jules Feiffer.

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Harper: The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith

Media Heat

Monday, August 25, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Meryl Comer, author of Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's (HarperOne, $26.99, 9780062130822).

Thursday, August 21, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: Kevin Birmingham, author of The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594203367).

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).

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