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Shelf Discovery

The Counterfeit Heiress

by Tasha Alexander

An absorbing double mystery, with witty characters and a lavishly detailed Victorian setting.

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Sam and Dave Dig a Hole

by Mac Barnett, illus. by Jon Klassen

A topsy-turvy treasure-seeking adventure that changes the lives of two brothers and their dog forever.

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A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack

by William Joyce, Kenny Callicutt

A visually layered retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk from Moonbot Studios.

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Ruth's Journey

by Donald McCaig

A familiar, but not unoriginal, expansion on a beloved character from a classic American epic.

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Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit

by Alison Hawthorne Deming

A lyrical meditation on animals and their relationship to mankind, from folklore to modern conservation efforts.

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The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb

by Stanley Plumly

What happened at a memorable dinner attended by three men who would go on to typify the Romantic era.

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Paddlenorth: Adventure, Resilience, and Renewal in the Arctic Wild

by Jennifer Kingsley

A two-month journey across the Canadian Arctic wilderness tests the physical and emotional limits of six friends.

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The Remedy for Love

by Bill Roorbach

Two strangers waiting out a Maine blizzard together force each other to accept truths they've been denying.

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Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing

by Erin Beresini

One woman's exhilarating experience in a strange extreme sport.

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Blue Horses: Poems

by Mary Oliver

A beautiful new collection centered on the natural world from a master poet.

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Poisoned Pen Press: Sons of Sparta by Jeffrey Siger

Media Heat

Thursday, October 23, 2014

On Fresh Air: Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen talk about The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book: The Game-Changing Guide that Teaches You How to Cook Meat and Poultry with 425 Bulletproof Recipes (Cook's Illustrated, $40, 9781936493869).

On KCRW's Bookworm: Jonathan Coe, author of Expo 58: A Novel (New Harvest, $25, 9780544343764).

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

On Fresh Air: Gerard Russell, author of Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East (Basic Books, $28.99, 9780465030569).

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

On the Diane Rehm Show: David Greene, author of Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia (Norton, $26.95, 9780393239959).

Monday, October 20, 2014

On Fresh Air: Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780812994520).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Rebecca Frankel, author of War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love (Palgrave Macmillan, $26, 9781137279682).

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: David Mitchell, author of The Bone Clocks (Random House, $30, 9781400065677).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Colm Toibin, author of Nora Webster: A Novel (Scribner, $27, 9781439138335).

On the Daily Show: Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (Spiegel & Grau, $28, 9780812994520).

On the Colbert Report: William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Free Press, $26, 9781476702711).

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