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Shelf Discovery

A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention

by Matt Richtel

A personal and emotional account of the consequences of distracted driving, combined with a scientific look at how technology interacts with our brains.

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The High Divide

by Lin Enger

One man's odyssey, a moving quest for redemption, on the Great Plains.

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The Iron Trial: Magisterium: Book 1

by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare

A high-profile collaboration that launches a projected five-book fantasy series for middle graders about friendship, destiny and magic.

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The Stone Wife

by Peter Lovesey

Superintendent Peter Diamond investigates a murder with a Chaucerian twist.

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We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers

by Sean Lewis

Anecdotes and observations of American craft brewing that will make readers thirsty.

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The Getaway Car: A Donald Westlake Nonfiction Miscellany

by Donald E. Westlake; edited by Levi Stahl

A wonderful collection of Westlake-on-Westlake odds and ends.

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How to Build a Girl

by Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran's debut novel features an irreverent, painfully self-conscious, triumphant and very funny self-made girl.

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Lockwood & Co.: The Whispering Skull

by Jonathan Stroud

An action-packed supernatural thriller, with plenty of personality to keep readers hooked.

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To Dwell in Darkness

by Deborah Crombie

Duncan Kincaid investigates a fiery attack at St. Pancras Station while Gemma James searches for a child's killer.

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The Betrayers

by David Bezmozgis

Timeless moral questions of betrayal and loyalty in the timely context of Crimean and Israeli history and politics.

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Harlequin: The Last Breath by Kimberly Belle

Media Heat

Thursday, September 25, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Matt Richtel, author of A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention (Morrow, $28.99, 9780062284068).

On KCRW's Bookworm: Richard Flanagan, author of The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Knopf, $26.95, 9780385352857).

On the Daily Show: Steven Johnson, author of How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (Riverhead, $30, 9781594632969).

On the Colbert Report: Walter Mischel, author of The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control (Little, Brown, $29, 9780316230872).

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

On Fresh Air: Charles M. Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, 9780544228047).

On the Diane Rehm Show: readers review The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (Vintage, $14, 9780307278449).

On the Colbert Report: Bill Cosby, subject of Cosby: His Life and Times by Mark Whitaker (Simon & Schuster, $29.99, 9781451697971).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On the Diane Rehm Show: Richard Branson, author of The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership (Portfolio, $29.95, 9781591847373).

On the Daily Show: Tony Zinni, author of Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win or Lose off the Battlefield (Palgrave Macmillan, $27, 9781137279385).

On the Colbert Report: Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781451697384).

Monday, September 22, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Eric Schmidt, co-author of How Google Works (Grand Central, $30, 9781455582341).

On NPR's On Point: Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781451697384).

On Fresh Air: Ron Perlman, author of Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir (Da Capo, $26.99, 9780306823442).

On the Daily Show: Jenny Nordberg, author of The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan (Crown, $25, 9780307952493).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

On Fresh Air: Zak Ebrahim, author of The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice (Simon & Schuster/TED, $14.99, 9781476784809).

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