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The Blondes

by Emily Schultz

A world in which blondes go berserk, causing harm to anyone nearby.

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In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

by Sue Roe

The birth of modern art is the focus of this exuberant, grand and enchantingly written history of artists in Montmartre.

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The Invention of Fire

by Bruce Holsinger

The unlikely detective team of John Gower and Geoffrey Chaucer star in this terrific period mystery.

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Trombone Shorty

by Troy Andrews, illus. by Bryan Collier

The story of a New Orleans boy musician's rise to musical prominence, with illustrations by a Caldecott Honor artist.

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My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today

by Nora Pouillon

How one woman champions delicious, natural, wholesome food.

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Dreams of Earth and Sky

by Freeman Dyson

Informative and spritely essays by one of the country's most famous scientists.

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Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II

by Richard Reeves

A too-often overlooked chapter in U.S. history: the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

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Look!

by Jeff Mack

A humorous story just right for beginning readers that shows how books bring us together in ways technology cannot.

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The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

by Steve Osborne

A retired NYPD officer's stories of policing the streets of New York City.

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When We Were Animals

by Joshua Gaylord

A startling blend of werewolf mythology and coming-of-age literature.

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Weinstein Books: My Spirit Took You In by Louise Troh

Media Heat

Thursday, April 30, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Buried Giant (Knopf, $26.95, 9780307271037).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

On Fresh Air: Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, authors of Hope: A Memoir of Survival in Cleveland (Viking, $28.95, 9780525427650).

On Tavis Smiley: T.C. Boyle, author of The Harder They Come (Ecco, $27.99, 9780062349378).

On the Daily Show: Judith Miller, author of The Story: A Reporter's Journey (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781476716015).

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield (Harper, $26.99, 9780062333810).

Monday, April 27, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Kate Mulgrew, author of Born with Teeth: A Memoir (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316334310).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Tijuana Book of the Dead (Soft Skull Press, $15.95, 9781619024823) and The Water Museum: Stories (Little, Brown, $25, 9780316334372).

On Diane Rehm: Jon Krakauer, author of Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385538732).

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