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The City of Mirrors

by Justin Cronin

It's a beautiful thing when worthwhile authors achieve every ambition they tackle; when writers leap every one of the hurdles they set. With the completion of the Passage Trilogy in the vast, intricate and compelling The City of Mirrors, Justin Cronin has done all that.

The City of Mirrors continues the story of a vampiric virus that has ravaged the United States, and probably the rest of civilization, leaving only isolated pockets of survivors, a new society sprouting up delicately, like a daisy under the

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Porcelain: A Memoir

by Moby

Whether they love, hate or have never heard of musician Moby's technopop musical stylings, readers will fall hard for his memoir of growing up, chasing elusive dreams and marching to a different drummer.

Although his family tree includes Herman Melville, Moby began life humbly with an impoverished childhood in Connecticut as the only child of a widow. From an early age, he worshipped all music and yearned to live in New York City, where the cultural scene flourished despite epidemics of AIDS and crack use.

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Devil and the Bluebird

by Jennifer Mason-Black

Infused with bluegrass and blues, Jennifer Mason-Black's first novel takes readers on a melodious road trip through a dark but magical American landscape.

One night, 17-year-old Blue Riley waits at the crossroads to make a deal with the Devil: her soul in exchange for finding her big sister, Cass, who left after their mother, a talented alt-country musician, died of cancer two years ago. However, the woman who appears that fateful night in "a red dress that dripped off her hips" wants a game, not a trade--she

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Walking the Himalayas

by Levison Wood

Travel writer and adventurer Levison Wood recounts his walk 1,700 miles through the Himalayas, facing hardships and gaining friends in the process.

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St. Martin's: The Children by Ann Leary

Media Heat

Thursday, May 26, 2016

KCRW's Bookworm: John D'Agata, author of The Making of the American Essay (Graywolf Press, $25, 9781555977344).

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fresh Air: J. Kael Weston, author of The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan (Knopf, $28.95, 9780385351126).

Diane Rehm
: Governor John Hickenlooper, co-author of The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics (Penguin Press, $30, 9781101981672).

Daily Show: Corey Pegues, author of Once a Cop: The Street, the Law, Two Worlds, One Man (Atria, $26, 9781501110498).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Noah Hawley, author of Before the Fall (Grand Central, $26, 9781455561780).

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Diane Rehm: Barry Meier, author of Missing Man: The American Spy Who Vanished in Iran (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27, 9780374210458).

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fresh Air: Susan Silverman, author of Casting Lots: Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World (Da Capo, $24.99, 9780306824616).

Late Night with Seth Meyers: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, co-author of The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics (Penguin Press, $30, 9781101981672).

Thursday, May 19, 2016

KCRW's Bookworm: Valeria Luiselli, author of The Story of My Teeth (Coffee House Press, $16.95, 9781566894098).

Diane Rehm: Roger Thurow, author of The First 1,000 Days: A Crucial Time for Mothers and Children--And the World (PublicAffairs, $26.99, 9781610395854).

Daily Show: Arianna Huffington, author of The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time (Harmony, $26, 9781101904008).
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