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Shelf Discovery

A Fifty-Year Silence: Love, War, and a Ruined House in France

by Miranda Richmond Mouillot

A powerful expression of a woman's love for her grandparents and a poignant contribution to the pantheon of Holocaust and World War II literature.

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Fatherland: A Family History

by Nina Bunjevac

A graphic memoir about the personal consequences of political choices.

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Chasing Freedom: The Life Journeys of Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony

by Nikki Grimes, illus. by Michele Wood

Poet Nikki Grimes presents an eye-opening, aesthetically pleasing account of two extraordinary women, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony.

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Mobile Library

by David Whitehouse

The road trip every bibliophile will envy--an escape from evil in a 16-wheeled mobile library truck.

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by Rachel Cusk

A shimmering novel about marriage, self-expression and authorial invisibility.

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City of Blood

by Frédérique Molay, trans. by Jeffrey Zuckerman

An "archeological dig of modern art" in Paris turns gruesome when a skeleton is found.

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by Mo Yan, trans. by Howard Goldblatt

This big explosion of a novel follows an entire Chinese district through the upheavals caused by the controversial one-child policy.

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Convergence: The Zodiac Legacy, Book One

by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore, illus. by Andie Tong

Marvel comics legend Stan Lee's first foray into prose, starring a teen who stumbles into superpowers and learns to harness them.

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Reads Well with Others: An Unshelved Collection

by Gene Ambaum, Bill Barnes

The continuing misadventures in library use and abuse by the creators of the Unshelved comics.

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The Art of Not Having It All: True Stories of Men, Sex, and Other Disasters

by Melissa Kite

The trials and tribulations of a real-life Bridget Jones in her bumbling and sometimes disastrous search for "the one."

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Little Simon: The Adventures of Sophie Mouse by Poppy Green

Media Heat

Thursday, January 22, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Lydia Millet, author of Mermaids in Paradise: A Novel (W. W. Norton, $25.95, 9780393245622).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Brian Krebs, author of Spam Nation: The Inside Story of Organized Cybercrime-from Global Epidemic to Your Front Door (Sourcebooks, $24.99, 9781402295614).

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

On the Diane Rehm Show: Sean McFate, author of The Modern Mercenary: Private Armies and What They Mean for World Order (Oxford University Press, $29.95, 9780199360109).

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

On the Diane Rehm Show: Mimi Sheraton, author of 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List (Workman, $24.95, 9780761141686).

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

On NPR's On Point: Steve Israel, author of The Global War on Morris: A Novel (Simon & Schuster, $26, 9781476772233).

On the Daily Show: Senator Marco Rubio, author of American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone (Sentinel, $27.95, 9781595231130).

Monday, January 12, 2015

On Fresh Air: David Adam, author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought (Sarah Crichton/FSG, $26, 9780374223953).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Jessica Neuwirth, author of Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for an Equal Rights Amendment Is Now (New Press, $14.95, 9781620970393).

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