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The Bleiberg Project

by David Khara, trans. by Simon John

In this breakneck thriller, a Wall Street trader must outwit shadowy Nazi forces.

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Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records

by Amanda Petrusich

This book is about the men who meticulously collect pre-war vinyl and a music journalist who's not afraid to become a bit obsessive herself.

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The Vanishing Season

by Jodi Lynn Anderson

A haunting psychological thriller set in a small tourist town on the banks of Lake Michigan, from the author of Peaches.

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Meat Is for Pussies

by John Joseph

A hardcore musician offers a "no-holds-barred, New York-style beat-down on real health and real nutrition."

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Tudors Versus Stewarts: The Fatal Inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots

by Linda Porter

The significance of Mary, Queen of Scots, and her reign in the context of one of Britain's most complex and extended dynastic power struggles.

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Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age

by Jason Boog

A timely and needed guide to fostering book love in young children.

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Enemies at Home

by Lindsey Davis

A satisfying mystery set in ancient Rome, narrated by a witty detective.

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Life Drawing

by Robin Black

A deft exploration of a mature marriage with all the tension, patience, anger and love its longevity requires.

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Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces from the Author of Food in Jars

by Marisa McClellan

How preserving small batches of fruits and vegetables can be easy and productive.

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Ecco: Fourth of July Creek by Smith Henderson

Media Heat

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: readers review Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (Anchor, $15.95, 9780307455925).

On Fresh Air: Vint Virga, author of The Soul of All Living Creatures: What Animals Can Teach Us About Being Human (Broadway, $14.99, 9780307718877).

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On Fresh Air: Arthur Allen, author of The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis (Norton, $26.95, 9780393081015).

Monday, July 21, 2014

On Fresh Air: Chris Tomlinson, author of Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families Who Share the Tomlinson Name--One White, One Black (Thomas Dunne Books, $26.99, 9781250005472).

Thursday, July 17, 2014

On Fresh Air: Laura Erickson-Schroth, editor of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community (Oxford University Press, $39.95, 9780199325351).

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

On Fresh Air: Angela Ricketts, author of No Man's War: Irreverent Confessions of an Infantry Wife (Counterpoint, $26, 9781619023260).

On the Daily Show: Hillary Rodham Clinton, author of Hard Choices (Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781476751443).

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