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Seveneves

by Neal Stephenson

An epic that begins with lunar destruction, and then proceeds into the distant future, never once losing sight of the human race that still survives in the face of incalculable odds.

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Mañana

by William Hjortsberg

A 1960s drug-fueled adventure searching for a kidnapped wife in Mexico.

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Rad American Women A-Z

by Kate Schatz, illus. by Miriam Klein Stahl

An A–Z guide to women who changed the course of history.

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A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me

by David Gates

The nuance, irony and pain of smart characters with lots of troubles.

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Coup de Foudre

by Ken Kalfus

A playful and poignant collection of fiction that masterfully toes the line between comic and tragic.

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The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

by Joseph J. Ellis

A fascinating look at the four men most responsible for the creation of the U.S. government.

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The Making of Zombie Wars

by Aleksandar Hemon

A new direction from a contemporary American treasure.

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Hyacinth Girls

by Lauren Frankel

A tricky, smart riddle in novel form about bullying and family secrets.

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Girl in the Moonlight

by Charles Dubow

A lifetime of love and lust, with a backdrop of fine art, vast wealth and high society.

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Penguin: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Media Heat

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Fresh Air: Maria Bello, author of Whatever... Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves (Dey Street, $25.99, 9780062351838).

On Diane Rehm: readers review Euphoria by Lily King (Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On Fresh Air: Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9781250065810).

Thursday, May 21, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Steve Inskeep, author of Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594205569).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Clare B. Dunkle and Elena Dunkle, authors of Elena Vanishing: A Memoir (Chronicle, $17.99, 9781452121512).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Helen Castor, author of Joan of Arc: A History (Harper, $27.99, 9780062384393).

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