by Sophie Hannah
Since his introduction in 1920's The Mysterious Affairs at Styles, Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot has captured the hearts and minds of readers everywhere in more than 30 novels and countless film, radio and television adaptations. The Belgian detective, noted for his full moustache and keen eye for detail, makes a return appearance in Sophie Hannah's The Monogram Murders, a Poirot novel sanctioned by Christie's family and estate.
As with so many of Christie's mysteries, The Monogram Murders begins rather
by Will Boast
Will Boast (Power Ballads) was seven when his family moved from England to small-town Wisconsin. He grew up straddling two worlds in a comfortable--if not happy--family, the straight-arrow older brother to popular, party-loving Rory. Then, during Will's first year at college, their mother died of cancer. Rory, lost in grief, was killed in a car accident on his way to a party the following year. Boast's father died of alcoholism a few years later. Preparing to review his father's will with his lawyer, Boast
by Misty Copeland, illus. by Christopher Myers
Ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Life in Motion) makes her children's book debut with this inspiring love letter to young people, containing breathtaking illustrations of airborne dancers by Caldecott Honor artist Christopher Myers (H.O.R.S.E.).
An aspiring young ballet dancer in yellow leotards marks "the space between you and me," as she watches an adult dancer in white tutu, leaping New York's East River in Myers's collage. Author and artist portray the girl's interior life: "me? I'm gray as rain/.../ I could
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Another winner in a poetry series that offers up rich poems galore and new poets to explore.
by Ian McEwan
A High Court judge responds to her husband's infidelity while considering a challenging legal case.
by Helen Giltrow
A dark, complex thriller about killers seeking prey and redemption.
by Melody Carlson
A single man is challenged with the task of finding suitable homes for six cats that belonged to his deceased grandmother.
by Saeed Jones
A powerful debut collection of poems that wrestle over the intersections of identity, sex, politics and family.
by Emily St. John Mandel
A chilling version of life before and after the apocalypse, centered on a present-day film star's regrets and the end-time adventures of a traveling performance troupe.
by Diane Ackerman
An engrossing look at the radical transformations humans have made globally and internally.
by Yasushi Inoue, trans. by Michael Emmerich
A timeless, elegiac and masterful novella about a tragic postwar love triangle by one of Japan's most prolific writers.
by Kathryn Gibbs Davis, illus. by Gilbert Ford
An entertaining and fact-filled story of the mechanical engineer who created a giant wheel for the 1893 World's Fair.
by Katherine Rundell
An engaging, well-paced and adventurous story of a girl who learns to navigate two worlds.
Thursday, September 11, 2014On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Ken Burns, co-author of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History (Knopf, $60, 9780307700230).
On KCRW's Bookworm: Joyce Carol Oates, editor of Prison Noir (Akashic Books, $15.95, 9781617752391).
On the Colbert Report: Lonn Taylor, co-author of The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon (Smithsonian, $29.95, 9780060885625).
Wednesday, September 10, 2014On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, author of Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World (Ballantine, $26, 9780804179072).
On NPR's On Point: H.D.S. Greenway, author of Foreign Correspondent: A Memoir (Simon & Schuster, $26, 9781476761329).
On the Colbert Report: Henry Kissinger, author of World Order (Penguin Press, $36, 9781594206146).
Tuesday, September 9, 2014On the Colbert Report: Jason Segel, co-author of Nightmares! (Delacorte, $16.99, 9780385744256).
Monday, September 8, 2014On Fresh Air: Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures (Little, Brown, $26, 9780316230070).
On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Najla Said, author of Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family (Riverhead, $16, 9781594632754).
On NPR's On Point: Christian Rudder, author of Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One's Looking) (Crown, $28, 9780385347372).
Thursday, September 4, 2014On NPR's Diane Rehm Show: Liza Long, author of The Price of Silence: A Mom's Perspective on Mental Illness (Hudson Street Press, $25.95, 9781594632570).
On KCRW's Bookworm: Donald Antrim, author of The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $22, 9780374280932).
On the Colbert Report: Doris Kearns Goodwin, author of The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism (Simon & Schuster, $22, 9781416547877).