Starred Review

History of Wolves

by Emily Fridlund

Debut novelist Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves is so observant, so compassionate, so fresh that it can hold its own among the best of more established writers. Linda's life is bent and shaped by Minnesota's grand territory of isolation--its clear lakes and thick forests, small-town beer and bait shops, primitive cabins and summer lake mansions, and especially its extremes of weather. Fridlund salts the novel with snippets from Linda's earlier unchaperoned childhood and later restless years in

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The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution

by Jack Shenker

In The Egyptians: A Radical History of Egypt's Unfinished Revolution, journalist Jack Shenker delivers a raw and penetrating study of the 2011 Arab Spring in Egypt, based on firsthand accounts from the battle lines and his own participation in the revolt.

Shenker was a correspondent for the Guardian during the initial uprising in Cairo. In his prologue, he makes it clear that he took sides in the struggle, working not as a passive observer but rather as an activist journalist against the oppressive Mubarak

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History Is All You Left Me

by Adam Silvera

When History Is All You Left Me opens, the love of 17-year-old Griffin's life is already dead. Theo was Griffin's best friend, boyfriend and first everything. Now Griffin has to face both Theo's funeral and Jackson, the guy Theo started dating after he left New York and went to California for college. Griffin hates Jackson--they even deliver competing eulogies--but begins to realize that he's the only other person who understands what it was like to date Theo and lose him.

The novel bounces back and forth

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Hideout

by Watt Key

A 13-year-old boy heads into the Mississippi swamp in his skiff to find a missing body, but finds an entirely different kind of adventure.

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The Old Man

by Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry's smart, well-paced thriller features a former U.S. covert operative, now in his 60s and still sharp enough to outwit and outrun a variety of assassins.

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Idaho

by Emily Ruskovich

This tremendous novel about what can be torn apart in an instant, and rebuilt over lifetimes, displays writing as scintillating as its plot.

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Media Heat

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Conan: Michael Lewis, author of The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (Norton, $28.95, 9780393254594).

Thursday, January 12, 2017

KCRW's Bookworm: Lynne Tillman, author of The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories (Semiotext(e), $17.95, 9781584351900).

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fresh Air: Joe Buck, author of Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV (Dutton, $28, 9781101984567).

Daily Show: Jonathan Chait, author of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail (Custom House, $27.99, 9780062426970).

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Thomas L. Friedman, author of Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28, 9780374273538).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Fresh Air: Lisa Servon, author of The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, 9780544602311).

CBS This Morning: Bret Baier, co-author of Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission (Morrow, $28.99, 9780062569035).

Conan: Jamie Lee, author of Weddiculous: An Unfiltered Guide to Being a Bride (HarperOne, $22.99, 9780062455604).

Monday, January 9, 2017

CBS This Morning: Jodi Kantor, author of The Obamas (Back Bay, $16.99, 9780316098762).
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