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by Laura Van Den Berg

A short story writer's debut novel features a young woman trying to find the mother who abandoned her.

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Green on Blue

by Elliot Ackerman

A poignant first novel about a war-orphaned young Afghan soldier.

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In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China

by Michael Meyer

What "socialism with Chinese characteristics" looks like in rural Manchuria.

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Luigi's Freedom Ride

by Alan Murray

A novel of love and bicycles, both funny and poignant, beginning in Mussolini's Italy and traveling around the world.

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The Whites

by Richard Price, writing as Harry Brandt

A disgraced New York City cop is unwittingly pulled back into the circle of lies and deceit that destroyed his life two decades earlier.

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From the New World: Poems 1976-2014

by Jorie Graham

Nearly 40 years of challenging and demanding work by a Pulitzer-winning poet are gathered in this one volume.

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Half the World

by Joe Abercrombie

Another entertaining burst of battle, magic and political machinations from the always reliable Joe Abercrombie.

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Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

by Sean Taylor, illus. by Jean Jullien

An enchanting hero of the night with a flair for words, decked out in feathered finery.

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A Touch of Stardust

by Kate Alcott

A glittery behind-the-scenes look at the making of Gone with the Wind and the romance between one of its stars, Clark Gable, and Carole Lombard.

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St. Martin's: Mightier Than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Media Heat

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

On Fresh Air: Philip Connors, author of All the Wrong Places: A Life Lost and Found (Norton, $25.95, 9780393088762).

On the Daily Show: Lynsey Addario, author of It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594205378).

Monday, February 23, 2015

On NPR's All Things Considered: Elisa Albert, author of After Birth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $23, 9780544273733).

On Fresh Air: David Treuer, author of Prudence: A Novel (Riverhead, $27.95, 9781594633089).

Thursday, February 19, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Chang-rae Lee, author of On Such a Full Sea (Riverhead, $16, 9781594632891).

On Diane Rehm: Neil Gaiman, author of Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances (Morrow, $26.99, 9780062330260).

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Fresh Air: David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, on the magazine's 90th anniversary.

On Diane Rehm: Anya Kamenetz, author of The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing--but You Don't Have to Be (PublicAffairs, $25.99, 9781610394413).

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On Diane Rehm: David Thomson, author of Why Acting Matters (Yale University Press, $25, 9780300195781).

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