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Shelf Discovery

The Beekeeper's Daughter

by Santa Montefiore

A mother and a daughter both harbor secrets about the men they love.

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A Crown for Cold Silver

by Alex Marshall

An engaging tale set in a violent and obsessively detailed fantasy world.

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I Was a Child: A Memoir

by Bruce Eric Kaplan

A nostalgic memoir of a 1960s-'70s American childhood from New Yorker cartoonist Bruce Eric Kaplan.

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Swansong 1945: A Collective Diary of the Last Days of the Third Reich

by Walter Kempowski, trans. by Shaun Whiteside

The last days of Nazi Germany explored through a collage of eyewitness accounts.

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Such a Little Mouse

by Alice Schertle, illus. by Stephanie Yue

A mouse hero leads readers through his preparations and the changing seasons in his meadow home.

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Course Correction: A Story of Rowing and Resilience in the Wake of Title IX

by Ginny Gilder

The exertions of rowing crew under Title IX, as a means to overcoming one woman's demons.

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The Given World

by Marian Palaia

The reckless Riley, a woman with enough heart to shoulder the still-troubling angst of the Vietnam War era.

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Changes: A Child's First Poetry Collection

by Charlotte Zolotow, illus. by Tiphanie Beeke

A collection of Charlotte Zolotow's poems that convey a reverence for nature and the insights to be discovered there.

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Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock and the Making of American Highways

by Riley Hanick

An innovative meditation on Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac and Dwight Eisenhower.

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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide

by Eric Bogosian

An impassioned history of revenge taken for the Armenian genocide.

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Oxford University Press: Words Onscreen by Naomi Baron

Media Heat

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Luis Alberto Urrea, author of Tijuana Book of the Dead (Soft Skull Press, $15.95, 9781619024823) and The Water Museum: Stories (Little, Brown, $25, 9780316334372).

On Diane Rehm: Jon Krakauer, author of Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385538732).

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Jane Smiley, author of Early Warning: A Novel (Knopf, $26.95, 9780307700322).

On the Daily Show: Dana Perino, author of And the Good News Is...: Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side (Twelve, $26, 9781455584901).

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Nora Pouillon, author of My Organic Life: How a Pioneering Chef Helped Shape the Way We Eat Today (Knopf, $26.95, 9780385350754).

On NPR's On Point: Kate Bolick, author of Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own (Crown, $26, 9780385347136).

Monday, April 20, 2015

On Fresh Air: Toni Morrison, author of God Help the Child: A Novel (Knopf, $24.95, 9780307594174).

On Diane Rehm: Joseph Stiglitz, author of The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them (Norton, $28.95, 9780393248579).

On the Daily Show: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield (Harper, $26.99, 9780062333810).

Thursday, April 16, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: David Vann, author of Aquarium (Atlantic Monthly Press, $24, 9780802123527).

On Diane Rehm: David Brooks, author of The Road to Character (Random House, $28, 9780812993257).

On the Daily Show: Eric Greitens, author of Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, 9780544323988).

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