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Courting Mr. Lincoln

by Louis Bayard

With wit and charm that only Louis Bayard (Roosevelt's Beast) can deliver, Courting Mr. Lincoln transports readers to 19th-century Springfield, Ill., to view both the romance of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd and the intimate friendship of the future president and a dry-goods merchant named Joshua Speed.

Elizabeth Todd Edwards is determined to find her sister Mary Todd a husband, so she summons Mary to Illinois from their childhood home in Lexington, Ky. Daughters of a wealthy banker, both women are educated

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Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

by Oliver Sacks

The late neurologist and prolific author Oliver Sacks (AwakeningsThe River of Consciousness) crafted a series of essays as varied as they are wise in Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales. At their core is a section devoted to "clinical tales" in which Sacks discusses freely, and always with a deep sense of humanity, several patients and their neurological disorders that fascinated him. In "Seeing God in the Third Millennium," Sacks explores out-of-body and near-death experiences,

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I Am Hermes!

by Mordicai Gerstein

Oh, that Hermes: we always knew he was mischievous. But in I Am Hermes!, Mordicai Gerstein's comics-style autobiography of sorts, it's clear that as a kid, the messenger of the gods was a pest of Olympian proportions.

With the help of dialogue balloons, Hermes narrates his own adventures, starting with events from his devilish infancy and toddlerhood. The baby-talking trickster takes delight in sneaking out of his cradle and stealing the cows belonging to his older brother Apollo. When Apollo rats out the

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The Book of Dreams

by Nina George

Four lives intertwine, relationships are formed and love explored in this novel about life, death and everything in between from the author of The Little Paris Bookshop.

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Flatiron Books: The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Media Heat

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The View: Melinda Gates, author of The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World (Flatiron, $26.99, 9781250313577).

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fresh Air: Tyler Kepner, author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385541015).
 
KCRW's Bookworm: Nathan Englander, author of kaddish.com (Knopf, $24.95, 9781524732752).

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, authors of The Hill to Die On: The Battle for Congress and the Future of Trump's America (Crown, $28, 9780525574743).

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Fresh Air: Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? (Holt, $28, 9781250178268).
 
Here & Now: Janny Scott, author of The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father (Riverhead Books, $28, 9781594634192).

Monday, April 15, 2019

Fresh Air: Robert Caro, author of Working (Knopf, $25, 9780525656340).
 
CBS This Morning: David Brooks, author of The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Random House, $28, 9780812993264).
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