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One of the best new releases of last week was:
 

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved
 
Kate Bowler

 
Hardback: Random House, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Listen to an extraordinary interview
that the author did with NPR’s Terry Gross:

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This is a fascinating new book…

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia 
Elizabeth Catte

Paperback: Belt Publishing, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

“Many journalists and pundits refer to J.D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy for a better understanding of the people who live in the Appalachia region. That doesn’t sit well with historian Elizabeth Catte, so she wrote her rebuttal in What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.”
 

Listen to an NPR interview with the author:

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Today (Feb. 7) marks the birthday of agrarian and theologian Norman Wirzba…

 
In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of our favorite brief video clips that introduce Wirzba’s work…
 

*** Norman Wirzba’s FOOD AND FAITH
was our 2011 Book of the Year!

 

Food for Thought:

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This excellent book released
last month… 

All Things Hold Together in Christ:
A Conversation on Faith, Science, and Virtue

James K.A. Smith /
Michael Gulker, Eds.

Paperback: Baker Academic, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

*** Watch for our review in our
Lent 2018 magazine issue [SUBSCRIPTION INFO]

 

This book was produced as part of the work of the Colossian Forum.
Watch a brief video intro to their important work….

Watch the trailer video for this book:

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Novelist Ursula Le Guin, best known for her award-winning science fiction, died earlier this week.

 
Her obituary from the New York Times.
 

Not familiar with Le Guin’s books?
Check out our Introductory Reading Guide

 

NPR Remembers Le Guin:
(All Things Considered)

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One of this month’s best new books 
(and one of January’s best audiobooks) is:
 

When: The Scientific Secrets
of Perfect Timing

Daniel Pink

Hardback: Riverhead Books, 2017
Buy Now:
Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]  [ Audiobook ]
 
 

Listen to the author’s interview
with NPR’s All Things Considered:

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One of the best new book releases
of this month is:

 

LOVE 

Matt de la Peña
Loren Long (Illustrator)

 
Hardback: Putnam, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Listen to an interview that the author and illustrator 
did with NPR’s All Things Considered:

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NPR is one of the many sources we look to for tips on excellent new books!
We especially love their interviews with authors.

 
Here is a Top 10 list of our favorite NPR author interviews of 2017…
 

#10 – Turtles All the Way Down:
A Novel

John Green

Hardback: Dutton.
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TODAY (Jan. 9) is the birthday of sociologist and public Robert Putnam.

In honor of the occasion, we offer a series of brief video clips that introduce his work…

*** Books by Robert Putnam

 

 

Overview of his book OUR KIDS:

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One of this week’s best new book releases is:

The Immortalists:
A Novel

Chloe Benjamin

Hardback: G.P. Putnam’s, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
 
The novelist was recently interviewed by NPR’s Weekend Edition.
Listen now: 
 
 
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