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This is a fascinating book on the future of Western culture:

No One at the Wheel:
Driverless Cars and the Road of the Future

Samuel Schwartz

Hardback: PublicAffairs, 2018
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Listen to a great interview with Samuel Schwartz 
from NPR’s Fresh Air:

 
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For almost three decades now, The Innocence Mission has been one of my favorite bands.
 
I was delighted to learn that they were recently featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, playing three songs from their new album:
 

Sun on the Square

Badman Recording Co, 2018
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TEN Women Musicians You Should Know
Listen to their NPR Tiny Desk Concerts!

 

Give a listen to The Innocence Mission’s 
Tiny Desk Concert:

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This excellent book for younger readers released earlier this fall…
 

Louisiana’s Way Home:
A Novel 

Kate DiCamillo

 
Hardback: Candlewick, 2018.
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This book is a great gift idea for elementary readers!
Our Trending Bookcase
features this book and other gift ideas

 

Listen to a great NPR feature on this book,
from All Things Considered:

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This collection of short stories has been nominated for a number of awards this year (long-listed for the National Book Award, Finalist for the Kirkus Prize):

Heads of the Colored People: Stories
Nafissa Thompson-Spires

Hardback: Atria, 2018
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Listen to a great interview that Nafissa Thompson-Spires
did with NPR’s Audie Cornish:

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

Insurrecto:
A Novel

Gina Apostol

Hardback: Soho Press, 2018
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This novel is also one of our
10 Fiction Books to Watch for in November

 

Listen to an NPR interview that
Gina Apostol did with Scott Simon:

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Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s news-quiz, “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” has just published a new book… on running.
 

The Incomplete Book of Running
Peter Sagal 

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2018
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The 25 Best Running Books

 

Listen to an interview that Peter Sagal did about this book 
with Ari Shapiro of NPR’s All Things Considered:

 
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This is a fascinating new book…
 

Make Ink:
A Forager’s Guide
to Natural Inkmaking

Jason Logan

Hardback: Abrams, 2018
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Listen to a superb NPR interview with the author…

 
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NPR’s book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews this excellent new book…

Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke
in the Richest Country on Earth
Sarah Smarsh

Hardback: Scribner, 2018
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Listen to this review… 

 
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Listen to this powerful interview with the author of this new book…

Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement
That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
Linda Kay Klein

Hardback: Touchstone, 2018
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Listen to Klein’s interview with NPR’s Terry Gross… 

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This fascinating and provocative new book is
one of the best new book releases of this week:

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Anand Giridharadas

Hardback: Knopf, 2018.
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A Snippet:

“A lot of well-meaning liberals — and it’s going to, it hurts to hear this — but a lot of well-meaning liberals paved the road for Trump. And they did so in two ways. First of all, by peddling a lot of pseudochange instead of actually fixing the American opportunity structure, instead of actually repairing the American dream over the last 30 to 40 years — by doing that, they allowed some of the biggest problems in this country to fester for decades and not be solved. And I think it’s very plausible that had we actually been solving those problems of trade and education and social mobility, Donald Trump would simply not have had the oxygen that his conflagration required. But they also enabled Trump in a second way, which is: They contributed to the correct intuition, across large parts of this country, that elite Americans have rigged the game for themselves.”

 

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