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

Barking to the Choir:
The Power of Radical Kinship

Fr. Gregory Boyle

Hardback: Simon & Schuster, 2017
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Fr. Boyle was interviewed this week about this book by
Terry Gross of NPR’s All Things Considered.

LISTEN to this interview…

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Today is the birthday of Krista Tippett, the renowned host of public radio’s On Being!

We are big fans of On being, and in honor of the occasion, we offer our list of the Top 10 episodes of the show…

Featuring John Lewis, Mary Oliver, Wendell Berry, David Brooks, and MORE

 

Krista Tippett’s Newest Book is:
Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

 

Hope you enjoy these recordings!

#10 – Padraig O’ Tuama
Belonging Creates and Undoes Us Both

*** Padraig O’ Tuama’s book
In the Shelter

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One of the best new book
releases of this week
 is …

I Can’t Breathe:
A Killing on Bay Street

Matt Taibbi

Hardback: Spiegel & Grau, 2017
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Listen to Matt Taibbi’s interview with NPR’s Terry Gross,
that aired this week…

 
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A great interview with Alice McDermott
about her new novel:

 

The Ninth Hour: Novel
Alice McDermott

Hardback:  FSG Books, 2017
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Give this interview with Scott Simon a listen… 

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

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Brené Brown

Hardback: Random House, 2017
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*** Intro Reading Guide to Brené Brown’s books

 

Brené Brown did an extended interview this week on the NPR show, 1A…

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This extraordinary new collection of poems was released this spring…
 
 

The Virginia State Colony for
Epileptics and Feebleminded: Poems

 
Molly McCully Brown

 
Paperback: Persea Books, 2017
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Earlier this week, the poet did a striking interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, in which we talks about faith and disability and our bodies, and reads portions of her poems:

I highly recommend given it a listen here:

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NPR’s Morning Edition today, featured a great interview with Kwame Alexander about getting kids excited about poetry…

The interview features Alexander’s new book:

The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
Kwame Alexander

Hardback: HMH Books, 2017
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NPR featured a story this week on a new exhibit on the life and work of Black SciFi writer Octavia Butler.

 
Butler’s best known book is:

Kindred: A Novel
Octavia Butler

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This segment is a great introduction to Butler and her work.
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This week marked the 20th anniversary of the original UK release of J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel. 

 

The newest book from the Harry Potter universe… 

 
 

NPR remembers the occasion with a replay of their original review:

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This is an extraordinary new book!
 

Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women
Susan Burton

Hardcover: The New Press, 2017
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[ Read an excerpt of this book ]

 
Listen to a poignant interview that the author did with NPR’s Terry Gross…
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