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This is an important book on the recent history of opioid epidemic in the U.S.
It is also one of our best new releases of this week.
 

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America
Beth Macy

Hardback: Little, Brown & Co, 2018
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“Macy’s harrowing account of the opioid epidemic in which hundreds of thousands have already died masterfully interlaces stories of communities in crisis with dark histories of corporate greed and regulatory indifference.”
New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice

 

Listen to an excellent NPR Interview with the author… 

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This debut novel is one of
the best new books of this week

 

The Incendiaries:
A Novel

R.O. Kwon

Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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“A story about spiritual uncertainty and about the fierce and undisciplined desire of her young characters to find something luminous to light their way through their lives.”
– Maureen Corrigan, NPR

 

Listen to a superb interview that the novelist 
did with NPR’s Renee Montagne:

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TODAY marks the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth…
 
This new collection of his prison letters has just been released for the occasion…

The Prison Letters
of Nelson Mandela

Compiled and Edited by
Sahm Venter

Hardback: Liveright, 2018
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NPR interviewed the editor of this collection.
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An excellent new book on the present economic situation for families in the United States:
 

Squeezed:
Why Our Families Can’t Afford America

Alissa Quart

Hardback: Ecco, 2018.
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Listen to an excellent NPR interview with the author…
(Interviewed by Terry Gross of All Things Considered)

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

Room to Dream: A Memoir
David Lynch / Kristine McKenna

 
Hardback: Random House, 2018
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David Lynch was interviewed about this book
on NPR this week.  Give it a listen:
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This is a fascinating and timely new book…
 

The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
Howard Bryant

Hardback: Beacon Press, 2018
 
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Listen to an excellent NPR interview with the author:

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One of the best new fiction book releases of last week was:
 

The Ensemble: A Novel
Aja Gabel

 
Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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Listen to an an interview that the novelist did with NPR’s Scott Simon…

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This is a fascinating new book
that released last week…

 

The Art of the Wasted Day
Patricia Hampl

Hardback: Viking, 2018
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Listen to Maureen Corrigan’s review
from NPR’S Fresh Air:

 
(Anyone here reading or finished this book?
I appreciate the Sabbath-like dimensions of this idea,
but do wonder the degree of privilege it takes to waste a day — or substantial portion of it?)

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A conversation about a fascinating new book…

Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into―and Out of―Violent Extremism
Michael Kimmel

Hardback: U of California Press, 2018
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Listen to this NPR interview from 
Weekend Edition:

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The author of the book that we covered in our latest feature review:
 

Why Should the Devil
Have All the Good Music?
Larry Norman and the Perils
of Christian Rock

 
Gregory Alan Thornbury

 
Hardback: Convergent, 2018
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Was interviewed this week on
NPR’s All Things Considered…
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