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Extraordinary book, by the host of NPR’s On Being, on sale now for Kindle!
 

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Becoming Wise:
An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living

Krista Tippett

 

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“Most of us can only dream of the dinner parties Krista Tippett could put together. We’re lucky, then, that her new book is the next best thing to an invitation to sit down, make ourselves at home and prepare for a mind-expanding exploration of what it means to be human… Not light reading, but inspiring reading, for those willing to pull up a chair.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune 
 

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A fascinating “collective self-portrait of Los Angeles when it thought nobody was looking”:
 

Dear Los Angeles:
The City in Diaries and Letters, 1542 to 2018
David Kipen, Editor

 
Hardback: Modern Library, 2018
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Listen to a great NPR interview with the editor:

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This is a fascinating new book…
 

Underground:
A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet

Will Hunt

Hardback: Spiegel & Grau, 2019
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“There’s just so much beneath the streets of New York City that people walking around on the surface don’t ever think about,” Will Hunt says. “Every manhole, every doorway, every stairway going down into the dark [feels] like a potential portal into this like separate world.”
 

Listen to this great NPR interview with the author:

 
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This is an important book on Native American history…
 

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee:
Native America from 1890 to the Present
David Treuer

Hardback: Riverhead, 2019
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Listen to David Treuer’s NPR interview
with Scott Simon:

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Great NPR Interview with the author of this new YA novel…
 

The Field Guide to the
North American Teenager

Ben Philippe

Hardback: Balzer + Bray, 2019
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Listen to this NPR interview now…

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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 2018…

 #10 – Love

Matt de la Peña

Hardback: G.P. Putnam.
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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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