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

 

Universal Harvester: A Novel 
John Darnielle 

Hardback: FSG Books, 2017
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]   [  Kindle ]

 
 
John Darnielle is also known as the lead singer of the indie band, The Mountain Goat [ ALBUMS ]…

He did the following interview yesterday
with NPR’s Morning Edition.  It is worth a listen…

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

Eyes on the Street:
The Life of Jane Jacobs

Robert Kanigel

Hardback: Knopf, 2016
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The author recently was interviewed about the book on WYPR, an NPR affiliate in his hometown of Baltimore.
 

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One of this week’s best new releases is:
 

Another Brooklyn: A Novel
Jacqueline Woodson

Hardback: Amistad, 2016
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Here’s an excellent NPR interview that Woodson did this week on the book:

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One of this week’s best new releases is:
 

The Fire This Time:
A New Generation Speaks about Race

Jesmyn Ward

Hardback: Scribner, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

Here’s an excellent NPR interview that Ward did this week on the book:

 
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I bought a copy of this great new book for my wife’s birthday present…
 

The Caped Crusade:
Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture

Glen Weldon

Hardback: Simon and Schuster, 2016
Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [  Kindle ]
 
Here is a great interview that the author did with NPR’s Audie Cornish:
 
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On Monday, one hour of the Diane Rehm show was devoted to Matthew Desmond’s new book on poverty and affordable housing:
 

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond
Hardback: Crown Books, 2016
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NPR Book Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews one of this week’s most important new book releases
 

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
Olivia Laing

Hardback: Picador, 2016
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These closing lines of the review ring particularly true:

“[Olivia Laing] campaigns against what she calls the gentrification of cities and of emotions. By that, she means the homogenizing, whitening, deadening effect that causes us to deny the existence of the shameful and the unwanted.”

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Thought-provoking conversation from NPR’s FRESH AIR with the author of this timely new book:
 

Strange Gods:
A Secular History of Conversion

Susan Jacoby

Hardback: Pantheon, 2016
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One of this week’s best new book releases is:

The Black Calhouns:
From Civil War to Civil Rights
with One African American Family
Gail Lumet Buckley

Hardback: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016
Buy now:  [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

The author did an interview this week with Leonard Lopate at NPR affiliate WNYC.  It is a conversation worth listening to…
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I’ve listened to the following On Being interview with David Steindl-Rast three times over the past week (and sections of it a fourth time).  His perspective on gratitude is so invigorating!

 
If you like this interview, you should definitely also read his book:

Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer:
An Approach to Life in Fullness

Br. David Stiendl-Rast

Paperback:  Paulist Press, 1984
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

I hope you enjoy this and find it challenging:

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