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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
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
 

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
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

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
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]
 

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
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

 
 
Was interviewed this week on
NPR’s All Things Considered…
Give a listen to this conversation:
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This new picture book
by the Pulitzer Prize-winner
was featured on NPR this week…

 

Islandborn: A Picture Book
Junot Diaz
Illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Hardback: Dial Books, 2018
Buy Now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 

Listen to the NPR interview with Diaz…

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This excellent new collection of poems
is now available…

 

The Undressing:
Poems

Li-Young Lee

 
Hardback: WW Norton, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle  ]
 
 

Listen to an NPR interview with the poet…

 
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One of the best new releases of last week was:
 

Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved
 
Kate Bowler

 
Hardback: Random House, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Listen to an extraordinary interview
that the author did with NPR’s Terry Gross:

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This is a fascinating new book…

What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia 
Elizabeth Catte

Paperback: Belt Publishing, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

“Many journalists and pundits refer to J.D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy for a better understanding of the people who live in the Appalachia region. That doesn’t sit well with historian Elizabeth Catte, so she wrote her rebuttal in What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia.”
 

Listen to an NPR interview with the author:

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One of this month’s best new books 
(and one of January’s best audiobooks) is:
 

When: The Scientific Secrets
of Perfect Timing

Daniel Pink

Hardback: Riverhead Books, 2017
Buy Now:
Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]  [ Audiobook ]
 
 

Listen to the author’s interview
with NPR’s All Things Considered:

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

 

LOVE 

Matt de la Peña
Loren Long (Illustrator)

 
Hardback: Putnam, 2018
Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 

Listen to an interview that the author and illustrator 
did with NPR’s All Things Considered:

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