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npr recent book reviews and author interviews

npr is always a great resource for book reviews and author interviews. Below is a list with some of the most recent books that have been highlighted.

Books: 
Bewilderment: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881141
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2021

September 21, 2021. Richard Powers Spins A Smaller, Sadder Story In 'Bewilderment'

The review here.


Peril Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982182915
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 21st, 2021

September 20, 2021. 'Peril' Co-Author Robert Costa Describes The Fraught Transition From Trump To Biden.

Author interview here.
And a book review here.


My Sweet Girl Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593335086
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Published: Berkley - September 14th, 2021

September 16, 2021. This Thoughtful, Profound Thriller Centers On Identity And Its Many Layers

The review on npr, here.


Harlem Shuffle: A Novel Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385545136
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Published: Doubleday - September 14th, 2021

September 15, 2021. Colson Whitehead Returns To His Home Turf With "Harlem Shuffle"
Whitehead says his latest novel was inspired by his love of heist movies. The story centers on a furniture store owner who has a side hustle trafficking in stolen goods. The interview on Fresh Air here.

BOOK REVIEW: Colson Whitehead's Latest Gives Readers A Half-Crook You'll Wholly Love
The versatile novelist moves away from the heavier themes that won him a brace of Pulitzer Prizes in "Harlem Shuffle," a heist caper starring a mostly-upright furniture salesman with a criminal streak. The review here.


Poet Warrior: A Memoir Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780393248524
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

September 8, 2021. "Poet Warrior" Centers On The Role Of Poetry, Art And Music In Joy Harjo's Life
Book review here.
Author interview here.


Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021

September 6, 2021. A Poet-Nun Inspired This Tale Of Medieval Ambition, Pleasure And Aspiration.

Review here.


Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635577624
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - August 31st, 2021

September 4, 2021. In "Today A Woman Went Mad In The Supermarket," It's The Details That Really Get You
The review here.


Beautiful World, Where Are You: A Novel Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374602604
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 7th, 2021

September 2, 2021. Sally Rooney's New Book Tries To Find Meaning In An Increasingly Troubled World

The review here.


A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Lots of reviews/interviews on npr:

November 12, 2020 • Obama's ascent thrilled millions but also stirred a countermovement that is still on the march. His new memoir, "A Promised Land," covers his rise through the second year of his presidency.
The review/interview here.


November 16, 2020. Consider This from NPR. Here.

November 16, 2020. Heard on Morning Edition. Here. Obama Calls Trump's Refusal To Concede Another 'Breach Of Basic Democratic Norms'

November 19, 2020. Heard on Fresh Air. Here.


One Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984881182
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Published: Penguin Books - September 7th, 2021

November 9, 2020. Heard on Fresh Air.
Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe On Equal Pay, And What The U.S. Flag Means To Her
The review/interview here.

November 12, 2020. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe's "One Life" Is Mostly A Call To Action
Review here.


The Cold Millions: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062868091
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 5th, 2021

October 27, 2020. Heard on All Things Considered.

Echoes Of Today's Unrest Run Through "The Cold Millions"
The review/interview here.


I Am Every Good Thing Cover Image
By Derrick Barnes, Gordon C. James (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525518778
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

October 24, 2020. Heard on Weekend Edition Saturday.

A New Picture Book Reminds Black Sons: You Are 'Every Good Thing'
The review here.

12/13/20: We have some in stock. Order here, or give us a call if you would like us to hold one for you.


Summer: A Novel (Seasonal Quartet) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101969977
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Published: Anchor - May 11th, 2021

August 25, 2020: Ali Smith Brings Her Seasonal Quartet To A Close With "Summer"

The review here.


Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525434597
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Published: Vintage - April 20th, 2021

August 26, 2020: Erin Brockovich Says "Superman's Not Coming" To Save Our Water Supply
The interview here.


Luster: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250798671
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Published: Picador - June 8th, 2021

August 23, 2020. "Luster" Shines With Sharp Wit And Dark Humor.

The review here.


Caste (Oprah's Book Club): The Origins of Our Discontents Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593230251
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Published: Random House - August 4th, 2020

August 8, 2020: Fresh Air Weekend: America's 'Caste' System; The 'Freefall' Of Local Journalism
It's More Than Racism: In "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson examines the laws and practices that created a bipolar caste system in the U.S. — and how the Nazis borrowed from it. Here.

August 4, 2020: In "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the laws and practices that created a bipolar caste system in the U.S. — and how the Nazis borrowed from it. Here.


Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250252692
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 1st, 2021

July 30, 2020.

S. A. Cosby's "Blacktop Wasteland" is a noir thriller — with muscle cars.  Review here.


Afterland Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316267854
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Published: Mulholland Books - August 10th, 2021

August 5, 2020: Lauren Beukes' new novel, "Afterland," is set in a near future where a virus has killed off most of the men on Earth, and one woman is racing to free her young, immune son from the government and get him to safety.
In A World (Mostly) Without Men: Questions For Lauren Beukes: The npr interview here.


Sex and Vanity: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593081938
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Published: Anchor - May 25th, 2021

June 28, 2020. Kevin Kwan. "Sex And Vanity" Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday. Is A Summer Romp With A Satirical Sting.
The settings: A lavish Capri wedding, Italian villas, mansions in the Hamptons and a mega-yacht.
The love interests: George Zao, a Chinese-Australian surfer, and Lucie Tang Churchill of, yes, those Churchills. The review/interview here.


Party of Two Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593100820
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Published: Berkley - June 23rd, 2020

June 21, 2020. Jasmine Guillory. "Party of Two." Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday.  After a meet-cute at a hotel bar, they begin a casual, weekends-only long-distance fling. Or is it more? That's the setup for novelist Jasmine Guillory's new romance. And it has some timely themes — Olivia is black, Max is white. The review/interview here.