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WWI Diaries Of Poet Siegfried Sassoon Go Public For First Time 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:39:00 -0400 
    Nearly a dozen notebooks and journals by the author, who fought in the British Army during the war, are being released to coincide with the centenary of the start of the conflict.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 31, 2014 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:19 -0400 
    In Thinking In Numbers, Daniel Tammet uses everyday examples to illustrate the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives. It appears at No. 12.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 31, 2014 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:19 -0400 
    In Jo Nesbo's 10th Harry Hole novel, Police, a killer targets police officers at the scenes of crimes they failed to solve. It appears at No. 13.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of July 31, 2014 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:19 -0400 
    At No. 8, Marja Mills' The Mockingbird Next Door describes the author's experience living next door Harper Lee, the reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of July 31, 2014 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:19 -0400 
    In Daniel Silva's The Heist, an Israeli art restorer and spy searches for a stolen Caravaggio masterpiece. It appears at No. 3.


NPR Bestsellers: Week Of July 31, 2014 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:03:19 -0400 
    The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.


Remembering Dick Smith, Hollywood's 'Godfather of Make-up' 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:00 -0400 
    Academy Award-winning makeup artist Dick Smith has died at age 92. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Smith was responsible for bringing some of Hollywood's most iconic characters to life. Ari Shapiro speaks with Sue Cabral-Ebert, the president of the Make Up and Hair Stylists Guild, about Smith's legendary career.


Book News: 'Lost' Dr. Seuss Stories To Be Published 
  Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:41:00 -0400 
    Also: Hilton Als on Flannery O'Connor; Stephen Burt on poetry.


Where Love's Concerned, This 'Magic Barrel' Is No Magic Bullet 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:03:18 -0400 
    Anya Ulinich's new graphic novel is inspired by Bernard Malamud's "The Barrel" — both star choosy loners looking for love. But Malamud's swoony violins and lit candles don't apply to Lena Finkle.


Book News: George W. Bush Coming Out With Biography Of His Father 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:16:07 -0400 
    Also: a novel by Oscar Hijuelos will be published posthumously; Stephen Marche on the inevitability of literary failure.


This 'Suitcase' Is Packed With Sharp, Funny, Tragic Tales 
  Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:03:00 -0400 
    Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking, uniquely American chronicle of a family of Soviet immigrants who have transplanted a bit of their home to Brooklyn's Brighton Beach.


Want To See The World? Try A Library In Queens 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:00 -0400 
    One of the nation's most diverse counties boasts a library system befitting the distinction. Since launching a program for immigrants, it's worked to keep pace with the borough's changing population.


Book News: PEN Award Winners Include Poet Frank Bidart, Ron Childress 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:44:29 -0400 
    Also: Rand Paul plans to come out with a book in 2015; Jesse Ventura was awarded almost $2 million in a defamation suit.


Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:04:00 -0400 
    Author Christiane Dorion distills complex scientific concepts into bite-sized explanations. "You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words," she says.


An Unconventional Family On The Road To Happiness In 'Lucky Us' 
  Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:03:13 -0400 
    Amy Bloom's new novel follows two half-sisters from a disastrous stint in 1920s Hollywood, to happiness with an unexpected, impromptu family group in the disruptive years around World War II.
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