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Don't Take His Stapler: 'Paper Clip' Author's Passion For Office Supplies 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:22:00 -0400 
    James Ward's new book stems from a lifelong love of Post-it notes, pencils and paper clips. He tells NPR's Melissa Block that they remind him of his school days, when life was less complicated.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North follows a doctor who is captured by the Japanese during World War II and ends up caring for prisoners of war. It appears at No. 9.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is a retelling of Jane Austen's classic set in the 20th century. It debuts at No. 15.


NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:03:20 -0400 
    The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0400 
    The Opposite of Loneliness is a posthumous collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, a talented Yale graduate who died days after graduation. It appears at No. 11.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 23, 2015 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:00:00 -0400 
    In The Road to Character, David Brooks looks at how some of the world's great thinkers have built strong inner character. It debuts at No. 1.


'Pope And Mussolini' Tells The 'Secret History' Of Fascism And The Church 
  Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:58:36 -0400 
    Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.


Lunch With Monet, Dinner With Jackson Pollock 
  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:55:00 -0400 
    Two new books focus on the culinary lives of these two artists. Turns out, their approaches to food provide a new way of thinking about their two very different approaches to art.


'Lovelace And Babbage' Is A Thrilling Adventure 
  Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Sydney Padua's rollicking graphic novel about computing pioneers Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace transforms punch cards and little brass cogs into the stuff of legend, says critic Etelka Lehoczky.


Toni Morrison's New Novel Is Best Read With Her Backlist In Mind 
  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    The Nobel Prize winner has become a giant in the literary world, but reviewer Saeed Jones says that her latest novel can only stand with confidence when it has the idea of the author as its spine.


'Vermilion' Finds New Magic In The Old West 
  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Molly Tanzer's grit-and-ghosts adventure follows a young woman tasked with guiding troubled spirits in a colorfully diverse, alternate-history Wild West, full of talking animals and vampires.


Bradley's 'China Mirage' Portrays A Long-Running U.S. Mistake In Asia 
  Wed, 22 Apr 2015 05:01:00 -0400 
    Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to author and historian James Bradley, about his his new book, The China Mirage: The Hidden History of the American Disaster in Asia.


After 20 Years On The Job, NYC Police Officer Tells His Intense Stories 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:25:00 -0400 
    "Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." He retired from the force in 2003. His memoir is called The Job.


Revisiting A Suburbia-Gone-Sour In Ross Macdonald's Crime Fiction 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:11:00 -0400 
    A reissue of four of the detective writer's 1950s novels excavates the dark depths of California's suburban decay. Maureen Corrigan praises Macdonald's "psychological depth" and "penetrating vision."


'One Of Us' Is A Difficult, Unforgettable Look At Tragedy 
  Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:43:00 -0400 
    Journalist Åsne Seierstad's new book retells the story of Norway's Anders Breivik, from his troubled, violent childhood to his 2011 killing spree. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a painful masterpiece.
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