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Book News: 'Rabbit-Proof Fence' Author Doris Pilkington Garimara Dies

NPR Books - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:34am

Also: a poem by Michele Glazer; the best books coming out this week.

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Far From 'Infinitesimal': A Mathematical Paradox's Role In History

NPR Books - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:00pm

It seems like a simple question: How many parts can you divide a line into? The troublesome answer was square at the root of two of Europe's greatest social crises.

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'Traveling Pants' Author Tries Traveling In Time

NPR Books - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:05am

NPR's Petra Mayer profiles YA author Ann Brashares, whose new book The Here and Now follows a young girl and her community who've escaped a terrible future via time travel and landed in our present.

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Exploring The Secret History Of The Cubicle

NPR Books - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:05am

The new book, Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, is a look at how the white-collar world came to be the way it is, and what it might become. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Nikil Saval.

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BBC Icon Finds Children's Adventure In An Element Hunter

NPR Books - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 6:05am

Simon Mayo, a veteran broadcaster for the BBC, has written a series of children's books about a boy obsessed with the periodic table. He talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the latest, Itch Rocks.

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All Grown Up? Three Books About The Mystery Of Coming Of Age

NPR Books - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 3:11am

Author Craig Nova recommends three books that take a fresh approach to the age-old bildungsroman. The experience of growing up is both universal and unique — and, in these books, timeless.

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Writing The Wicked Ways Of The 'Worst. Person. Ever.'

NPR Books - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 3:07pm

Raymond Gunt is profane, rude, heartless and truly the Worst. Person. Ever. Author Douglas Coupland says he's not exactly sure how the character, with no redeeming qualities, came into his mind.

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How A Music Writer Learned Trust Is The Ultimate Backstage Pass

NPR Books - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 6:12am

Lisa Robinson knows how to talk — and how to make others, especially musicians, want to talk. The veteran rock journalist speaks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn about her four decades behind the scenes.

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For Chris O'Dowd, 'Of Mice And Men' Is More Than An American Story

NPR Books - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 3:20am

"All of us have chased the American dream so there's something very universal about it," the Irish actor says. O'Dowd and James Franco star in a new Broadway production of Steinbeck's novella.

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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

NPR Books - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:27pm

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 17, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:03pm

Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers looks at everyday life in a Mumbai slum. It appears at No. 1.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 17, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:03pm

At No. 5, Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys follows a family fractured by tragedy.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 17, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:03pm

How Jesus Became God looks at how a Jewish preacher from Galilee was transformed into a deity. It debuts at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 17, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:03pm

The late Peter Matthiessen's last novel, , debuts at No. 4.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 17, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:03pm

The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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ArtsBeat: Fame-Hating Lewis Carroll Letter Lands in Los Angeles

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:22pm
A Lewis Carroll letter lamenting attention from fans is bought by the University of Southern California.






Grand Beginnings Children’s Fair takes place today, Friday, April 18, in Granby

Local News - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:25am
This Friday, young children in Grand County will get their day in the spotlight at the annual Children’s Fair. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by Grand Beginnings, the local nonprofit invites all community children ages birth to 8 and their families to this free event, taking place at Granby Elementary School. As an established event, this year’s celebration is gearing up to be the best yet, with tons of activities all aligned with the theme of Healthy Living. Activities include a giant inflatable slide and obstacle course, crafts, Funsical Fitness interactive performances, healthy snacks, …

ArtsBeat: Remembering the Life and Work of Gabriel García Márquez

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:54am
A look at The Times’s coverage of Gabriel García Márquez, who died on Thursday at 87.






Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:25am
“The Opposite of Loneliness,” new on the hardcover nonfiction list at No. 11, is a collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, the 22-year-old writer who died in a car accident two years ago.






‘The Gray Notebook,’ by Josep Pla

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 9:24am
A Catalan writer held on to his 1918-19 diary for almost half a century, revising it and creating a portrait of the times.






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