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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of February 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:03pm

Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction, about how human activity is affecting different species, appears at No. 6.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of February 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:03pm

An isolated bookstore owner starts to change his life after receiving a mysterious package in Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry. It appears at No. 7.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of February 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:03pm

Falconer Helen Macdonald looks back on her decision to train a fierce goshawk in the wake of her father's sudden death in H is for Hawk. It debuts at No. 7.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of February 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:03pm

In Richard Price's The Whites, a New York City detective investigates a murder that connects to something in his own dark past. It debuts at No. 4.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of February 26, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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ArtsBeat: Inside The New York Times Book Review: Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:58am
Tom Bissell discusses “Green on Blue,” and John Hooper talks about “The Italians.”






From Poker Amateur To World Series Competitor In 'The Noble Hustle'

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:44am

Colson Whitehead's book, now out in paperback, was born of an assignment to write about the World Series of Poker. It's a sharp observational tale of poker: those who play it and how it changed him.

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Small Batch Edition: 'The Sculptor' And Other Grand Graphic Novels

NPR Books - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 11:09am

Glen Weldon and Petra Mayer talk about Scott McCloud's The Sculptor and recommend other graphic novels you might enjoy.

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Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:52am
Paperback books of particular interest.






Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:51am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:51am
Helen Macdonald, whose memoir “H Is for Hawk” is No. 8 on the hardcover nonfiction list, has become something of a sensation in her native England.






‘Hell and Good Company,’ by Richard Rhodes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:51am
Richard Rhodes offers an anecdotal — and technological — history of the Spanish Civil War.






‘After Birth,’ by Elisa Albert

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:50am
A novel traces the changes brought by a baby’s arrival.






Crime: Lene Kaaberbol’s ‘Doctor Death,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:49am
New novels by Lene Kaaberbol, Bryan Reardon, William Shaw and S. D. Sykes.






Daniel Handler’s ‘We Are Pirates’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:46am
A father and daughter pursue riches in the music world and on the open water in Daniel Handler’s comic novel.






Jorie Graham’s ‘From the New World’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:46am
Jorie Graham’s career-spanning selected poems show how she moved the art form forward.






‘The Italians,’ by John Hooper

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:45am
The Economist’s Italy correspondent explains the confounding inner workings of the Bel Paese.






‘The Big Seven,’ by Jim Harrison

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:44am
An outlaw clan terrorizes a town in the Upper Peninsula, and Jim Harrison’s hapless detective is caught in the crossfire.






The Shortlist: Alice Fulton’s ‘Barely Composed,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:43am
New books by Alice Fulton, Jynne Dilling Martin, Katie Ford and Erin Belieu.






Elliot Ackerman’s ‘Green on Blue’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 8:42am
A young soldier from Afghanistan narrates this first novel by an American who served several tours of duty there.






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