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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of December 11, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:03pm

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up provides a guide for decluttering that keeps mental health in mind. It appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of December 11, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:03pm

Former Marine Phil Klay taps his military experience in the short story collection Redployment, which appears at No. 6.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of December 11, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:03pm

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

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of December 11, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 2:03pm

Haruki Murakami's illustrated short novel, The Strange Library, follows an escape plotted by a lonely boy, a mysterious girl and a sheep man. It appears at No. 7.

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ArtsBeat: A Fresh Look at Schulz and Kirby

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 12:27pm
Two new books provide insight into lesser-known stages of Charles M. Schulz and Jack Kirby’s careers.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: A Rare View of North Korea

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:39am
Suki Kim talks about “Without You, There Is No Us,” and Meghan Daum discusses her new essay collection, “The Unspeakable.”






ArtsBeat: 92nd Street Y Announces Latin Jazz Festival

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 11:36am
The first Latin on Lex festival will include Eddie Palmieri, Yosvany Terry and more.






Granby Board annexes land to stop pot shop

Local News - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:33am
Things got a little tumultuous Tuesday night at the Granby Board of Trustees meeting as the Board considered an emergency annexation of property on U.S. Highway 40 to prevent a retail marijuana store from opening. Town residents, business owners, legal representatives and folks from throughout the county and region addressed the board to express their opinions on the matter. The discussion became heated with audience members speaking out during the comments of those they disagreed with; prompting Board members to admonish the crowd for the interruptions on more than one occasion. After a lengthy public comment period, including the reading …

The Letters and Poems of Samuel Beckett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:06am
“These throw no light on my work,” Samuel Beckett said of his letters, but he was wrong.

‘Lone Star Nation,’ by Richard Parker

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 10:05am
A look at today’s fast-changing Texas, and how it may transform the country.

Jill Lepore’s ‘Secret History of Wonder Woman’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:41am
The historian Jill Lepore examines the life and significance of Wonder Woman.

‘Gangsterland,’ by Tod Goldberg

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:41am
In Tod Goldberg’s novel, a synagogue becomes a front for organized crime.

‘Who We Be,’ by Jeff Chang

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:40am
A study of how race and culture intertwine in our diversifying society.

‘A Country Called Childhood,’ by Jay Griffiths

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:40am
Andrew Solomon reviews a new book by Jay Griffiths, who says contemporary society denies children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world.

‘J,’ by Howard Jacobson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:39am
Howard Jacobson’s love story is set in a dystopian world where history is suppressed.

‘There Must Be Some Mistake,’ by Frederick Barthelme

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:39am
In Frederick Barthelme’s novel, residents of a Texas condo development are meeting untimely ends at an alarming rate.

‘Victoria: A Life,’ by A. N. Wilson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:39am
A. N. Wilson’s biography of the British monarch who reigned for more than six decades.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:38am
“The Beatles ­Lyrics,” No. 15 on the hardcover nonfiction list, includes handwritten drafts, including crossouts and false starts.

‘Dirty Old London,’ by Lee Jackson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:37am
A 19th-century scandal over dumping raw sewage into the Thames.

‘The Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 9:37am
A tour through the mother church of the Franciscan order.
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