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An Ohio Couple Would Like To Forget 'A Gronking To Remember'

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 3:48pm

A lawsuit alleges that the popular erotica e-book — which centers on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — used an engagement photo on its cover without permission.

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Author Hopes Holocaust-Themed Picture Book Will Prompt Conversations

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 3:48pm

Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.

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John Lydon: The Foul-Mouthed Yob Sets The Record Straight

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 1:34pm

"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.

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Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:12am

She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.

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'Outsider Baseball': Tells Tales Of Obscure Baseball Characters

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 5:57am

Gary Cieradkowski's new book is an illustrated compendium of baseball's forgotten characters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about The League of Outsider Baseball.

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A Veteran Scientist Dreams Boldly Of 'Earth And Sky'

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 5:57am

Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.

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Does Post-Apocalyptic Literature Have A (Non-Dystopian) Future?

NPR Books - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 5:03am

Store shelves and libraries are packed with post-apocalyptic, dystopian novels right now. Critic Jason Heller has some suggestions to help you wade through the floods. And the fires. And the fallout.

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Newberry charged with official misconduct

Local News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:45pm
Grand County Commissioner James Newberry has been charged with one count of first degree official misconduct, a class two misdemeanor, for double charging mileage.Bruce Brown, 5th Judicial District Attorney, filed the charge in Grand County Court on Wednesday, April 29.The charge stems from information brought to light in July 2014 that Newberry had filed expense reports for the same mileage to both Grand County and the Colorado River Water Conservation District, of which Newberry is president.The complaint states that Newberry’s mileage charges violated the law by “exceeding the actual amount incurred and/or exceeding allowable limits as permitted by law.”Newberry has …

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:57pm
Sam Tanenhaus talks about Saul Bellow, and Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”






NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:03pm

Jon Krakauer's Missoula chronicles a series of sexual assaults in a Montana college town. It debuts at No. 5.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:00pm

Anne-Marie O'Connor tells the story behind Gustav Klimt's 1907 masterpiece in The Lady in Gold. It appears at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:00pm

Thomas Cromwell counsels England's King Henry VIII on his efforts to marry Anne Boleyn in Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall. It appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:00pm

Debuting at No. 3, Toni Morrison's God Help the Child looks at how childhood trauma affects life as an adult.

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Human remains found on Strawberry Creek believed to be missing hunter

Local News - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 12:13pm
Human remains found Wednesday, April 29, along Strawberry Creek on the Little H O Ranch property in Grand County have been confirmed as those of missing hunter Richard Kothanek, 51, of Littleton.Kothanek became lost while hunting in the Arapaho National Forest in November 2014. He was last seen on Saturday, Nov. 15, near Meadow Creek Reservoir east of Tabernash.The remains were discovered Wednesday by one of the Little H O Ranch property caretakers. Lt. Dan Mayer, Sheriff’s Department spokesman, explained that where the body was found and other factors have led officials to believe the remains are Kothanek’s.“We knew he …

ArtsBeat: 145 Writers Sign Letter Protesting PEN Award to Charlie Hebdo

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:26am
Among those who have signed the letters: Junot Díaz, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Eric Bogosian and Michael Cunningham.






Pop Culture Happy Hour: Free Comic Book Day And Rabbit Holes

NPR Books - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:08am

On this week's show, we talk about lots and lots of comics in preparation for Free Comic Book Day, and we go down a few pop culture rabbit holes.

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Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:00am
Toni Morrison, whose “God Help the Child” is No. 5 on the hardcover fiction list, used to receive phone calls from Marlon Brando, who would recite her work.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:35am
Paperback books of particular interest.
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