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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction

NPR Books - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:03am

In Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, a bookstore owner receives a mysterious package. It debuts at No. 6.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 3, 2014

NPR Books - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:03am

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

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‘Visible City,’ by Tova Mirvis

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:13am
Lives on the Upper West Side are closely intertwined in this domestic novel.






‘The Bosnia List,’ by Kenan Trebincevic and Susan Shapiro

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:12am
A memoir of returning to Bosnia years after fleeing the war-ravaged land.






‘The Empathy Exams,’ by Leslie Jamison

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:11am
Essays on pain, both physical and emotional, and how it affects our relationships with one another and with ourselves.






‘A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain,’ by Adrianne Harun

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:11am
In this debut novel, a teenager contemplates ridding a logging town of a brute.






Crime: Donna Leon’s ‘By Its Cover,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:10am
Donna Leon’s “By Its Cover” appears to have been inspired by a systematic sacking of thousands of rare books that came to light in 2012.






‘American Fun,’ by John Beckman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:10am
A historian considers the social meaning of fun as a form of resistance for ordinary people.






Children’s Books: Loïc Dauvillier’s ‘Hidden,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:10am
Three books look at the experiences of Jews in hiding during the Holocaust, and at the people who sheltered them.






Children’s Books: ‘The Here and Now,’ by Ann Brashares

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:09am
A teenager from a different time must defy the strict rules of her community to try to avert world disaster.






Children’s Books: ‘Swim That Rock,’ by John Rocco and Jay Primiano

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:08am
A 13-year-old boy growing up on Narragansett Bay tries to save his family in this young adult novel.






Children’s Books: ‘A Snicker of Magic,’ by Natalie Lloyd

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:08am
The plucky heroine of this middle-grade novel wants to stay put after yet another move, this one to a magical place.






Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:07am
Paperback books of particular interest.






Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:07am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.






Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:06am
In “Thrive,” which is No. 1 on the hardcover nonfiction list, Arianna Huffington offers a technocratic version of the old work-life equation, swathed in New Age incense.






‘The Cold Song,’ by Linn Ullmann

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:04am
Linn Ullmann’s family novel is set in motion by a nanny’s murder.






‘The Ballad of a Small Player,’ by Lawrence Osborne

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:04am
A crooked lawyer on the run plays the tables in Macau and Hong Kong.






The Shortlist: Wil S. Hylton’s ‘Vanished,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:01am
New books by Neil Swidey, Wil S. Hylton and Peter Stark.






‘Can’t and Won’t,’ by Lydia Davis

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:58am
Stories that investigate the strange, the mundane and the profound, with thoughts on Flaubert, housekeeping and roosters.






Open Book: The Joads Turn 75

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:57am
This month marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath,” one of the most decorated novels ever written by an American.






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