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Don't Take His Stapler: 'Paper Clip' Author's Passion For Office Supplies

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:22pm

James Ward's new book stems from a lifelong love of Post-it notes, pencils and paper clips. He tells NPR's Melissa Block that they remind him of his school days, when life was less complicated.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘One of Us’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:12pm
Eric Schlosser discusses Asne Seierstad’s “One of Us,” and Meghan O’Rourke talks about Elizabeth Alexander’s “The Light of the World.”






NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North follows a doctor who is captured by the Japanese during World War II and ends up caring for prisoners of war. It appears at No. 9.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Alexander McCall Smith's Emma is a retelling of Jane Austen's classic set in the 20th century. It debuts at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 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 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm

The Opposite of Loneliness is a posthumous collection of essays and stories by Marina Keegan, a talented Yale graduate who died days after graduation. It appears at No. 11.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 23, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:00pm

In The Road to Character, David Brooks looks at how some of the world's great thinkers have built strong inner character. It debuts at No. 1.

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ArtsBeat: Alabama Town Loses Rights to Produce Play of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 1:42pm
The Monroeville, Ala. museum that produces the theater adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel announced that it has lost licensing rights.






‘Infamy’ and ‘The Train to Crystal City’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:57pm
Two books about the internment of Japanese- (and sometimes German-) Americans during World War II.






'Pope And Mussolini' Tells The 'Secret History' Of Fascism And The Church

NPR Books - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 11:58am

Historian David Kertzer says the Catholic Church lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's fascist regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book.

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Springtopia caps Winter Park’s 75th season

Local News - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:37am
Like to get wet? Winter Park Resort will hold its annual Springtopia event this weekend, featuring live music and the Coca-Cola Spring Splash.The festivities will draw to a close what has been a phenomenal 75th anniversary season for the resort, said Steve Hurlbert, Winter Park Resort’s communication director.“It seems like one of those years where the planets have aligned for us a little bit,” Hurlbert said. “When we look back on our 75th anniversary season, we’ll look at it as one of the best we’ve ever had at Winter Park Resort.”Hurlbert cited the opening of the new Lunch Rock facility, …

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:30am
Cokie Roberts’s “Capital Dames,” No. 10 on the hardcover nonfiction list, is about powerful women in Washington during the Civil War era.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Open Book: Sing, O Muse

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:27am
If National Poetry Month is partly intended to encourage poetry’s engagement with contemporary culture, two young poets reviewed in this issue are doing their part.

‘The Longest August,’ About India and Pakistan, by Dilip Hiro

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:27am
Dilip Hiro probes the cultural and strategic differences underpinning the India-Pakistan conflict.

‘The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me,’ by Sofka Zinovieff

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:12am
In the 1930s and ’40s, a resplendent English estate was the home of a most unconventional family.

The Shortlist: ‘We Could Not Fail,’ and More

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 7:00am
New books include “We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program.”

Author’s Note: Romanticizing the Reader

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:42am
Diane Ackerman says that readers and writers provide a kind of outside family for one another.

‘I Refuse,’ by Per Petterson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/24/2015 - 6:22am
Per Petterson’s new novel is about lost parents and the unexpectedly divergent paths of childhood friends who meet again as adults.
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