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In "Stormborn," lots of long-hoarded information was finally shared, and in a massive sea battle, buckles got gruesomely swashed.
Author: Glen Weldon
Posted: July 24, 2017, 7:30 am
Alisyn Camerota's book is about a political newcomer fresh from Hollywood facing off against a female senator. But 2016 similarities aside, the CNN anchor says she wrote it long before the election.
Author: Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Posted: July 23, 2017, 12:05 pm
Sam Kean's funny, conversational new book reminds us not to take the air we breathe for granted — our atmosphere can tell stories about everything from dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to space flight.
Author: Jason Heller
Posted: July 23, 2017, 11:00 am
What's the best way to get people reading comics? Hook 'em young. And comics for early readers are booming — even big publishers like DC, famed for grim and gritty, are getting in on the action.
Author: Petra Mayer
Posted: July 22, 2017, 12:08 pm
NPR's Scott Simon talks with acclaimed novelist Samantha Hunt about her first book of short stories, The Dark Dark, which explores the fantastical and the sorrowful in everyday life.
Posted: July 22, 2017, 12:08 pm
Max Brooks' latest novel is set in the world of the popular video game Minecraft — and once you get past that, it has a lot of valuable ideas for young readers, cleverly disguised with plenty of fun.
Author: Jason Sheehan
Posted: July 22, 2017, 11:00 am
The state isn't the biggest producer of the pink-orange fruit. So why are Georgia peaches so iconic? The answer has a lot to do with slavery — its end and a need for the South to rebrand itself.
Author: Tove Danovich
Posted: July 21, 2017, 12:00 pm
These terrific comic novels — The Last Laugh by Lynn Freed and Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam — will have you laughing at the many ways we all try to run away from the realities of life.
Author: Maureen Corrigan
Posted: July 20, 2017, 5:58 pm
Do you deserve your pets? Do you deserve the people in your life? In her new graphic memoir, Nicole Georges suggests the two questions are closely related — and you may not like the answers.
Author: Etelka Lehoczky
Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:00 am
When Bao Phi was a child, there was little literature about Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Phi hopes to change that with his new poetry book Thousand Star Hotel and a forthcoming children's book.
Author: Kat Chow
Posted: July 20, 2017, 11:00 am
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