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March 2015

Diane Thomas, March 2, 2015

In Wilderness is a suspenseful and literary love story—a daring and original novel about our fierce need for companionship and our enduring will to survive. In the winter of 1966, Katherine Reid moves to an isolated cabin deep in Georgia’s Appalachian Mountains. There, with little more than a sleeping bag, a tin plate, and a loaded gun, she plans to spend her time in peaceful solitude. But one day, Katherine realizes the woods are not...

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Roger Cohen, March 5, 2015

Award-winning New York Times columnist Roger Cohen’s luminous memoir, The Girl from Human Street, turns a compassionate yet discerning eye on the legacy of his own forebears. As he follows them across continents and decades, mapping individual lives that diverge and intertwine, vital patterns of struggle and resilience, valued heritage and evolving loyalties (religious, ethnic, national), converge into a resonant portrait of cultural identity in the modern age. At the heart of The Girl from...

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Virginia Willis, March 16, 2015

New York Times journalist Kim Severson joins Chef Virginia Willis and photographer Angie Mosier for a discussion of work, reinvention in life, and their collaboration on Willis’ new book Lighten Up, Y’All , a collection of classic Southern comfort recipes made lighter, healthier and guilt-free. Major life changes are never easy, because fear and the urgent matters of the day-to-day against you, but when you learn to believe in your future self, you’ll be...

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Blaine Harden, March 19, 2015

From the bestselling author of Escape from Camp 14, comes the tale of the murderous rise of North Korea’s founding dictator and the fighter pilot who faked him out. In The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden tells the riveting story of how Kim Il Sung grabbed power and plunged his country into war against the United States while the youngest fighter pilot in his air force was playing...

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David Joy, March 22, 2015

In the country-noir tradition of Winter’s Bone meets ’Breaking Bad,’ Where All Light Tends to Go is a savage and beautiful story of a young man seeking redemption. The area surrounding Cashiers, North Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most. His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Having...

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M.J. Rose (via Skype), March 23, 2015

From international bestselling author M.J. Rose, comes The Collector of Dying Breaths, a lush and imaginative novel that crisscrosses time as passion and obsessions collide. Florence, Italy—1533: An orphan named René le Florentin is plucked from poverty to become Catherine de Medici’s perfumer. Traveling with the young duchessina from Italy to France, René brings with him a cache of secret documents from the monastery where he was trained: recipes for exotic fragrances and potent medicines—and a...

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Anthony J. Martin, March 30, 2015

Dinosaurs Without Bones is a fascinating, revealing look at dinosaurs and their world through the million-year-old clues they left behind. What if we woke up one morning all of the dinosaur bones in the world were gone? How would we know these iconic animals had a 165-million year history on earth, and had adapted to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues would be left to discern not only their presence, but also to...

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