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7:00 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Tempting Fate by Jane Green

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on an emotional journey with the audio version of Jane Green’s Tempting Fate.

Title: Tempting Fate

Author: Jane Green

CDs: 9 (11 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427236173

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7:49 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Book News: Children's Author Walter Dean Myers Dies At 76

Author Walter Dean Myers tours his old Harlem neighborhood in New York in 2010.
Charles Sykes AP

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7:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Red Hot Fix by T. E. Woods

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reunites with a reformed killer in The Red Hot Fix by T. E. Woods

Title: The Red Hot Fix

Author: T. E. Woods

Pages: 278

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00F1W0EGW

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7:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

June 23, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Other Story by Tatiana De Rosnay

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a seaside vacation with a rich and fabulous author in Tatiana De Rosnay’s The Other Story.

Title: The Other Story

Author: Tatiana De Rosnay

CDs: 8 (10 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427239525

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8:10 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Clevelander David Giffels wears The Rust Belt well

Author David Giffels

Journalist and essayist David Giffels has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street JournalGrantland, and Redbook among others. His most recent book is The Hard Way on Purpose, a collection of essays about growing up near Akron and Cleveland, an area he sees as embodying a sense of place, but “a weird, surreal place,” The Rust Belt.

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7:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin ventures into the wilderness for Michael Koryta’s latest thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead.

Title: Those Who Wish Me Dead

Author: Michael Koryta

Pages: 296

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316122559

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7:00 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

June 9, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Runner by Patrick Lee

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on the run with an extraordinary young girl in Patrick Lee’s audio thriller Runner.

Title: Runner

Author: Patrick Lee

CDs: 7 (8 1/2 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427236074

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7:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Directive by Matthew Quirk

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin plans a heist with Matthew Quirk’s second Mike Ford novel, The Directive.

Title: The Directive

Author: Matthew Quirk

Pages: 354

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316198646

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11:48 am
Mon June 2, 2014

'Drunk Mom' Tackles New Motherhood And Old Addictions

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 12:35 pm

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7:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Highway by C. J. Box

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hits the road with author C. J. Box’s horrifying audio thriller, The Highway.

Title: The Highway

Author: C. J. Box

CDs: 8 (10 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427230980

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7:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Frog Music by Emma Donoghue

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin investigates unsolved murder with Emma Donoghue’s Frog Music.

Title: Frog Music

Author: Emma Donoghue

Pages: 368

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

ISBN: 978-0316324687

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12:17 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Book News: Author Of Invented Holocaust Memoir Ordered To Return $22.5 Million

Misha Defonseca sits during proceedings at Massachusetts' Middlesex Superior Court in 2008. Defonseca, the author of a fabricated Holocaust memoir, has been ordered to pay back $22.5 million to her publisher.
MARY SCHWALM AP

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 8:49 am

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12:17 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Campy, Sweet Love Letters, Straight From The Kitten Basket

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 11:56 am

The writer Christopher Isherwood met teenage Don Bachardy on a beach in Southern California when Isherwood was in his late 40s. For the next 30 years, until Isherwood's death in 1986, they were partners, collaborators and creators of a tender storybook world entirely their own.

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9:30 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

Each page of the new "Drinkable Book" from the organization WaterisLife can be used to treat water for bacteria.
WaterisLife

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 10:25 am

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7:00 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Jacob’s Oath by Martin Fletcher

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to post-war Germany with the audio version of Martin Fletcher’s Jacob’s Oath.

Title: Jacob’s Oath

Author: Martin Fletcher

CDs: 8 (10 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427235350

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7:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Slapshot of Love by Gary Pearson

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a shot at Gary Pearson’s reality dating rom-com, Slapshot of Love.

Title: Slapshot of Love

Author: Gary Pearson

Pages: 348

Publisher: CreateSpace (self-published)

ISBN: 978-1495320972

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2:09 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Book News: Tilting At Windmills? Radar Used To Search For Cervantes' Remains

Technicians sweep an area of the Convent of las Trinitarias Descalzas using ground-penetrating radar to search for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes four centuries after his death.
Gerard Julien AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 12:36 pm

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1:51 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

'Nothing More To Lose' Forges A Connection To Palestine

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 8:53 am

Roughly halfway through Najwan Darwish's Nothing More to Lose, wiping awkwardly at tears and trying self-consciously not to sob with my partner in the room, I found myself wondering what someone with no connection to Palestine would make of it.

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1:50 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

To Kill a Mockingbird author Harper Lee smiles before receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2007.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 9:00 am

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7:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab by “Science Bob” Pflugfelde

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, experiments with Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith.

Title: Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab

Author: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Pages: 237

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 978-1594746482

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