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7:00 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

May 18, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers by Blaize and John Clement

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels back to Siesta Key for Blaize and John Clement’s latest Dixie Hemingway mystery, The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers.

Title: The Cat Sitter’s Whiskers

Author: Blaize and John Clement

Pages: 288

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250051165

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7:00 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015 Shelf Discovery: No One Gets Out Alive by Adam Nevill

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes a horrifying move with Adam Nevill’s No One Gets Out Alive.

Title: No One Gets Out Alive

Author: Adam Nevill

Pages: 628

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 978-1250041289

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11:03 am
Tue May 5, 2015

Do We Really Need Libraries?

Bedford Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library — a gift from Andrew Carnegie, 1905.
New York Public Library

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 2:02 pm

In New York City, supporters of public libraries say that respect for — and repair of — the libraries is long, well, overdue.

A new campaign, Invest in Libraries, puts forth that in the past 10 years, the city government has reduced funding for public libraries by nearly 20 percent and 1,000 workers or so have been trimmed from the payroll. The campaign calls on the city to increase its support in various ways, such as restoring $65 million in operating funds.

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7:00 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

May 4, 2015 Shelf Discovery: My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reminisces about young love with Sarah Tomp’s My Best Everything.

Title: My Best Everything

Author: Sarah Tomp

Pages: 241

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0316324786

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10:12 am
Sat May 2, 2015

Novelist Ruth Rendell, Author Of 'Wexford' Books, Dies At 85

A September 1995 photo shows Ruth Rendell, in London. The prolific crime writer died Saturday at the age of 85.
Max Nash AP

Originally published on Sat May 2, 2015 2:05 pm

British mystery and crime writer Ruth Rendell — one of the most prolific authors in the genre, with more than 60 novels — has died at age 85 following a stroke in January, her publisher said in a statement.

"It is with great sadness that the family of author Ruth Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, announce that she passed away in London at 8am on Saturday 2 May, aged 85. The family have requested privacy at this time," Hutchison said in the statement.

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5:02 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Does Reading Harry Potter Have An Effect On Your Behavior?

Originally published on Fri May 1, 2015 3:00 pm

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

A famous fictional conflict in children's literature has a happier ending. Tomorrow is the day "Harry Potter" fans know as the date of the Battle of Hogwarts. And there is evidence the boy wizard's power might extend beyond the book.

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7:00 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

April 27, 2015 Shelf Discovery: Officer Elvis by Gary Gusick

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks the King’s killer with Darla Cavannah in author Gary Gusick’s Officer Elvis.

Title: Officer Elvis

Author: Gary Gusick

Pages: 183

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00L0EYO0W

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7:00 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

April 20, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Truth Commission by Susan Juby

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin searches for answers with the teens in author Susan Juby’s The Truth Commission

Title: The Truth Commission

Author: Susan Juby

Pages: 309

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0451468772

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7:00 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015 Shelf Discovery: Ask the Dark by Henry Turner

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks a killer with a troubled teen in Henry Turner’s Ask the Dark.

Title: Ask the Dark

Author: Henry Turner

Pages: 151

Publisher: Clarion Books

ISBN: 978-0544308275

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7:00 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 Shelf Discovery: Repeat by Neal Pollack

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin loops back through time with author Neal Pollack’s Repeat.

Title: Repeat

Author: Neal Pollack

Pages: 267

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477821336

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7:00 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin prepares for the end of everything with a conflicted teenager in Keija Parssinen’s The Unraveling of Mercy Louis.

Title: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis

Author: Keija Parssinen

Pages: 317

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062319098

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7:00 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin inhabits a dream world with Cynthia Swanson’s The Bookseller.

Title: The Bookseller

Author: Cynthia Swanson

Pages: 336

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062333001

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7:00 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels the world with a trio of modern-day freaks in Paddy O’Reilly’s The Wonders.

Title: The Wonders

Author: Paddy O’Reilly

Pages: 247

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 978-1476766362

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7:00 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 Shelf Discovery: This House Is Not for Sale by E. C. Osondu

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets the residents of a big, bustling African home in E. C. Osondu’s This House Is Not for Sale.

Title: This House Is Not for Sale

Author: E. C. Osondu

Pages: 182

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0061990885

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7:00 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin dives into the globe-trotting action and suspense of Joakim Zander’s The Swimmer.

Title: The Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander

Pages: 417

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062337245

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7:00 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 Shelf Discovery: Lies That Bind by Maggie Barbieri

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin digs for deep, dark family secrets with a seemingly mild-mannered mom in Maggie Barbieri’s Lies That Bind.

Title: Lies That Bind

Author: Maggie Barbieri

Pages: 323

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250011701

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7:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015 Shelf Discovery: All That Glitters by Michael Murphy

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels back to historic Hollywood with Michael Murphy’s All That Glitters.

Title: All That Glitters

Author: Michael Murphy

Pages: 224

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00LRIXP4C

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7:00 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the seedy side of high society in Charles Finch’s The Laws of Murder.

Title: The Laws of Murder

Author: Charles Finch

CDs: 8 (9 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427243652

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6:28 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

55 Years After 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Harper Lee To Release New Novel

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 1:25 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

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7:00 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, explores an extraordinary—and extraordinarily dangerous—new attraction in Matthew Reilly’s The Great Zoo of China.

Title: The Great Zoo of China

Author: Matthew Reilly

Pages: 331

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1476749556

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