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7:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin hits the high seas with Oliver and the Seawigs by author Philip Reeve and illustrator Sarah McIntyre.

Title: Oliver and the Seawigs

Author: Philip Reeve, Sarah McIntyre

Pages: 193

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 978-0385387880

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10:44 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Book News: Amazon Reports Big Quarterly Loss

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 8:15 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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8:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune

The cover of Michael Bunker's self published book Pennsylvania Omnibus.
Michael Bunker

Originally published on Fri August 1, 2014 11:44 am

Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.

"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a sociologist at Queens College who is studying the industry, "the self-published authors walk into the room, and they say, oh, well, 'I made a quarter million dollars last year, or $100,000, or made $10,000.' And it is still more than what some of these authors are making with their very prestigious contracts."

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7:00 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Kennedy’s Last Days by Bill O’Reilly

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin journeys back in time to learn about the life and death of a president with Bill O’Reilly’s Kennedy’s Last Days.

Title: Kennedy’s Last Days

Author: Bill O’Reilly

CDs: 4 (4 1/2 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners

ISBN: 978-1427235169

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11:17 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Book News: 'Big 5' Publishers Absent From Amazon's New E-Book Service

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 10:57 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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10:12 am
Mon July 21, 2014

A Shot And A Book: How To Read In Bars

Originally published on Sat July 19, 2014 3:41 pm

As a critic, I read for work. Or rather, I read and then work to translate that experience into something others might read. The hope is that they'll then be compelled enough to also read, if it's any good, the thing I wrote about me reading. That's a pretty meaningful exchange for a reviewer.

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7:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The City by Dean Koontz

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks down danger with a talented budding musician in The City.

Title: The City

Author: Dean Koontz

Pages: 259

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 978-0345545930

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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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