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At 84, Poet Gary Snyder Lives In 'This Present Moment'

April 18, 2015 - 3:30am

Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.

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'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

April 18, 2015 - 1:30am

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015 - 12:03pm

Malcolm Gladwell shows readers a new way to look at obstacles and disadvantage in David and Goliath. It appears at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015 - 12:03pm

At No. 1, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch follows a motherless boy and a priceless painting in the aftermath of a terror attack.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015 - 12:03pm

Debuting at No. 8, Kate Andersen Brower's The Residence offers an intimate account of life at the White House.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015 - 12:03pm

A Oslo contract killer's boss turns on him in Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. It debuts at No. 10.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 16, 2015

April 17, 2015 - 12:03pm

The lists are compiled from from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

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#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

April 17, 2015 - 10:18am

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Yoda? Is It Thou? Figure In 14th-Century Manuscript Looks Familiar

April 16, 2015 - 10:55am

A long time ago, in a place far away, a manuscript was created with an enigmatic figure who looks a great deal like a certain little — and yet powerful — green guy from the Star Wars films.

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'Natural Born Heroes' Is Self-Help The Special Operations Way

April 16, 2015 - 6:03am

Writer Christopher McDougall digs into the exploits of Britain's legendary World War II commandos to form a new definition of heroism: It's a skill you can learn, if you push your body to the limit.

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Lewis And Clark Battle Giant Spiders In 'Dead Lands'

April 16, 2015 - 3:00am

Benjamin Percy's new thriller re-tells the story of Lewis and Clark's expedition, against a postapocalyptic future backdrop where the Mississippi has dried up and monsters roam the West.

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