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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015 - 12:03pm

Things That Matter, a collection of essays from conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer, appears at No. 9.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015 - 12:03pm

Ruth Reichl tells a story of food, love and redemption in Delicious!, which appears at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015 - 12:03pm

Photographer Sally Mann tells her family's history through images and words in Hold Still. It debuts at No. 8.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015 - 12:03pm

In Anne Enright's The Green Road, Rosaleen Madigan's four grown children find themselves reunited under their mother's roof after she announces she's selling their childhood home. It debuts at No. 14.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of May 21, 2015

May 22, 2015 - 12:03pm

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

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How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

May 22, 2015 - 11:36am

In So We Read On, Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind The Great Gatsby, from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. Originally broadcast Sept. 8, 2014.

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Beyond The Best-Sellers: Nancy Pearl Recommends Under-The-Radar Reads

May 21, 2015 - 11:57pm

NPR's go-to books guru has sent Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep a stack of books — titles she thinks deserve more attention. Here are her fiction picks, to kick off your summer reading.

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The World Of 'Gracekeepers' Is Immersed In Water — And Secrets

May 21, 2015 - 3:18am

Kirsty Logan's debut novel follows a traveling circus floating through a drowned world where "damplings" aspire to live on the rare patches of land, and hints of magic provide a fairytale feel.

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'Seveneves' Blows Up The Moon — And That's Just The Beginning

May 20, 2015 - 3:03am

Neal Stephenson's new epic starts big and gets bigger. Critic Jason Sheehan says that while the book can bog down in details, if the world really were ending, you'd want Stephenson by your side.

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The Science Of 'Collected Fiction' Is Pure Magic

May 20, 2015 - 3:03am

Finnish sci-fi author Hannu Rajaniemi's new collection spans everything from haunted spacesuits to the HMV logo. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says her only criticism is that not every story is perfect.

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