Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week.

August 25: 

Entertainment Weekly:

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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NPR:

Summer: A Novel by Ali Smith

Summer A Novel by Ali Smith

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NYT:

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest by Ian Zack

Odetta: A Life in Music and Protest by Ian Zack

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His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope by Jon Meacham

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Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

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Sisters by Daisy Johnson

Sisters by Daisy Johnson

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The Last Great Road Bum by Héctor Tobar

The Last Great Road Bum by Héctor Tobar

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People:

Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth

Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

USA Today:

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

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The Washington Post:

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Authors on Air:

NPR:

Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda by Jean Guerrero

Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda by Jean Guerrero

 

Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter

Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter

 

August 18:

NTY:

Summer by Ali Smith

Summer by Ali Smith

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Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth

Grown Ups by Emma Jane Unsworth

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Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980 by Rick Perlstein

Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980 by Rick Perlstein

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The Glass Kingdom by Lawrence Osborne

The Glass Kingdom by Lawrence Osborne

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God’s Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Mikhail

God’s Shadow Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World by Alan Mikhail

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People:

The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey

The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey

Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different by Lisa Selin

Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different by Lisa Selin

Time:

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

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The Washington Post:

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand

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The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

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Little Scratch by Rebecca Watson

 Little Scratch by Rebecca Watson

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AOC : The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez edited by Lynda Lopez

AOC : The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez edited by Lynda Lopez

Authors on Air:

NPR:

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

Squeeze Me by Carl Hiaasen

 

Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall

 

August 11:

The Atlantic:

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante

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Luster by Raven Leilani

Luster by Raven Leilani

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Entertainment Weekly:

The New American by Micheline Aharonian

 The New American by Micheline Aharonian

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Fox News:

Meghan and Harry: The Real Story by Lady Colin

Meghan and Harry: The Real Story by Lady Colin

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NPR:

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

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The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

The First Sister by Linden A. Lewis

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Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

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NYT:

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght

Owls of the Eastern Ice: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght

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Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood by Margot Mifflin

Looking for Miss America: A Pageant’s 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood by Margot Mifflin

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Kings County by David Goodwillie

Kings County by David Goodwillie

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The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey

The Boy in the Field by Margot Livesey

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People:

A Saint from Texas by Edmund White

A Saint from Texas by Edmund White

Rockaway: Surfing Headlong into a New Life by Diane Cardwell

Rockaway: Surfing Headlong into a New Life by Diane Cardwell

With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt

The Washington Post:

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

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When Truth Is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted by Jim McCloskey with Philip Lerman

When Truth Is All You Have: A Memoir of Faith, Justice, and Freedom for the Wrongly Convicted by Jim McCloskey with Philip Lerman

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

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Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

Love After Love by Ingrid Persaud

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Authors on Air:

NPR:

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi

 

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. by Peniel E. Joseph

 

August 4:

NPR:

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories by Laura van den Berg

I Hold a Wolf by the Ears: Stories by Laura van den Berg

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Must I Go by Yiyun Li

 Must I Go by Yiyun Li

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The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing by Grace Bonner

The Book of Atlantis Black The Search for a Sister Gone Missing by Grace Bonner

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The NYT:

In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena by Ron Rash

In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on Serena by Ron Rash

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Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

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The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It By Robert B. Reich

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It By Robert B. Reich

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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

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The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

The Voting Booth by Brandy Colbert

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Luster by Raven Leilani

Luster by Raven Leilani

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The Book of Atlantis Black: The Search for a Sister Gone Missing by Grace Bonner

The Book of Atlantis Black The Search for a Sister Gone Missing by Grace Bonner

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PBS NewsHour August Book Club title:

Beijing Payback by Daniel Nieh 

Beijing Payback by Daniel Nieh

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People:

Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Memorial Drive: A Daughter's Memoir by Natasha Trethewey

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle

Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering: Volume 2 by Joanna Gaines

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering: Volume 2 by Joanna Gaines

USA Today:

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots by Morgan Jerkins

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Luster by Raven Leilani

Luster by Raven Leilani

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Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy by Edward Ball

Life of a Klansman: A Family History in White Supremacy by Edward Ball

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Authors on Air:

NPR’s Fresh Air:

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

 

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