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

December 29:

HuffPost:

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

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The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

The Office of Historical Corrections by Danielle Evans

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Library Journal:

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

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LibraryReads:

The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman

The Dark Archive by Genevieve Cogman

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The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

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NYT:

Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition by Edmund Fawcett

Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition by Edmund Fawcett

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The Lenin Plot by Barnes Carr

The Lenin Plot by Barnes Carr

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South To Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War by Alice L. Baumgartner

South To Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War by Alice L. Baumgartner

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Dancing in the Mosque by Homeira Qaderi

Dancing in the Mosque by Homeira Qaderi

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People:

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

A Cat’s Tale: A Journey Through Feline History by Dr. Paul Koudounaris

A Cat's Tale: A Journey Through Feline History by Dr. Paul Koudounaris

December 22:

Book Marks:

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist by Adrian Tomine

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Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna

Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna

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Entertainment Weekly:

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Push by Ashley Audrain

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

The Cousins by Karen M. McManus

Daddy by Emma Cline

Daddy by Emma Cline

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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

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The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.

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The Guardian:

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art by Rebecca Wragg Sykes

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The Washington Post:

Red Hands by Christopher Golden 

Red Hands by Christopher Golden

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December 15:

BookPage:

Luster by Raven Leilani

Luster by Raven Leilani

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A Measure of Belonging edited by Cinelle Barnes

A Measure of Belonging edited by Cinelle Barnes

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Book Marks:

Weather by Jenny Offill

Weather by Jenny Offill

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The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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Crime Reads:

The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980 by Nicholas Griffin

The Year of Dangerous Days: Riots, Refugees, and Cocaine in Miami 1980 by Nicholas Griffin

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Entertainment Weekly:

The Roommate by Rosie Danan

The Roommate by Rosie Danan

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Like Lovers Do by Tracey Livesay

Like Lovers Do by Tracey Livesay

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Literary Hub:

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

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Publishers Weekly:

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf 

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio by Derf Backderf  

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The Washington Post:

D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michel Faber

D (A Tale of Two Worlds) by Michel Faber

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December 8:

CBC:

Ice Walker: A Polar Bear’s Journey Through the Fragile Arctic by James Raffan

Ice Walker: A Polar Bear's Journey Through the Fragile Arctic by James Raffan

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Entertainment Weekly:

The Glass Hotel by Emil St. John Mandel

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel

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Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

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NYT:

The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint by Francesca Fiorani

The Shadow Drawing: How Science Taught Leonardo How to Paint by Francesca Fiorani

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She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh

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The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention by Simon Baron-Cohen

The Pattern Seekers: How Autism Drives Human Invention by Simon Baron-Cohen

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USA Today:

Snowdrift by Helene Tursten

Snowdrift by Helene Tursten

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Authors on Air:

NPR – Fresh Air:

Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer by Bob Gruen

Right Place, Right Time: The Life of a Rock & Roll Photographer by Bob Gruen

 

December 1:

Kirkus:

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton

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NPR:

Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han 

Nights When Nothing Happened by Simon Han

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NYT:

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo

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Ordesa by Manuel Vilas

Ordesa by Manuel Vilas

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Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy by Leslie Brody

Sometimes You Have to Lie: The Life and Times of Louise Fitzhugh, Renegade Author of Harriet the Spy by Leslie Brody

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A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers

A Certain Hunger by Chelsea G. Summers

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Read with Jenna:

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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The Seattle TImes:

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

Perestroika in Paris by Jane Smiley

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Authors on Air:

NPR – Fresh Air:

Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975 by Neal Gabler

Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975 by Neal Gabler

 

NPR – It’s Been a Minute:

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong

 

NPR – Morning Edition:

Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing by Peter Guralnick

Looking to Get Lost: Adventures in Music and Writing by Peter Guralnick

 

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