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The award-winning author is known for her brevity, and Can't And Won't doesn't disappoint. Davis tells NPR's Rachel Martin that the works of Russell Edson inspired her to write super-short stories.
Ayya's Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India chronicles the life of an ordinary man in extraordinary times. NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Anand Pandian about his subject, his grandfather.
At 86, Matthiessen has written what he says "may be his last word." In Paradise, a novel about a visit to a Nazi extermination camp, caps a career spanning six decades and 33 books.
Willie Perdomo's new collection is inspired by the salsa jam bands of '70s-era Puerto Rican New York. The poems are performance-page crossovers, rich in sound, slang and musical detail.
Adam Begley says Updike created an everyman in his Rabbit book series, and inhabited him fully, "allowing that everyman's senses to be totally open to the American experience."
The Plantagenets, appearing at No. 13, is Dan Jones' epic history of the royal dynasty's reign.
At No. 2, Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings follows six artistic friends from their teenage years into middle age.
Media mogul Arianna Huffington searches for a healthy work-life balance in Thrive, which debuts at No. 2.
In Gabrielle Zevin's The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, a bookstore owner receives a mysterious package. It debuts at No. 6.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.