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In 1966, Jim Grimsley's North Carolina school was integrated. NPR's Tamara Keith talks to Grimsley and one of his first black classmates, Donnie Meadows, about Grimsley's book, How I Shed My Skin.
Jón Gnarr, the punk rocker turned mayor of Rekjavík, paints a beautiful but disturbing portrait of a misfit childhood in his new novel. Critic Michael Schaub calls it hypnotic and heartbreaking.
Mulgrew played Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and is a formidable kitchen manager on Orange Is the New Black. But her personal story is more dramatic than any she's ever played on screen.
Jar Jar Binks is one of the most reviled Star Wars characters. But in the hands of Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First.
At No. 13, Elizabeth Warren reflects on hard-won political lessons in A Fighting Chance.
Appearing at No. 14, David Baldacci's The Escape follows John Puller as he joins a manhunt for his own brother.
In her new book Between You & Me, The New Yorker's long-time copy editor Mary Norris delves in to the world of grammar, editing and pencil sharpeners. It debuts at No. 8.
A young American married couple goes in search of the Loch Ness monster after they're disgraced at a high society event. Sara Gruen's At the Water's Edge debuts at No. 5.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.