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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 10, Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time tells the story of an abandoned teen's search for answers about her disappeared parents.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Ta-nehisi Coates' new book Between The World And Me is written as an open letter to his teenage son. It debuts at No. 2.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of July 23, 2015

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

Harper Lee's novel To Set a Watchman, is set two decades after her Pulitzer Prize–winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. It debuts at No. 1.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of July 23, 2015

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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'Fresh Air' Remembers 'Billy Bathgate' Author E. L. Doctorow

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 11:21am

Doctorow, who died Tuesday at the age of 84, was the author of dozens of novels, many of which combined fictional characters and real people in a historical context. Originally broadcast in 1989.

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