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At 84, Poet Gary Snyder Lives In 'This Present Moment'

NPR Books - 9 hours 20 min ago

Poet Gary Snyder has hung with the Beats, studied Buddhism, worked as a logger and he's still going strong. He talks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer about his new collection, This Present Moment.

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'Orhan's Inheritance' Is The Weight Of History

NPR Books - 11 hours 20 min ago

Aline Ohanesian's debut novel attempts to make sense of the events of 100 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire began forcing Armenians out of their homes in Turkey, leaving more than a million dead.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

Malcolm Gladwell shows readers a new way to look at obstacles and disadvantage in David and Goliath. It appears at No. 3.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

At No. 1, Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch follows a motherless boy and a priceless painting in the aftermath of a terror attack.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

Debuting at No. 8, Kate Andersen Brower's The Residence offers an intimate account of life at the White House.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

A Oslo contract killer's boss turns on him in Jo Nesbo's Blood on Snow. It debuts at No. 10.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 16, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:03pm

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

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Riders evacuated after lift de-ropes

Local News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:57pm
A chair lift at Winter Park Resort was temporarily shut down and 36 riders evacuated after it experienced a de-ropement on Thursday, April 16.Maintenance workers noticed the Zephyr Express cable was working its way out of the Tower 11 track around noon, said Steve Hurlbert with Winter Park Resort.When workers stopped the lift, the cable jumped completely from the track into a safety catch, Hurlbert said.Ski patrol spent about an hour evacuating riders from the lift.Riders were never in any danger, Hurlbert said.Maintenance workers remounted the cable, and the lift was up and running later Thursday afternoon.A number of factors …

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Kate Bolick’s ‘Spinster’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:25pm
Ms. Bolick discusses “Spinster,” and Jon Ronson talks about “So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.”






Hot Sulphur Springs nixes idea of town marshal

Local News - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 1:09pm
A contentious and confrontational crowd showed up Thursday night, April 16, to the Hot Sulphur Springs Town Board meeting to express displeasure with the town’s plans to appoint former Grand County Undersheriff John Stein as the new town marshal.The meeting started with a lengthy public comment period during which residents questioned town officials’ thinking regarding the possible creation of the position of either town marshal or code enforcement officer. The vast majority of those who made public comments spoke against the creation of the position, a few community residents spoke against the appointment of Stein to the position and fewer …

#NPRreads: From The Hell Of The North To 'Trash' Food

NPR Books - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:18pm

We highlight a 160-mile cycling race, reminiscences of an interview with the Oklahoma City bomber, the Finnish prison system, the nuclear deal with Iran, and the meaning of calling someone "trash."

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Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00am
Jo Nesbo’s “Blood on Snow,” which is No. 9 on the hardcover fiction list, was inspired by Nesbo’s desire to do for Oslo what Jim Carroll did for New York in “The Basketball Diaries.”

‘The Triumph of Seeds,’ by Thor Hanson

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:51am
Seeds go to thrilling lengths to assure their species’ survival.

‘Rust: The Longest War,’ by Jonathan Waldman

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:39am
The scourge of rust — a mighty, and most unlikely, enemy.

‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs, by Brooke Borel

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:33am
A look at the biological and cultural history of bedbugs.

‘Shame and the Captives’ and ‘The Evening Chorus’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:15am
Against a backdrop of World War II and far-flung prison camps, two novels explore the strain imposed on ordinary lives.

‘Rain: A Natural and Cultural History,’ by Cynthia Barnett

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:15am
Floods, drought, prediction, cloud-seeding, Seattle grunge.

‘Galileo’s Middle Finger,’ by Alice Dreger

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:30am
An academic and activist looks at the conflicts that arise when science challenges popular beliefs.
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