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'Hausfrau' Strips Down Its Modern-Day Madame Bovary

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:11am

Debut novelist Jill Alexander Essbaum's heroine is a deeply unhappy married woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters. Essbaum says it's through those encounters that "we see where she's busted."

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'Lost Child' Author Caryl Phillips: 'I Needed To Know Where I Came From'

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:11am

"A part of me was beneath the surface and I had to discover it if I wanted to write with any clarity about myself," says Phillips. His novel The Lost Child brings Wuthering Heights into modern times.

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The Beloved, Bickering Bridgertons Turn 15 This Year

NPR Books - Sat, 03/21/2015 - 5:03am

As part of our Time Machine series coverage, NPR romance guru Bobbi Dumas introduces readers to the rosy-hued Regency of Julia Quinn's Bridgerton family books, some of the most popular romances ever.

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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: Teaching Kids About Money

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:20pm
This week, Ron Lieber discusses “The Opposite of Spoiled,” and Harris Irfan talks about “Heaven’s Bankers.”






NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of March 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:03pm

Carmine Gallo offers a guide to public speaking centered around the successful TED method. Talk Like Ted appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of March 19, 2015

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In Peter Heller's The Painter, a famous artist paints to make sense of his violent actions. It appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of March 19, 2015

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Erik Larson reexamines the sinking of the Lusitania in Dead Wake. It debuts at No. 1.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of March 19, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:03pm

Former crime kingpin Joe Coughlin must confront the dark truth of his past in Dennis Lehane's World Gone By, which debuts at No. 7.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of March 19, 2015

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

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Hot Sulphur Springs hires John Stein as town marshal

Local News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 1:49pm
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — There’s a new marshal in the town where the new sheriff works.John Stein, former Grand County undersheriff and candidate for sheriff in last year’s election, was approved for the new position of town marshal by the Hot Sulphur Springs Board of Trustees on Thursday night, March 19.Hot Sulphur Springs Mayor Robert McVay said Friday the town has been considering adding the position for the past several months. He said the town originally wanted to create a code enforcement officer’s position but decided instead to create the marshal’s position because marshals have law enforcement authority and can …

In 'Redeployment,' Former Marine Explores The Challenges Of Coming Home

NPR Books - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:01pm

Phil Klay served in Iraq from January 2007 to February 2008. He recently won a National Book Critics Circle award for his collection of short stories. Originally broadcast Nov. 25, 2014.

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Former Grand County sheriff’s deputy arrested in sexual predator sting

Local News - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 11:33am
One of the five men arrested during a recently completed Operation Predator sting in Weld County was a former Grand County lawman.On Thursday, The Greeley Tribune received an anonymous tip that Daniel Keith Ellis, 57, of Berthoud was a former deputy with the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and possibly a past investigator with the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in Hot Sulphur Springs.Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin confirmed Ellis was employed as a deputy from 1994-99. Fourteenth Judicial District Attorney Brett Barkey said Thursday he didn’t recognize Ellis by name, but there’s a good chance the two never worked together. …

Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
Dennis Lehane is still closely identified with his native Boston, but his novel “World Gone By,” No. 8 on the hardcover fiction list, is set mostly in Florida and Cuba.

‘The Looting Machine,’ by Tom Burgis

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
How Africa’s mineral abundance enriches the few at the expense of the rest.

‘Coined,’ by Kabir Sehgal

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
A wide-ranging survey of money’s various functions, from medium of exchange to cultural artifact.

‘Wake Up Happy Every Day,’ by Stephen May

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
After the death of a wealthy businessman, a childhood friend assumes his identity.

‘God’s Bankers,’ by Gerald Posner

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
Gerald Posner offers a financial history of the Roman Catholic Church.

Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:00am
Paperback books of particular interest.

Karen E. Bender’s ‘Refund’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
Money (who has it, who doesn’t) is the dark heart of these tales.

Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:59am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.
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