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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of July 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:03pm

Emma Farrarons' The Mindfulness Coloring Book, a pocket-sized, anti-stress booklet for grown-ups, appears at No. 12.

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NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of July 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:03pm

In The Rosie Effect, a sequel to 2013's The Rosie Project, Don Tillman prepares for fatherhood. It appears at No. 15.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of July 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:03pm

Debuting at No. 15, Arthur Brooks' The Conservative Heart presents a new vision for conservatism.

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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of July 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:03pm

At No. 7, Ernest Cline's Armada tells the story of gamers protecting the earth from an alien invasion.

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NPR Bestsellers: Week Of July 30, 2015

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 3:03pm

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

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Remembering Alan Cheuse, Our Longtime Literary Guide

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 2:28pm

For some 30 years, Alan Cheuse was our guide to the best and worst of the written word. He passed away today at 75, after a car accident two weeks ago. NPR's Susan Stamberg has an appreciation.

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Alan Cheuse, Novelist And Longtime NPR Contributor, Dies At 75

NPR Books - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 1:28pm

The author and critic died Friday of injuries sustained in a car accident. For years, he was the voice of NPR's literature commentary — and, for many, the "guide to a very exciting world."

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Editors’ Choice

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:34am
Recently reviewed books of particular interest.









Paperback Row

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:29am
Paperback books of particular interest.









Crime: Flight or Fright

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:24am
Sara Paretsky’s crusading private eye, V.I. (Vic) Warshawski, returns in “Brush Back.”









Inside the List

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:19am
William Finnegan, who has written several sober examinations of the world’s hot spots, has his first best seller with the surfing memoir “Barbarian Days,” No. 5 on the hardcover nonfiction list.









‘Wealth Secrets of the One Percent,’ by Sam Wilkin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:12am
An economist offers principles for amassing riches gleaned from business titans.









‘The Love She Left Behind,’ by Amanda Coe

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:08am
In this novel, a woman leaves her husband and two children for a temperamental playwright.









‘The Watchmaker of Filigree Street,’ by Natasha Pulley

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:02am
In this debut novel, set in 1880s London, a mysterious mechanical genius seems to tinker with fate.









‘Circling the Sun,’ by Paula McLain

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:01am
This novel is based on the life of Beryl Markham, horsewoman and aviator.









‘The Richest Man Who Ever Lived,’ by Greg Steinmetz

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 9:00am
A Renaissance-era financier helped to create an international money market.









‘The Fly Trap,’ by Fredrik Sjoberg

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:59am
An amateur entomologist from Sweden offers a unique tour of the world of hoverfly collecting.









‘Barbara the Slut,’ by Lauren Holmes

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:59am
A story collection traces lives tinged with comedy and strain.









‘A Hanging at Cinder Bottom,’ by Glenn Taylor

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:58am
Two card hustlers face the gallows in a West Virginia town.









The Shortlist: Dark Memoirs

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 8:57am
New books by Alan Lightman, Mary Anna King, Brad Gooch and Allen Kurzweil.









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