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Stokely Carmichel popularized one of the best known and most polarizing phrases of the civil rights era: "black power." Historian Peniel Joseph shares his new book Stokely: A Life.
Piper Kerman's TV tie-in prison memoir, Orange is the New Black, has hit half a year on the list.
Nora's life is changed by a new student's family in The Woman Upstairs, by Claire Messud, at No. 14.
In The Future of the Mind, Michio Kaku surveys current science of the human mind. It debuts at No. 3.
Debuting at No. 3, Lorrie Moore's Bark is a collection of eight short stories.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Also: The longlist is announced for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Anna Holmes on Scout Finch and Harriet the Spy; Teju Cole on reading.
With the release of her fifth novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi is growing out of the literary wunderkind label and into something richer and stranger. Annalisa Quinn has a profile.
Goodnight Songs is a compilation of formerly unpublished lullabies and poems by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. Linda Wertheimer talks to Amy Gary, who discovered the new material.
GRANBY/KREMMLING—As the Kremmling Memorial Hospital District continues to wade through a mire of money troubles, it’s looking at major overhauls to get back on track. Rising health care costs and inefficient systems have pushed the hospital district down a rocky road of sliding cash flows and debt payments potholes. The hospital district board, which oversees both the hospital in Kremmling and Middle Park Medical Center in Granby, is considering a major overhaul in management to help smooth things over. Much of its financial trouble came to light soon after the Middle Park Medical Center opened in Granby in January 2012. …
Even as temperatures climb with spring on the horizon, snowpack in Middle Park remains in good shape. According to the most recent USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Kremmling Field Office snow surveys, snowpack in the high elevation mountains above Middle Park now ranges from 115 percent to 194 percent of the 30-year average, with the overall average for Middle Park at 141 percent. New record highs were set at both the Granby and Buffalo Park snow courses. At this time last year, the area was only at 75 percent of average. Snow density is averaging 28 percent, which means that …
The photographer and author of “Open City” and “Every Day Is for the Thief” says the novel is overrated. “The writers I find most interesting find ways to escape it.”
Categories: New York Times Best Sellers
Also: finalists for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction announced; testing the Hemingway App; warfare and rocket cats.
In Kenneth Calhoun's debut novel, no one can sleep — and the insomnia's driving people crazy. Reviewer Jason Heller says Black Moon isn't just another spin of the post-apocalypse plot wheel.
"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.
In the early 1960s, a young couple in Boston set out to make audio recordings of relatively young, up-and-coming writers — like James Baldwin, Philip Roth and John Updike — reading their own works.
No, Raymond Chandler isn't churning out new material from the grave. This Philip Marlowe story is written by someone else, yet it retains many of the crime writer's best qualities.
This week's softcover releases include George Packer's The Unwinding, Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie's Americanah and Mohsin Hamid's How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia.
Jason Mott's novel The Returned is now an ABC television series called Resurrection, which premieres this weekend. The plot was inspired by a dream Mott had about his mother.
Nigerian-American journalist Dayo Olopade talks about finding optimism in Africa and her new book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.