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'Night At The Fiestas' Spins Stories Of Faith And Family 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:22:00 -0400 
    Kirstin Valdez Quade's debut book of short fiction is inspired by her family and its long history in the "romanticized" region of northern New Mexico.

Pour A Bucket Of Blood On These New Adaptations Of 'Carrie' 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 06:03:50 -0400 
    Stephen King has said his novel Carrie is about women's power and men's fear — an idea reporter Beth Accomando says has gotten lost in newer adaptations of the horror classic for stage and screen.

At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III 
  Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:56:00 -0400 
    Richard III has been buried, two years after his abandoned bones were found under an abandoned parking lot. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the man Shakespeare turned into one of his great characters.

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    Arianna Huffington offers tips for creating a healthy work-life balance in Thrive. It appears at No. 14.

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    At No. 11, Michael Connelly's The Burning Room follows Harry Bosch as he investigates a man's death from an injury sustained nine years earlier.

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    Gretchen Rubin examines daily habits and how to change them in Better Than Before, which debuts at No. 6.

NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of March 26, 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    In Jacqueline Winspear's A Dangerous Place, lone traveler Masie Dobbs is pulled in a brutal murder investigation after suffering her own loss. It debuts at No. 5.

NPR Bestsellers: Week Of March 26, 2015 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:03:21 -0400 
    The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.

App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers 
  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:31:00 -0400 
    Clean Reader — an app designed to find, block and replace profanity in books — has drawn considerable criticism from authors. This week, makers of the app announced they would no longer sell e-books.

'Lost Boys Symphony' Blurs The Lines Between Reality And Madness 
  Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:03:14 -0400 
    Mark Andrew Ferguson's debut novel has time travel, but it isn't science fiction. It has teenagers, but it's not YA. Instead, it's a tale of intense friendship, first love, and serious mental illness.

Do You Believe In Ghosts? You Might After Reading This Book 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:26:00 -0400 
    Sante Fe's most famous ghost is Hannah Nordhaus' great-great-grandmother. Her new book, American Ghost, is mix of memoir, cultural history, genealogical detective story and paranormal investigation.

A Shimmy Into English Shakes The Dirt Off This Irish Classic 
  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:13:00 -0400 
    In Máirtín Ó Cadhain's The Dirty Dust, the dead don't just talk. They won't shut up. Yet this inventive novel, first written in Irish, has long been sealed from English-speaking readers — until now.

'Crescent Moon' Counts Down To Political Mayhem 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:34:00 -0400 
    Fatima Bhutto (niece of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto) has written several volumes of nonfiction and poetry; her first novel is a delicate but tense political thriller.

Ia, Ia, YA! 'Harrison Squared' Is A Tentacular Teen Adventure 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 07:03:00 -0400 
    Daryl Gregory ventures into the murky waters of young adult fiction in Harrison Squared, the story of a boy in a creepily Lovecraftian town, searching for sea monsters and his missing mother.

For Banks 'Too Big To Jail,' Prosecutors Count On A Promise To Behave 
  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:41:00 -0400 
    A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off on punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
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