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The Wide Circumference of Love

by Marita Golden

Who do you become when your memory disappears? How do you continue loving and supporting your spouse when Alzheimer's disease changes that person into a stranger? Marita Golden (After) explores these questions and others in The Wide Circumference of Love, which traces the arc of one African American family through the triumphs and tragedies that compose a life.

As the well-respected founder of a Washington, D.C., architectural firm, Gregory Tate has formed a career designing buildings, but when he is diagnosed

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Afterland

by Mai Der Vang

Mai Der Vang gives fiery, poetic voice to a secret war and a dispersed people in her powerful poetry collection Afterland.

A member of the Hmong diaspora community in the United States, and co-editor of How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology, the wildly imaginative and talented Vang sheds much-needed light on the U.S.'s clandestine military operation in Laos near the end of the Vietnam War, specifically on how the U.S. government recruited, then abandoned Hmong fighters. In these poems, Vang writes

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Between Two Skies

by Joanne O'Sullivan

Deep in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, fishing rodeo champion Evangeline Riley and her family live quiet, simple lives in the fishing village of Bayou Perdu, "a tiny, secret place that almost no one knows about." While Evangeline celebrates her 16th birthday, news reports come in that Hurricane Katrina has turned west, toward Louisiana. Mamere, Evangeline's beloved grandmother, announces the family must flee and "[w]hen Mamere sounds like that, everyone listens." From the crowded confines of a hotel overrun

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Compass

by Mathias Énard, trans. by Charlotte Mandell

This challenging novel ruminates over Eastern influence on Western music and literature.

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Delacorte Press: The Explorers: The Door in the Alley by Adrienne Kress

Media Heat

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fresh Air: Rick Ankiel, author of The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life (PublicAffairs, $27, 9781610396868).

Daily Show: John Kasich, author of Two Paths: America Divided or United (Thomas Dunne, $27.99, 9781250138460).

CBS This Morning: Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope, authors of Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet (St. Martin's Press, $26.99, 9781250142078).

Thursday, April 20, 2017

KCRW's Bookworm: Talamantez Brolaski, author of Of Mongrelitude (Wave Books, $18, 9781940696447).

NPR's Indivisible: Amy Goldstein, author of Janesville: An American Story (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781501102233).

The View: Matthew Dowd, author of A New Way: Embracing the Paradox as We Lead and Serve (Anam Cara, $14.95, 9781544500324).

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fresh Air: Kory Stamper, author of Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries (Pantheon, $26.95, 9781101870945).

Marketplace: Amy Goldstein, author of Janesville: An American Story (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781501102233).

The View: Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class (Metropolitan Books, $28, 9781250120618).

Also on the View: Julian Lennon, co-author of Touch the Earth (Sky Pony Press, $17.99, 9781510720831).

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Alec Baldwin, author of Nevertheless: A Memoir (Harper, $28.99, 9780062409706).

Tonight Show: Senator Elizabeth Warren, author of This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class (Metropolitan Books, $28, 9781250120618).

Monday, April 17, 2017

Fresh Air: David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI (Doubleday, $28.95, 9780385534246).

CBS This Morning: David McCullough, author of The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (Simon & Schuster, $25, 9781501174216).
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