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Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads

by Bob Shea, illus. by Lane Smith

A tortoise-riding boy sheriff and dinosaur buff who outsmarts a trio of bandit brothers in the Wild West.

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Beautiful You

by Chuck Palahniuk

One man's quest for global domination through the pleasures of erotic self-stimulation and sexual addiction.

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Good Dog: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Loyalty

by David DiBenedetto, the editors of Garden & Gun

A range of personal essays about dogs and why we love them--no matter what.

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The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories

by Tove Jansson, trans. by Thomas Teal, Silvester Mazzarella

Offbeat themes and quirky characters in an extensive collection of translated short stories by Finnish author Tove Jansson.

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The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War

by Samuel Hynes

The personal experiences of American pilots in World War I.

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Alphabet

by Kathy Page

A heartbreaking and emotional account of one man's many years in prison as he struggles to discover who he is beneath his secrets.

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Dear Thief

by Samantha Harvey

A long, old-fashioned letter from a middle-aged woman to the treacherous friend who wrecked her marriage years ago.

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100 Things that Make Me Happy

by Amy Schwartz

A smile-inducing, cheerfully illustrated, rhyming list of children's favorite things.

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Fish Tails

by Sheri S. Tepper

An epic tome with a playful tone that brings much of Tepper's philosophical and narrative work into one fascinating and nuanced parable.

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First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen

by Charlie Lovett

A light and good-hearted piece of historical and present-day fiction that lovers of Austen and antiquarian books will adore.

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Penguin: Autobiography by Morrissey

Media Heat

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On KCRW's Bookworm: John Darnielle, author of Wolf in White Van (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $24, 9780374292089).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On the Colbert Report: Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Knopf, $29.95, 9780385354042).

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the Diane Rehm Show: David Rothkopf, author of National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear (PublicAffairs, $29.99, 9781610393409).

On the Colbert Report: Michael Lewis, author of Liar's Poker (25th Anniversary Edition): Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (Norton, $25.95, 9780393246100).

On Fresh Air: Amy Poehler, author of Yes Please (Dey Street Books, $28.99, 9780062268341).

Monday, October 27, 2014

On Fresh Air: Jill Lepore, author of The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Knopf, $29.95, 9780385354042).

On the Diane Rehm Show: Herbie Hancock, co-author of Herbie Hancock: Possibilities (Viking, $29.95, 9780670014712).

On the Daily Show: Wendy Davis, author of Forgetting to Be Afraid: A Memoir (Blue Rider Press, $27.95, 9780399170577).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

On Fresh Air: Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster of America's Test Kitchen talk about The Cook's Illustrated Meat Book: The Game-Changing Guide that Teaches You How to Cook Meat and Poultry with 425 Bulletproof Recipes (Cook's Illustrated, $40, 9781936493869).

On KCRW's Bookworm: Jonathan Coe, author of Expo 58: A Novel (New Harvest, $25, 9780544343764).

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