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Mother of Eden

by Chris Beckett

Humankind has spread across sunless Eden, bringing all the follies of civilization with it.

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Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas

by Matt Lewis

An on-the-edge-of-your-seat true story of a fishing boat disaster.

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Wherever You Go

by Pat Zietlow Miller, illus. by Eliza Wheeler

An elegant picture book ideal for graduation, urging adventure while assuring readers that they can go home again.

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Dry Bones

by Craig Johnson

Sheriff Walt Longmire and his quirky staff investigate the death of a Cheyenne Indian that may be tied to a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton.

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by Marguerite Reed

A thought-provoking story about intelligent human beings who try to rise above their own emotional distress to create the best society they can, even with the rest of humanity against them.

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Life #6

by Diana Wagman

A middle-aged woman diagnosed with cancer looks back on a life that was altered by a sailing tragedy 30 years earlier.

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Knit Wear Love: Foolproof Instructions for Knitting Your Best-Fitting Sweaters Ever in the Styles You Love to Wear

by Amy Herzog

Knitwear designer Amy Herzog's second book demystifies the process of knitting a custom-fit, flattering sweater.

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How to Draw a Dragon

by Douglas Florian

A gallery of dragons, introduced in rhyming couplets and drawn by a cast of child artists.

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Darjeeling: The Colorful History and Precarious Fate of the World's Greatest Tea

by Jeff Koehler

An illuminating history of the greatest tea on earth.

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And Sometimes I Wonder About You

by Walter Mosley

Mosley's fifth Leonid McGill mystery features plenty of New York City crime and McGill punishment to keep readers going late into the night.

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Penguin: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Media Heat

Thursday, May 28, 2015

On KCRW's Bookworm: Valeria Luiselli, author of Faces in the Crowd (Coffee House Press, $15.95, 9781566893541).

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On Fresh Air: Maria Bello, author of Whatever... Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves (Dey Street, $25.99, 9780062351838).

On Diane Rehm: readers review Euphoria by Lily King (Grove Press, $16, 9780802123701).

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

On Fresh Air: Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery (Thomas Dunne Books, $25.99, 9781250065810).

Thursday, May 21, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Steve Inskeep, author of Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab (Penguin Press, $29.95, 9781594205569).

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

On Diane Rehm: Clare B. Dunkle and Elena Dunkle, authors of Elena Vanishing: A Memoir (Chronicle, $17.99, 9781452121512).

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