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'There’s a Mystery There' parses the magic of the work of Maurice Sendak
'There’s a Mystery There' parses the magic of the work of Maurice Sendak(image)



'On Tyranny' suggests many simple actions can foster civil society
'On Tyranny' suggests many simple actions can foster civil society(image)



10 best books of May: the Monitor's picks

A journalistic tour de force tracing the movements of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. An achingly beautiful novel about interracial adoption. The story of the Russian revolution. They're very different but there's something they share: All tell particularly compelling stories.

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'Last Hope Island' celebrates the brave exiles who helped defeat Nazi Germany
'Last Hope Island' celebrates the brave exiles who helped defeat Nazi Germany(image)



Why Michael Bloomberg says he's 'optimistic' about climate change

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coauthor of 'Climate of Hope,' a solution-oriented book about what individuals and governments can and should be doing about climate change.

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'Apollo 8' ably resurrects the thrill and drama of the 1960s space race
'Apollo 8' ably resurrects the thrill and drama of the 1960s space race(image)



4 audiobooks with heart

Noteworthy recent audiobook releases include two memoirs, a short story collection, and a novel set during the Civil War.

 

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'Aliens' asks scientists to consider – seriously – extraterrestrial life
'Aliens' asks scientists to consider – seriously – extraterrestrial life(image)



Bestselling books the week of 5/18/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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Short stories: How well do you know the genre? Take our quiz

These literary gems are proof that good things come in small packages. How many classic short stories have you read? How much do you know about their authors? Take our quiz and find out.

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'Miss Burma,' inspired by family history, is a troubled tale of marriage and war
'Miss Burma,' inspired by family history, is a troubled tale of marriage and war(image)



4 audiobook short story collections

This month we are featuring short story collections, with a particular interest in female authors and/or protagonists. 

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'Killers of the Flower Moon' is a true crime slice of Native American history
'Killers of the Flower Moon' is a true crime slice of Native American history(image)



'The Souls of China' traces the remarkable rebirth of religion in China
'The Souls of China' traces the remarkable rebirth of religion in China(image)



What's that hot new category for kids? Religious books

Despite struggle in other genres, religious books aimed at children have seen an impressive and steady increase in sales over the past decade.

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'The Road to Camelot' takes a fresh look at JFK's 1960 campaign
'The Road to Camelot' takes a fresh look at JFK's 1960 campaign(image)



Librarian discovers pages from one of England's earliest printed books

The pages, from the priest handbook 'Sarum Ordinal or Sarum Pye,' was printed in 1476 or 1477 by William Caxton.

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Bestselling books the week of 5/11/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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'October' masterfully portrays the intricacies of the Russian revolution
'October' masterfully portrays the intricacies of the Russian revolution(image)



'Salt Houses' examines identity in diaspora
'Salt Houses' examines identity in diaspora(image)