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'Earthly Remains' looses Inspector Brunetti on another murderer
'Earthly Remains' looses Inspector Brunetti on another murderer(image)



Three distinct, delightful poetic voices
Three distinct, delightful poetic voices(image)



How Muhammad Ali fought the law ... and won

'Sting Like a Bee' author Leigh Montville explains how the fabled boxer vanquished the Vietnam draft.

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'Rising Star' offers a severe but insightful assessment of Barack Obama
'Rising Star' offers a severe but insightful assessment of Barack Obama(image)



'Jefferson' is a complex, balanced account of the Founding Father
'Jefferson' is a complex, balanced account of the Founding Father(image)



'Dragon Teeth' – the latest posthumous Crichton book – is propulsively readable
'Dragon Teeth' – the latest posthumous Crichton book – is propulsively readable(image)



Bestselling books the week of 5/25/17, according to IndieBound

What's selling best in independent bookstores across America.

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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)