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NPR's Book Concierge

Explore the interactive list of top titles that NPR staff and critics loved each year over the past decade. Book Concierge offers a font of information for discerning readers and book club members looking for their next great read. Selections are displayed by more than 25 genres, which are stackable to narrow down the options, and offer downloadable NPR stories and interviews to enliven the quest.

Latest Author Interviews on Insight

'Three Revolutions' That Will Change How People Move

April 19, 2018

UC Davis professor Dan Sperling explains changes taking place that affect how people use transportation.

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Author Catriona McPherson Goes 'Scot Free'

April 13, 2018

Catriona McPherson, prolific Davis-based author of the long-running "Dandy Gilver" mysteries, begins a new series set in California.

Author John Lescroart Brings Back Popular Attorney For New Thriller

April 2, 2018

In John Lescroart's new novel, "Poison," attorney Dismas Hardy defends a former client against an accusation of murder.

Capital Public Radio Insight

'Crossing California' With Sam McManis

March 19, 2018

Travel writer Sam McManis shares his book "Crossing California." The book explores people versus places in remote parts of the state.

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Sands Hall Shares Memoir On 'Decade Lost In Scientology'

March 13, 2018

Author and musician Sands Hall shares her memoir "Flunk. Start." about her "decade lost" in the Church of Scientology.

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Author Gage McKinney's 'No Depression Here' Covers California Gold Rush History

March 12, 2018

Author Gage McKinney discusses his history book on the gold country during the 1930s.