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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 fount 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.


Kevin Young Examines All Things 'Brown'

April 25, 2018

Poet Kevin Young's new book is titled Brown. Using everything from elementary school to baseball to R&B music, Young examines race and culture through poems.

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Author Steve Almond On The 'Bad Stories' Americans Tell Themselves

April 23, 2018

Steve Almond’s new book “Bad Stories: What Just Happened To Our Country” looks at how the stories Americans have been telling themselves about their history misses the truth and leads them to delusion.

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Share Children's Book About Rescue, Their Service Dog

April 23, 2018

Rescue isn't just a black lab, he's a service dog who changed the life of his owner Jessica Kensky and her husband Patrick Downes. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing survivors explain their connection to Rescue.

'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.

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'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.