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Cowed

Would You Like Some Cow in That Lipstick?

Odds are, it's already there. Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes explore everything bovine--including everything you didn't want to know--in Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America’s Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment. Plus some classic Earth Day reads, new and old.

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Roses

"The End Game is the Same for All of Us" - Talking to Indie Author Warren Adler

Indie author Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce. The book was turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated dark comedy starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

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Curious

Curiosity Made the Cat

"I like the process of curiosity as a tool to build a bigger life for myself."

Film and television producer Brian Grazer (24, Apollo 13, Empire) talks to Amazon about his inquisitive nature, how "curiosity conversations" have contributed to his success, and how we all might benefit from asking a few thoughtful questions.

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Sympathizer

An Interview with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Debut Author of "The Sympathizer"

Viet Thanh Nguyen's The Sympathizer, a major debut, is one of our selections for the Best Books of April. Amazon's Al Woodworth described the novel as follows: "Political, historical, romantic and comic, The Sympathizer is a rich and hugely gratifying story that captures the complexity of the war and what it means to be of two minds."

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Crave

“The Very Essence of Romance is Uncertainty” - IndieReader Talks to Best Seller Monica Murphy

New York Times, USA Today, IndieReader and internationally best-selling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She’s a workaholic who loves her job. When she’s not busy writing, she also loves to...

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Epitaph

American Iliad: 30 Seconds in Tombstone

What really happened in Tombstone, Arizona on the fateful afternoon of October 26, 1881? Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral author Mary Doria Russell debunks five common myths, misconceptions, and misrepresentations of the iconic gunfight of the Wild West.

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YA Wednesday: Breaking Down the Walls: Gayle Forman & Nova Ren Suma

The Walls Around Us is the fourth book from Nova Ren Suma, an author Gayle Forman describes as something of a best kept secret--only with all the chatter and excitement this book is getting (including a spot on our own Best YA Books of March list), the secret is out...

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"The Monster is Multi-faceted, Ancient, and Complex" - Author Jill Leovy on "Ghettoside"

To call Ghettoside an "important" book somehow misses the point (although it is an important book)--Ghettoside is a great book. Read our interview with Los Angeles Time reporter Jill Leovy.

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Zillow

"Zillow Talk" - What are the New Rules of Real Estate?

I recently met with Spencer Rascoff and Stan Humphries of Zillow. They are the authors of Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate, and they also happen to be Chief Economist (Stan) and CEO (Spencer) of the company. The book hit the New York Times bestseller list

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Gordon

Authentic Voices: New Memoirs from Kim Gordon and Robert Christgau

Unfortunately, sometimes great things just don't get along. Cats and dogs. Bacon and ice cream. Musicians and music critics. Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and renowned critic Robert Christgau offer their thoughts on their careers, their heroes, and the relationship between musician and reviewer.

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