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'Stephen Florida' is a study in obsession -- and college wrestling

12/9/2017
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Danilo Thomas recommends a novel about a hyper-focused college wrestler, which gives insight into "fringe, marginal sports and what drives people to commit their whole lives to accomplishing these things."

Duration: 00:01:44


Thread Book Hour: Dan Brown, author of 'Origin'

12/1/2017
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Kerri Miller interviews best-selling author Dan Brown about his latest novel, "Origin," for the Talking Volumes series.

Duration: 00:50:24


A book about the "small acts that can turn friends into family"

11/25/2017
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"I didn't want it to end. I tell you, anyone who reads this book is going to fall in love with Arthur Truluv, and with his new family as well," said bookseller Vivien Jennings.

Duration: 00:02:06


Finding humanity in a computer lab

11/18/2017
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Bookseller Sarah Hutton recommends a novel that blends a family mystery with the story of a computer learning to be human.

Duration: 00:02:07


What happens when evolution stops? Louise Erdrich's novel starts

11/14/2017
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Louise Erdrich began writing "Future Home of the Living God" fifteen years ago. She pulled her early manuscript out of oblivion when events began to repeat themselves.

Duration: 00:31:14


A cookbook made for tiny, unconventional kitchens

11/4/2017
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Bookseller Katharine Nevins recommends a cookbook that features recipes dreamed up in the tiniest of spaces.

Duration: 00:02:04


Read beyond your comfort zone: Titles to stretch your mind

11/3/2017
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Writer Gene Luen Yang tours the country encouraging kids to read beyond their comfort zones -- but adults can try that, too. Here are a few titles to get started.

Duration: 00:52:14


An 'inventive and engrossing' memoir, 10 years in the making

10/28/2017
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The night before her father died, 18-year-old Jeannie Vanasco promised she would write a book for him. "The Glass Eye" is that book.

Duration: 00:02:08


Thread Book Hour: Amy Tan's "Where the Past Begins"

10/25/2017
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On this installment of the Thread Book Hour, author Amy Tan speaks with Kerri Miller about her new book, "Where the Past Begins."

Duration: 01:18:11


Photographer's new book offers 'glimpse into the human side of Prince'

10/24/2017
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Afshin Shahidi was Prince's personal photographer from 2001 to 2011. "Prince: A Private View" is a collection of photographs and recollections from Shahidi.

Duration: 00:04:30


What does it mean to live a good life, the Ojibwe way?

10/20/2017
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The spur for Linda LeGarde Grover's new essay collection was the birth of her seventh grandchild. She wanted to write about the important Ojibwe connection between the generations, and with the land.

Duration: 00:10:11


Dan Buettner on the happiest places in the world

10/19/2017
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Pleasure, purpose and pride: Those are three paths to a happy life, the author says. In his latest book, Buettner examines the places where people live the happiest lives -- Denmark, Singapore and Costa Rica -- and what sets them apart.

Duration: 00:04:22


Aspen Ideas Festival: The creative genius of Leonardo da Vinci

10/16/2017
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Best-selling biographer Walter Isaacson has written a new book about a man who he says takes the cake as the "world's most creative genius": Leonardo da Vinci. He says "we can't be Newton. We can't be Einstein. But we can try to be more like Leonardo."

Duration: 00:57:38


Strange occurrences in a rainy Irish valley are just the beginning

10/14/2017
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"The Good People" jumps off from an old account of strange happenings in "this peculiar valley, a very claustrophobic place."

Duration: 00:02:13


A 'hypnotic,' 'pointillistic' novel

10/7/2017
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David Enyeart recommends a new novel by British writer Jon McGregor: "He's not very well known in this country yet, but I think he certainly will be."

Duration: 00:02:02


Thread Book Hour: Jacqueline Woodson 'Talking Volumes'

10/6/2017
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A conversation with Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Another Brooklyn" and "Brown Girl Dreaming."

Duration: 00:49:55


Seven fantasy and sci-fi recommendations from a diehard reader

9/30/2017
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Bookseller Jude Feldman works at Borderlands Books in San Francisco, the city's destination for genre thrills. She has seven recommendations for readers eager to explore new worlds.

Duration: 00:02:11


Thread Book Hour: Sherman Alexie at 'Talking Volumes'

9/25/2017
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MPR's Kerri Miller interviews author Sherman Alexie as part of the "Talking Volumes" series at the Fitzgerald Theater. He's written a memoir about his mother, "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me."

Duration: 01:00:35


Novel kindles questions about family, values

9/19/2017
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In "Little Fires Everywhere," Celeste Ng pits ideals against the realities of "messy human existence."

Duration: 00:04:26


Thread Book Hour: Claire Messud and Nicole Krauss

9/15/2017
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MPR's Kerri Miller interviews novelists Claire Messud and Nicole Krauss about two of the most highly acclaimed books of 2017, "The Burning Girl" and "Forest Dark."

Duration: 01:03:28

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