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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review' 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:27:00 -0400 
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 17, 2014 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:20 -0400 
    Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers looks at everyday life in a Mumbai slum. It appears at No. 1.


NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Fiction, Week Of April 17, 2014 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:20 -0400 
    At No. 5, Elizabeth Strout's The Burgess Boys follows a family fractured by tragedy.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Nonfiction, Week Of April 17, 2014 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:20 -0400 
    How Jesus Became God looks at how a Jewish preacher from Galilee was transformed into a deity. It debuts at No. 12.


NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 17, 2014 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:20 -0400 
    The late Peter Matthiessen's last novel, , debuts at No. 4.


NPR Bestsellers: Week Of April 17, 2014 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:03:20 -0400 
    The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.


Book News: The Celebrity Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:39:00 -0400 
    Also: Exiled Romanian poet Nina Cassian has died; the real title of Hillary Clinton's forthcoming memoir; Gary Shteyngart retires from book blurbing.


'During The Reign,' A Dissolving Family Retells Its History 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:03:00 -0400 
    Joan Chase's 1983 debut During the Reign of the Queen of Persia is a careful, layered account of a troubled family in rural 1950s Ohio, narrated by a quasi-Greek chorus of daughters and cousins.


Colombia Mourns Death Of Favorite Son: Gabriel Garcia Marquez 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:09:00 -0400 
    Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died on Thursday. He made Colombia synonymous with literature, particularly the dreamlike, whimsical story-telling known as magical realism.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren Writes Of A Worldview Shaped In Youth 
  Fri, 18 Apr 2014 04:14:00 -0400 
    In her memoir, A Fighting Chance, Warren reveals a childhood brush with bankruptcy and reflects on hard-won political lessons.


Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:51:00 -0400 
    The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.


Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:47:00 -0400 
    The Colombian-born author of One Hundred Years of Solitude had been in failing health for some time.


'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:49:00 -0400 
    Critic Maureen Corrigan recommends two graphic novels — one about a Yiddish advice column in the early 1900s and another about a regiment of African-American soldiers who fought during World War I.


Book News: Did Amazon Unintentionally Create A Drug Dealer Starter Kit? 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:36:00 -0400 
    Also: Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's health is said to be stable but "very fragile"; Dave Eggers' new book is called Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?


'Over Easy' Serves Up Savory Memories Of A Vintage Diner 
  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:03:00 -0400 
    Mimi Pond's graphic memoir is a rose (or in this case aqua) tinted recollection of her time waitressing at a bohemian diner in Oakland in the 1970s. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says it's a sweet tribute.
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