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NPR Books Watch — 8/29-9/4

Back in early July, NPR increased its online book coverage.  That was welcome news to us, given all the book coverage that has been slashed over the last few months (and years).  These past few weeks, though, the number of author interviews has taken a dip — there were 15 book stories this past week (12 last week and 17 the week before), of which only eight were interviews.  Darn Olympics.  (You can look up old NPR Books Watch posts by selecting that category when you are on the website.)


Here are the NPR interviews for this week.  Anyone who emails me the imprints of all the books listed (or houses if no imprint is available) will win the NPR Books Grid for the prior week that includes, in addition to the information below, interviewer, pub date, imprint, post-interview Amazon ranking, pre-interview ranking (if the book was mentioned on Shelf Awareness and I was able to look up the number before the interview), and interview hyperlink.

TOTAL book stories for the week: 15

All Things Considered: 3

Fresh Air: 2 4

Talk of the Nation: 2

Weekend Edition Saturday: 2

Weekend Edition Sunday: 1

All Things Considered Sorrows of an American, The Siri Hustvedt Literary Fiction
All Things Considered Book of Lies Brad Meltzer Mystery
All Things Considered Common Ordinary Murder, A Donald Pfarrer Mystery
All Things Considered Black & White and Dead All Over John Darnton Mystery
Fresh Air One Party Country Tom  Hamburger Politics
Fresh Air White Heat Brenda  Wineapple Literary Fiction Books We Like / Party Favors Nicole Sexton Fiction Books We Like / I Don’t Susan Squire History Book Tour / Stuff White People Like Christian  Lander Pop Culture America America Ethan Canin Literary Fiction
Talk of the Nation Scattershot David Lovelace Health
Talk of the Nation Manic Terri  Cheney Health
Weekend Edition Saturday It’s a Crime Jacqueline Carey Fiction
Weekend Edition Saturday Murderoke! Terry O’Brien Mystery
Weekend Edition Sunday Glazed America Paul Mullins Cooking

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