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NPR Books Watch — 11/14-11/20

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.

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There were 24 book stories collectively on the national NPR shows this week, which is encouraging, since the number is sometimes under 20, but only 15 of those stories were interviews with authors.  Other book-related stories ranged from Obama’s love of comics to travel to Forks, WA (where the vampires live for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few years) to Quidditch competitions.  (I didn’t listen to the story so I’m not quite sure how they work around the flying bit …)

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TOTAL book stories for the week: 24

All Things Considered: 6

Day to Day: 4

Fresh Air: 2

Morning Edition: 3

News & Notes: 1

NPR.org: 4

Talk of the Nation: 2

Tell Me More: 1

Weekend Edition Saturday: 2

All Things Considered New York Times     History
All Things Considered Wonderland Jason Eskenazi Photography
All Things Considered Three Books … / How To Be Killer At Cocktail Parties      
All Things Considered Outliers Malcolm Gladwell Business
All Things Considered Do the Right Thing Mike Huckabee Memoir
Day to Day Forever Portfolio James  Altucher Business
Day to Day Holy Headshot! Patrick Borelli Entertainment
Day to Day Analyzing Obama’s Love Of Comic Books      
Day to Day Grown-Up Potter Fans Compete In Quidditch Cup      
Fresh Air Edge of Medicine William Hanson Medicine
Fresh Air Outtakes from a Marriage Ann Leary Fiction
Morning Edition Annie Leibovitz at Work Annie Liebovitz Photography
Morning Edition Twilight’ Fans’ Destination: Forks, Wash.      
Morning Edition National Book Awards Honor Matthiessen In Fiction      
News & Notes Sea is So Wide Marian Wright Edelman Parenting
NPR.org Top Five Crime And Mystery Novels Of 2008      
NPR.org Book Tour / More Information Than You Require John Hodgman Humor
NPR.org Knucklehead Jon Scieszka Children’s
NPR.org Give A Book (And Yourself) This Holiday Season      
Talk of the Nation Unholy Business Nina Burleigh Science
Talk of the Nation Big Boy Rules Steve Fainaru Current Events
Tell Me More Sixty Years, Sixty Voices Patricia Smith Melton History
Weekend Edition Saturday Paging Through History’s Beautiful Science      
Weekend Edition Saturday End, The Salvatore  Scibona Literary Fiction

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