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NPR Books Watch — 1/16-1/22

Despite the expected onslaught of inauguration stories, there were still 19 book stories for the week.  Several author interviews were rebroadcasts, though (marked with asterisks).


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: 18

All Things Considered: 4

Day to Day: 1

Diane Rehm: 3

Fresh Air: 5

Morning Edition: 1 2

Talk of the Nation: 1

Weekend Edition Saturday: 1

All Things Considered Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen Grace Young Cooking
All Things Considered Land of Marvels Barry Unsworth Literary Fiction
All Things Considered Experts Critique Obama The Writer
All Things Considered Breakthrough, The Gwen Ifill History
Day to Day eBay Bidders Dreams About Obama Book Realized
Diane Rehm Enchantress of Florence* Salman Rushdie Literary Fiction
Diane Rehm Inside Inside* James  Lipton Entertainment
Diane Rehm Baptism by Fire Mark K.  Updegrove Politics
Fresh Air Cancer on Five Dollars a Day* Robert  Schimmel Memoir
Fresh Air Beautiful Struggle, The Ta-Nehisi  Coates Memoir
Fresh Air Native Guard Natasha Trethewey Poetry
Fresh Air Wired for War P.W.  Singer Science
Fresh Air Reborn Susan Sontag Biography
Morning Edition Food Matters Mark Bittman Cooking Book Tour / Invention of Air, The Joseph Priestley History Books We Like / Bright Young People D.J. Taylor History
Talk of the Nation Well-Dressed Ape, The Hannah Holmes Science
Weekend Edition Saturday Stand Tall, Abe Lincoln Judith St. John Children’s

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