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NPR Books Watch — 12/25-12/31

Here are the NPR interviews for the last week.  Not surprisingly, there were a lot of repeats this past week.  Interestingly, the second time an interview airs, the Amazon rankings don’t do much of anything (even though Amazon rankings do typically jump the first time a book / author is featured on a national NPR show).

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, genre, 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.

Happy New Year to everyone!


TOTAL book stories for the past week: 27

* indicates the interview is a rebroadcast.

All Things Considered: 7

Diane Rehm: 4

Fresh Air: 3

Morning Edition: 5 1

Talk of the Nation: 4

Tell Me More: 1

Weekend Edition Saturday: 1

Weekend Edition Sunday: 1

All Things Considered You Must Read This / Book of Disquiet Fernando Pessoa
All Things Considered Thelonious Monk Robin D.G. Kelley
All Things Considered You Must Read This / To the Finland Station Edmund Wilson
All Things Considered Men Who Stare at Goats Jon Ronson
All Things Considered Yale Book of Quotations, The Fred Shapiro
All Things Considered Up In The Air (Movie tie-in) Walter Kirn
All Things Considered Too Much Happiness Alice Munro
Diane Rehm Cutting for Stone* Abraham  Verghese
Diane Rehm Charlatan* Pope  Brock
Diane Rehm Enchantress of Florence* Salman Rushdie
Diane Rehm In Spite of Myself* Christopher Plummer
Fresh Air I Am the New Black* Tracy Morgan
Fresh Air In Memoriam: Activist Poet Dennis Brutus*    
Fresh Air My Booky Wook* Russell Brand
Morning Edition SantaLand Diaries, The* David Sedaris
Morning Edition  Louisa May Alcott Harriet Reisen
Morning Edition First Tycoon, The T.J. Stiles
Morning Edition How E-Books Will Change Reading And Writing    
Morning Edition Sweet Thunder Wil Haygood Fit To Print: Top Five Current Affairs Books Of 2009    
Talk of the Nation Truth About Santa Gregory Mone
Talk of the Nation Something Incredibly Wonderful Happens* K.C. Cole
Talk of the Nation Franklin Delano Roosevelt Alan Brinkley
Talk of the Nation Big Questions, The Steven E. Landsburg
Tell Me More Henderson’s Light Jack Torry
Weekend Edition Saturday Very Brief History of Eternity, A Carlos Eire
Weekend Edition Sunday Wife of the Gods Kwei Quartey

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