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HEATHER GUDENKAUF – THIS IS HOW I LIED: A Novel

Author: Heather Gudenkauf Book: THIS IS HOW I LIED: A Novel Publishing: Park Row; Original edition (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Gudenkauf proves herself the master...

CASEY SHERMAN – HUNTING WHITEY: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of...

Author: Casey Sherman (with co-author Dave Wedge) Book: HUNTING WHITEY: The Inside Story of the Capture & Killing of America's Most Wanted Crime Boss Publishing: William...

SCOTT TUROW – THE LAST TRIAL: A Thriller

Author: Scott Turow Book: THE LAST TRIAL: A Thriller Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Two formidable men collide in this "first-class legal...

CRISPIN BOYER – ZEUS THE MIGHTY: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur

Author: Crispin Boyer Book: ZEUS THE MIGHTY: The Maze of the Menacing Minotaur Publishing: Under the Stars (May 19, 2020) Synopsis (From the Publisher): Leap into the world...

BECKY BAINES – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2021

Guest: Becky Baines, Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids Books Book: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ALMANAC 2020 Publishing: National Geographic Children's Books (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the...

ADRIENNE LAWRENCE – STAYING IN THE GAME: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment

Author: Adrienne Lawrence Book: STAYING IN THE GAME: The Playbook for Beating Workplace Sexual Harassment Publishing: TarcherPerigee (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A practical guide to...

RICHARD HAASS – THE WORLD: A Brief Introduction

Author: Richard Haass Book: THE WORLD: A Brief Introduction Publishing: Penguin Press (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the...

BRAD MELTZER – THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America’s 16th President–and...

Co-Author: Brad Meltzer (with Josh Mensch) Book: THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed Publishing: Flatiron Books (May 5,...

TIM McGRATH – JAMES MONROE: A Life

Author: Tim McGrath Book: JAMES MONROE: A Life Publishing: Dutton (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The extraordinary life of James Monroe: soldier, senator, diplomat, and the...

WALTER THOMPSON-HERNANDEZ – THE COMPTON COWBOYS: The New Generation of Cowboys in America’s Urban...

Author: Walter Thompson-Hernandez Book: THE COMPTON COWBOYS: The New Generation of Cowboys in America's Urban Heartland Publishing: William Morrow (April 28, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “Thompson-Hernández's portrayal...

STEVEN JOHNSON – ENEMY OF ALL MANKIND: The True Story of Piracy, Power, and...

Author: Steven Johnson Book: ENEMY OF ALL MANKIND: The True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt Publishing: Riverhead Books (May 12, 2020) Synopsis (from...

CARLOS HERNANDEZ – SAL & GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE

Author: Carlos Hernandez Book: SAL & GABI FIX THE UNIVERSE Publishing: Rick Riordan Presents (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the sequel...

JENNIFER STEIL – EXILE MUSIC: A Novel

Author: Jennifer Steil Book: EXILE MUSIC: A Novel Publishing: Viking (May 5, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Based on an unexplored slice of World War II history, Exile...

WITOLD SZABLOWSKI – HOW TO FEED A DICTATOR: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha,...

Author: Witold Szablowski Book: HOW TO FEED A DICTATOR: Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, and Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their...

KRISTIN L. HOGANSON – THE HEARTLAND: An American History

Author: Kristin L. Hoganson Book: THE HEARTLAND: An American History Publishing: Penguin Books; Paperback edition (April 21, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A history of a quintessentially American...

JASON REYNOLDS & IBRAM X. KENDI – STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix...

Co-Authors: Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi Book: STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Publishing: Little,...

ROSHANI CHOKSHI – ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (A Pandava Novel)

Author: Roshani Chokshi Book: ARU SHAH AND THE TREE OF WISHES (A Pandava Novel) Publishing: Rick Riordan Presents (April 7, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): War between the...

DAVID BALDACCI – WALK THE WIRE (Memory Man Series)

Author: David Baldacci Book: WALK THE WIRE (Memory Man Series) Publishing: Grand Central Publishing (April 21, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Amos Decker -- the FBI consultant with...

MARCIA CLARK – FINAL JUDGMENT (A Samantha Brinkman Novel)

Author: Marcia Clark Book: FINAL JUDGMENT (A Samantha Brinkman Novel) Publishing: Thomas & Mercer (April 21, 2020) Synopsis (by the Publisher): A murder investigation draws firebrand attorney Samantha...

JAMES MASTELLER: Co-Prosecutor in State of Nebraska vs. Shanna Golyar

Last week, I spoke with Leslie Rule, whose new book, A TANGLED WEB: A Cyberstalker, a Deadly Obsession, and the Twisting Path to Justice,...

BEN OLIVER – THE LOOP

Author: Ben Oliver Book: THE LOOP Publishing: Chicken House (April 7, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "A script-ready story with blockbuster potential." -- Kirkus (Starred Review) Life inside The...

ADRIENNE RAPHEL – THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: Adventures with Crosswords and The Puzzling People...

Author: Adrienne Raphel Book: THINKING INSIDE THE BOX: Adventures with Crosswords and The Puzzling People Who Can't Live Without Them Publishing: Penguin Press (March 17, 2020) Synopsis...

BENJAMIN E. PARK – KINGDOM OF NAUVOO: The Rise and Fall of a Religious...

Author: Benjamin E. Park Book: KINGDOM OF NAUVOO: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier Publishing: Liveright (February 25, 2020) Synopsis (from...

LESLIE RULE – A TANGLED WEB: A Cyberstalker, a Deadly Obsession, and the Twisting...

Author: Leslie Rule Book: A TANGLED WEB: A Cyberstalker, a Deadly Obsession, and the Twisting Path to Justice Publishing: Citadel (April 28, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): You...

RICHARD STRATTON – IN THE WORLD: From the Big House to Hollywood

Author: Richard Stratton Book: IN THE WORLD: From the Big House to Hollywood Publishing: Arcade (February 4, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The Hollywood Ending of an Adrenaline-Filled...

TOBY MUSE – KILO: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels – From the Jungles to...

Author: Toby Muse Book: KILO: Inside the Deadliest Cocaine Cartels - From the Jungles to the Streets Publishing: William Morrow (March 24, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): For...

S.M. FORD – MEMOIRS OF THE SENATOR’S WIFE

Author: S.M. Ford Book: MEMOIRS OF THE SENATOR'S WIFE Publishing: Global Enterprises & Holdings Inc. (August 30, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The International Best Selling novel, Memoirs...

JOHN GILBERT – MIRACLE IN LAKE PLACID: The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told

Author: John Gilbert Book: MIRACLE IN LAKE PLACID: The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told Publishing: Sports Publishing (November 19, 2019) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A Celebration of America's...

DON WINSLOW – BROKEN

Author: Don Winslow Book: BROKEN Publishing: William Morrow (April 7, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): “One of America’s greatest storytellers.” – Stephen King "Winslow, whose work includes a dozen...

BEN COHEN – THE HOT HAND: The Mystery and Science of Streaks

Author: Ben Cohen Book: THE HOT HAND: The Mystery and Science of Streaks Publishing: Custom House (March 10, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): How can you maximize success—and...

STEVE INSKEEP – IMPERFECT UNION: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented...

Author: Steve Inskeep Book: IMPERFECT UNION: How Jessie and John Fremont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War Publishing: Penguin Press (January...

ANDY GREENE – THE OFFICE: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the...

Author: Andy Greene Book: THE OFFICE: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s Publishing: Dutton (March 24, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The untold stories...

GENE LUEN YANG – DRAGON HOOPS: From Small Steps to Great Leaps

Author: Gene Luen Yang Book: DRAGON HOOPS: From Small Steps to Great Leaps Publishing: First Second (March 17, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): In his latest graphic novel,...

JESSE DOUGHERTY – BUZZ SAW: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won...

Author: Jesse Dougherty Book: BUZZ SAW: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series Publishing: Simon & Schuster (March 24, 2020) Synopsis (from...

STEPHANIE STOREY – RAPHAEL, PAINTER IN ROME: A Novel

Author: Stephanie Storey Book: RAPHAEL, PAINTER IN ROME: A Novel Publishing: Arcade (April 7, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Another Fabulous Art History Thriller by the Bestselling Author...

JAMES SHAPIRO – SHAKESPEARE IN A DIVIDED AMERICA: What His Plays Tell Us About...

Author: James Shapiro Book: SHAKESPEARE IN A DIVIDED AMERICA: What His Plays Tell Us About our Past and Future Publishing: Penguin Press (March 10, 2020) Synopsis (from...

JOE YOGERST – 100 DRIVES 500 IDEAS: Where to Go * When to Go...

Author: Joe Yogerst Book: 100 DRIVES 500 IDEAS: Where to Go * When to Go * What to See * What to Do Publishing: National Geographic...

C.J. BOX – LONG RANGE: A Joe Pickett Novel

Author: C.J. Box Book: LONG RANGE: A Joe Pickett Novel Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (March 3, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must investigate...

DAVID PLOUFFE – A CITIZEN’S GUIDE TO BEATING DONALD TRUMP

Author: David Plouffe Book: A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO BEATING DONALD TRUMP Publishing: Viking (March 3, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): As seen on CBS This Morning, PBS NewsHour,...

KERRI MAHER – THE GIRL IN THE WHITE GLOVES: A Novel

Author: Kerri Maher Book: THE GIRL IN THE WHITE GLOVES: A Novel Publishing: Berkley (February 25, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): A life in snapshots… Grace knows what people...

JOSHUA HOOD – Robert Ludlum’s THE TREADSTONE RESURRECTION

Author: Joshua Hood Book: Robert Ludlum's THE TREADSTONE RESURRECTION Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (February 25, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The first novel in an explosive new series...

KATE WINKLER DAWSON – AMERICAN SHERLOCK: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Author: Kate Winkler Dawson Book: AMERICAN SHERLOCK: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI Publishing: G.P. Putnam's Sons (February 11, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From the...

ANN DRUYAN – COSMOS: Possible Worlds

Author: Ann Druyan Book: COSMOS: Possible Worlds Publishing: National Geographic (February 25, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): This sequel to Carl Sagan's blockbuster continues the electrifying journey through...

LIZ MOORE – LONG BRIGHT RIVER: A Novel

Author: Liz Moore Book: LONG BRIGHT RIVER: A Novel Publishing: Riverhead Books (January 7, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! A GOOD MORNING AMERICA...

CRAIG FEHRMAN – AUTHOR IN CHIEF: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and The...

AUTHOR: Craig Fehrman Book: AUTHOR IN CHIEF: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and The Books They Wrote  Publishing: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster...

HALFTIME INTERVIEW: John Osborn & Lynette Tapia

Here is my Davenport Cleaners halftime interview with American tenor John Osborn and Bolivian American soprano Lynette Tapia, husband and wife vocalists who perform...

MARK GREANEY – ONE MINUTE OUT: A Gray Man Novel

Author: Mark Greaney Book: ONE MINUTE OUT: A Gray Man Novel Publishing: Berkley (February 18, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling...

PHILIP RUCKER – A VERY STABLE GENIUS: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America

Co-Author: Philip Rucker (with Carol Leonnig) Book: A VERY STABLE GENIUS: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America Publishing: Penguin Press (January 21, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): The...

ALEXIS COE – YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST: A Biography of George Washington

Author: Alexis Coe Book: YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST: A Biography of George Washington Publishing: Viking (February 4, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): "Alexis Coe energetically dusts off...

PETER SCHWEIZER – PROFILES IN CORRUPTION: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite

Author: Peter Schweizer Book: PROFILES IN CORRUPTION: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite Publishing: Harper (January 21, 2020) Synopsis (from the Publisher): Washington insiders operate by a...
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