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Well-known authors talk about their most recent books, including mystery, thriller, science fiction, and humor. Also nonfiction biography, history, and memoir.

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Well-known authors talk about their most recent books, including mystery, thriller, science fiction, and humor. Also nonfiction biography, history, and memoir.

    Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable”

    Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable”

    by She feels, she says, “a little bit vulnerable.” For the first time, actress Janine Turner opens up about her private life in a book she calls “A Little Bit Vulnerable.” In what her publisher calls a “breathtaking sweep of her half a century of living,” Turner chronicles her journeys through the canyons of her […] The post Janine Turner “A Little Bit Vulnerable” appeared first on Eye on Books.

    Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

    Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble”

    by American history books often compress momentous events into capsules, summaries, one-line explanations. Such has often been the case with President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, the history-changing document that freed the slaves and changed the course of the Civil War. Now historian and journalist Todd Brewster restores the detail that’s missing, and shows us the […] The post Todd Brewster “Lincoln’s Gamble” appeared first on Eye on Books.

    Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered”

    Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered”

    by James Madison may not spring to mind the same way that, say, George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or even Alexander Hamilton do. But as a major new biography of our fourth president shows, without Madison’s influence, the entire trajectory of the young United States would have been different. Lynne Cheney‘s book “James Madison: A […] The post Lynne Cheney “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” appeared first on Eye on Books.

    Philip Kerr “Prayer”

    Philip Kerr “Prayer”

    by We know the power of prayer, to heal and comfort. But what if someone wanted to use that power to afflict — and kill? Philip Kerr‘s new psychological thriller “Prayer” poses that uncomfortable question. Gil Martins, an agent with the FBI’s Domestic Terrorism Unit in Houston, confronts the violence generated by extremism every day. […] The post Philip Kerr “Prayer” appeared first on Eye on Books.

    Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

    Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over”

    by During her extensive travels around the U.S., actress and author Marlo Thomas kept meeting women who were “stuck.” Stuck in a dead-end job. Stuck with a suddenly-empty nest and no plan for what to do next. Stuck in indecision over where their life should go. A few years ago Thomas launched a website for […] The post Marlo Thomas “It Ain’t Over . . Till It’s Over” appeared first on Eye on Books.

    Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

    Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln”

    by Heroes. We all need them, we all love them — and the message of new books by a bestselling thriller writer is that each of us can be a hero. Brad Meltzer is already author of the books “Heroes For My Son” and “Heroes For My Daughter,” but those books are aimed at parents, […] The post Brad Meltzer “I am Abraham Lincoln” appeared first on Eye on Books.

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