May 31, 2013 Historian Mary Louise Roberts' new book explores the interactions between soldiers and French women after the U.S. liberated France. She found that American soldiers horrified some towns by having sex with prostitutes in public places, and 1944 saw a wave of rape accusations against GIs.
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May 31, 2013 Author Andrea Davis Pinkney won this year's Coretta Scott-King award for her children's book, 'Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America.' It's all about digging deeper into the lives of some of America's most important figures. For Tell Me More's occasional 'In Your Ear' series, she shares the songs that inspire her.
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May 31, 2013 Appearing at No. 9, Tom Reiss' The Black Count describes Alexandre Dumas' swashbuckling father.
by Tom Reiss
by Cheryl Strayed
by Eben Alexander, M.D.
by Susan Cain
by Daniel Kahneman
by Jenny Lawson
May 31, 2013 A Nazi soldier's wife hides a Jewish family in David Gillham's City of Women, appearing at No. 14.
by David R. Gillham
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
by Jess Walter
by Maria Semple
by Adam Johnson
by B.A. Shapiro
May 31, 2013 Renowned basketball coach Phil Jackson reflects on his career in Eleven Rings. It debuts at No. 6.
by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty
by David Sedaris
by Sheryl Sandberg
by Michael Pollan
by Rick Atkinson
by Francesco Marciuliano
May 31, 2013 Debuting at No. 2, Khalid Hosseini's And The Mountains Echoed explores two siblings' separation.
by Khaled Hosseini
by Dan Brown
by John Le Carre
by Kate Atkinson
by Gillian Flynn
May 31, 2013 The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
May 31, 2013 Reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy, who covered Bulger for years for The Boston Globe, have a book out about the career criminal. Bulger was wanted for 19 murders when he was captured by the FBI in 2011. Jury selection for his trial begins June 6.
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This sheepskin scroll found in the University of Bologna archives dates from 1155 to 1225, according to carbon testing.
May 31, 2013 Also: Bill Clinton blurbs a comic book; Rev. Andrew M. Greeley has died; Molly Fischer on Zelda Fitzgerald.
May 31, 2013 Children's librarian Mara Alpert recommends 10 titles that will send youngsters off on brand-new adventures. In these books, kids will learn what baby animals do on their first day of life, what baseball games are like in Japan, and what happens when you read a poem from bottom to top.
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May 30, 2013 Glen Weldon gives close attention to a story from what he calls "Superman: The Crazypants Years."
Rev. Andrew Greeley in 1992.
May 30, 2013 He thought of himself as a priest first and foremost. But Greeley was famous for his sometimes steamy novels that also cast a critical eye at his church. Greeley was 85 and had been in poor health since suffering a brain injury in 2008.
Jack Vance wrote more than 60 books.
David M. Alexander
May 30, 2013 Also: Don Share is named the new editor of Poetry magazine; Malcolm Gladwell hates the New York Public Library.
May 30, 2013 Vacations are where we do some of our most serious thinking, but when it comes to summer reading, we often reach for mindless reads. This year, beautifully written memoirs — about unspeakable loss, motherhood and the process of healing — offer substantial stories that tear at the heart.
May 30, 2013 In We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo tells the story of Darling and her friends, desperate children who live in a shantytown called Paradise. Although the early chapters are told in a child's voice, there is no whimsy in this novel of a turbulent Zimbabwe.
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