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Just the Right Book Podcast: Linda Fairstein’s ‘Digging for Trouble’ and 11 Books to Read Now

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Former Books on The Nightstand host, “rep extraordinaire” and frequent guest Michael Kindness is back to add to your winter reading list! Also in this episode, Roxanne speaks to author and former New York City prosecutor Linda Fairstein, the writer of 19 internationally best-selling Alex Cooper novels. Fairstein stopped by Just the Right Book Podcast to chat about her kids book Digging for Trouble, the second book in her Devlin Quick Mysteries. The story follows twelve-year-old supersleuth Devlin Quick as she heads to Montana to dig out dinosaur bones, but instead discovers a mystery. So what inspired Linda to write about dinosaurs besides her love for New York City’s Museum of Natural History? She explains learning that “Montana, Wyoming, and…

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12 Reasons Why 2017 Was The Best Year Ever for Photo Books

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This had to be the best year for photo books. From Rolling Stone’s 50th Anniversary book to President Obama photographers have captured the essence of human life and crafted them into beautiful collections. Here are 12 photo books that made and impression on us this year: Obama: An Intimate Portrait, Pete Souza Prince: A Private View, Afshin Shahidi Inside Studio 54, Mark Fleischman 52 Must-See Movies and Why They Matter, Jeremy Arnold and Robert Osborne   Why We March, Voices from the Women’s March 100 Photographs, Time Magazine 100 Best Celebrity Photos, People Magazine NY in the Snow, Vivienne Gucwa 50 Years of New New York, New York Maazine 50 Years of Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone Magazine Secret Marvels of…

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New Books About Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks and President Obama in Time for Black Friday Shopping

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This is a big week for shopping and for books and so is our round-up of new releases! While you are making your shopping list (and checking it twice), here are some nice, naughty and feel good books to check out this weekend. Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama’s Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers), Pete Souza Pete Souza, who served as the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Obama, was able to capture much more of Obama as a public figure. Now, in his new portrait book, Souza has compiled photographs specifically for young readers, showing Obama as a man who served as an inspiration to generations of people. Behind-the-scenes stories and photographs of the family are included as…

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From Obama to Trump (and Everything in Between): 2017 Election Day New Releases

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Since last November, Presidential politics and elections have been on everyone’s mind. Regardless of which side of the political aisle you fall, each of us has pondered the future of American politics and whether or not our democracy can withstand the impact of foreign intrusion and maintain its integrity for future generation. As voting citizens, we have the right to explore our political options and vote for the candidate we best see fit to lead our nation.  However, much can be learned from critical analysis and study of the political process. Today is yet another election day, and we will once again be deciding the very fate of the union. The majority of the races are for local candidates, but…

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Picturing Hope: White House Photographer Pete Souza’s ‘Intimate Portrait’ of President Obama

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“They called him analytical and cerebral. But the lasting impression of Barack Obama’s presidency is deeply human and emotional. This is his legacy.” ~ Scott Snowman, January 18, 2017 in The Prompt White House photographers are not just taking pictures; they are documenting history and preserving a legacy.  Whatever your political views, there is one thing that will not change about the Barack Obama presidency: he was the nation’s first African American elected to the highest office in the land.  This was a hard-won feat that many, particularly those who grew up during the era of Jim Crow, never believed would see accomplished in their lifetime. But it did and everything else that followed was equally historic. Now, a year…

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