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December 11th, 2012, 1:00AM

Frederick Hoxie, "This Indian Country" -- Prominent historian Hoxie traces the history and heroes of Indian political activism, whose battles have taken place in the courts and political arena.

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December 4th, 2012, 1:00AM

Dean Adams, "Four Thousand Hooks" -- Adams tells the true story of his adventures as a 16-year-old aboard an Alaska fishing boat.

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November 27th, 2012, 1:00AM

Jasper Fforde, "The Woman Who Died a Lot" -- Bookworld enforcement officer Thursday Next deals with an assassination attempt, her children's crises, and other challenges in Fforde's latest fantasy novel.

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November 20th, 2012, 1:00AM

Aaron Dixon, "My People Are Rising" -- A personal and political memoir by Dixon, who in 1968 founded the Seattle chapter of the Black Panthers.

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November 13th, 2012, 1:00AM

Louise Erdrich, "The Round House" -- In this coming-of-age novel set on North Dakota's Ojibwe reservation, the lives of 13-year-old Joe Coutts and his mother are turned upside down by a mysterious crime.

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October 30th, 2012, 1:00AM

Walter Stahr, "Seward" -- Best known for the purchase of Alaska, William Seward was Lincoln's closest Civil War advisor, a visionary U.S. leader -- and a fascinating character.

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October 23rd, 2012, 1:00AM

Tim Egan, "Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher" -- The riveting story of Edward Curtis, whose now-famous Native American photographs earned him scorn and poverty during his own lifetime.

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October 16th, 2012, 1:00AM

David Montgomery, "The Rocks Don't Lie" -- University of Washington Professor Montgomery chronicles his search for evidence of Noah's flood.

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October 9th, 2012, 1:00AM

Jonathan Evison, "The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving" -- A poignant and humorous novel. When his own life falls apart, Ben gets a job caring for Trevor, a petulant teen struggling against muscular dystrophy.

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October 2nd, 2012, 1:00AM

Ivan Doig, "The Bartender's Tale" -- "My father was the best bartender who ever lived" -- so begins Ivan Doig's latest novel about a young boy growing up in rural Montana.

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September 25th, 2012, 1:00AM

G. Willow Wilson, "Alif the Unseen" -- Hackers, geeks, the Arab Spring, a parallel universe, genies: they're all part of G. Willow Wilson's debut novel.

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September 18th, 2012, 1:00AM

Jess Walter, "Beautiful Ruins" -- In Jess Walter's latest novel, the lives of his protagonists match the title of the book: "Beautiful Ruins."

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September 11th, 2012, 1:00AM

Amanda Coplin, "The Orchardist" -- A reclusive orchardist and two young girls forge family bonds in Amanda Coplin's debut novel, set in the fruit-growing region of Eastern Washington.

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September 4th, 2012, 1:00AM

Sam Kean, "The Violinist's Thumb" -- Kean explores the fascinating world of DNA, proposing that qualities like musical talent, JFK's bronze skin (it wasn’t a tan) and Einstein’s genius can be chalked up to human genetics.

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August 28th, 2012, 1:00AM

Lorraine McConaghy, "New Land North of the Columbia" -- Historian McConaghy's unique book uses visuals to tell the story of early settlement in the Pacific Northwest.

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August 21st, 2012, 1:00AM

Chris Cleave, "Gold" -- Two ultra-competitive Olympic speed cyclists are forced to decide whether winning means more than friendship in popular British author Cleave's latest novel.

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August 14th, 2012, 1:00AM

David Brin, "Existence" -- Sci-fi writer Brin sets up a future alternate world, right here on planet earth. Brin's book is all about life, and what we make of it.

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August 7th, 2012, 1:00AM

Kirsten Grind, "The Lost Bank" -- Washington Mutual went from 'a friend of the family' to the largest bank failure in U.S. history. How did it happen? Grind gives the jaw-dropping inside story.

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July 31st, 2012, 12:00PM

Samuel Popkin, "The Candidate" -- Using memorable stories, veteran political analyst Popkin discusses what it takes to win -- and even harder, retain -- the White House.

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July 24th, 2012, 12:00PM

JA Jance, "Judgment Call" -- Acclaimed sheriff Joanna Brady is back in an exciting and twisting murder mystery set against the beauty and isolation of the Arizona desert.

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July 17th, 2012, 12:00PM

Yoram Bauman, "The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Vol 2" -- "Stand-up economist" Bauman dispenses economics education through jokes and cartoons.

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July 10th, 2012, 12:00PM

Mike Lawson, "House Blood" -- Troubleshooter Joe DeMarco faces a ruthless pharmaceutical exec and a duo of cold-blooded killers in Lawson's latest thriller.

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July 3rd, 2012, 7:00PM

Thomas Graham, "Unending Crisis" -- In his new book, former United States Ambassador and arms control expert Graham critiques U.S. national security policy since 9/11.

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June 26th, 2012, 7:00PM

Tony Angell, "Gifts of the Crow" -- Crows have huge brains for their size and are a lot like people: they mourn their dead -- and sometimes murder each other. Get to know the socially sophisticated crow.

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June 19th, 2012, 12:00PM

Mike Veseth, "Wine Wars" -- Economist Veseth tells the compelling story of the war between the market trends that are redrawing the world wine map and the "terroirists" who resist them.

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June 12th, 2012, 12:00PM

William Dietrich, "The Emerald Storm" -- Noted novelist Dietrich's newest book follows swashbuckling hero Ethan Gage on an 1803 hunt for the lost treasure of Montezuma.

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June 5th, 2012, 12:00PM

Stephanie Coontz, "A Strange Stirring" -- Coontz examines the early 1960s through the lens of Betty Friedan's bestselling and controversial 1963 book, "The Feminine Mystique."

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May 29th, 2012, 12:00PM

Blaine Harden, "Escape from Camp 14" -- Chronicling the life and remarkable prison camp escape of North Korean Shin Dong-hyuk, Harden unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian state.

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May 22nd, 2012, 12:00PM

Benjamin Busch, "Dust to Dust" -- A personal memoir about life and mortality written by well-known actor and former Marine Benjamin Busch.

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May 15th, 2012, 12:00PM

Jayne Ann Krentz, "Amanda Quick: Crystal Gardens" -- Host Terry Tazioli discusses her latest book and the romantic suspense genre with popular author Jayne Ann Krentz, aka Amanda Quick, aka Jayne Castle.

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May 8th, 2012, 7:00PM

George Dyson, "Turing’s Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe" -- Dyson’s account, both historic and prophetic, traces the construction of one of the first computers and the explosive growth of the digital universe after WWII.

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May 1st, 2012, 7:00PM

Doug Mack, "Europe on 5 Wrong Turns A Day" -- What happens when you tour today's Europe using your mother's 1960 guidebook? Doug Mack tried it, and writes about the experience.

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April 24th, 2012, 12:00PM

Bob Friel, "The Barefoot Bandit" -- Bold, brazen and often barefoot, he stole everything from food to airplanes. What makes Colton Harris-Moore tick? Well Read pursues the so-called barefoot bandit.

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April 17th, 2012, 12:00PM

Kathleen Flenniken, "Plume" -- The Hanford Nuclear Reservation... and poetry? The two are fused by Washington Poet Laureate Kathleen Flenniken, who grew up near Hanford.

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April 10th, 2012, 12:00PM

Jim Lynch, "Truth Like the Sun" -- Lynch's newest novel, set in Seattle, follows its characters from 1962 to 2001, deftly weaving in memories of the '62 World's Fair and local political corruption.

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April 3rd, 2012, 12:00PM

In the premiere episode, author Kent Hartman of "The Wrecking Crew" explains how an uncredited group of musicians played instruments on hundreds of Top 40 hits in the '60s.