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A Good Read — Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey

Here’s a book for fans of the PBS drama “Downton Abbey, the wildly popular series featuring the life of an aristocratic family on a decadent 20th century English countryside estate.


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A Good Read — Books for the Government Shutdown

With the ongoing government shutdown, now is the time to pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read or find a new one. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly has a few suggestions.


Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell.

A Good Read — Blind to Betrayal, By Jennifer Freyd and Pamela Birrell

Author Jennifer Freyd says her book is about something we all have in common.


COMBINED DESTINIES Co-editor Ann Todd Jealous.

A Good Read — Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism

In Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief about Racism Co-editor Ann Todd Jealous says the anthology shows that racism hurts everyone.


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A Good Read — The Last of the Doughboys by Richard Rubin

It was almost a hundred years ago, 99 to be exact, when World War I began. The U.S. didn’t enter the war until 1917 when it was nearly over, but America lost 117,000 men in just 19 months.


Frozen in Time author Mitchel Zuckoff.

A Good Read — Frozen In Time by Mitchell Zuckoff

Imagine surviving the winter for five months in a place where the wind can cut your eyes out. That’s what five men had to do in Greenland in November 1942, as detailed in the book Frozen In Time by Mitchell Zuckoff.


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A Good Read — Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

In her new book Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline writes about a little known and disturbing piece of American history that went on for 75 years.


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A Good Read — A Deeper Love Inside by Sister Souljah

Sister Souljah, the author known as the voice of the hip-hop generation, is finally out with the sequel to her 1999 novel, The Coldest Winter Ever. WNEW’S Judlyne Lilly talked to her about A Deeper Love Inside: The Porsche Santiaga Story.


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A Good Read — Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

Author and dancer Tim Federle followed the classic rule — “Write what you know” — in his book “Better Nate than Ever.”


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A Good Read — Trying by Rebecca Gale

Work-life balance is such a sought-after concept in today’s society that it has its own Wikipedia page. In Roll Call editor Rebecca Gale’s first novel, “Trying,” she explores that concept using some anecdotes from her own time as a Capitol Hill staffer.