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“Daddy Was a Number Runner” written by Louise Meriwether

Featured Contemporary Classic Mon-Fri @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm, and overnight @ 4am This modern classic is “a tough, tender, bitter novel of a black girl struggling towards womanhood” in 1930s Harlem—with a foreword by James Baldwin (Publishers Weekly). Depression-era Harlem is home for twelve-year-old Francie Coffin and her family, and it’s both a

“Salvage the Bones” written by Jesmyn Ward

“Salvage the Bones” written by Jesmyn Ward

Featured Contemporary Classic Mon-Fri @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm, and overnight @ 4am Winner of the National Book AwardJesmyn Ward, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, Unburied, Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. A hurricane is building over the

“The Path to the Spiders’ Nest” written by Italo Calvino

“The Path to the Spiders’ Nest” written by Italo Calvino

Featured Contemporary Classic Mon-Fri @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm, and overnight @ 4am Italo Calvino was only twenty-three when he first published this bold and imaginative novel. It tells the story of Pin, a cobbler’s apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II. He lives with his sister, a prostitute,

“Benediction” written by Kent Haruf

“Benediction” written by Kent Haruf

Featured Contemporary Classic Mon-Fri @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm, and overnight @ 4am A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year From the beloved and best-selling author of Plainsong and Eventide comes a story of life and death, and the ties that bind, once again set out on the High Plains in Holt, Colorado. When Dad Lewis

“Authority (Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy)” written by Jeff Vandermeer

“Authority (Book 2 of the Southern Reach Trilogy)” written by Jeff Vandermeer

Featured Contemporary Classic Mon-Fri @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm, and overnight @ 4am In Authority, the New York Times bestselling second volume of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy, Area X’s most disturbing questions are answered . . . but the answers are far from reassuring. After thirty years, the only human engagement with Area X—a seemingly malevolent

“Annihilation (Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy)” written by Jeff Vandermeer

“Annihilation (Book 1 of the Southern Reach Trilogy)” written by Jeff Vandermeer

Featured Contemporary Classic Mon-Fri @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm, and overnight @ 4am A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM ALEX GARLAND, STARRING NATALIE PORTMAN AND OSCAR ISAACThe Southern Reach Trilogy begins with Annihilation, the Nebula Award-winning novel that “reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare

“Love in the Time of Cholera” written by Gabriel García Márquez

“Love in the Time of Cholera” written by Gabriel García Márquez

Featured Contemporary Classic Monday – Friday @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm and 4am (overnight) INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A love story of astonishing power” (Newsweek), the acclaimed modern literary classic by the beloved Nobel Prize-winning author. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor,

“When the Emperor Was Divine” written by Julie Otsuka

“When the Emperor Was Divine” written by Julie Otsuka

Featured Contemporary Classic Monday – Friday @ 10am, with replays @ 11pm and 4am (overnight) “Spare, incisive. . . . The mood of the novel tensely reflects the protagonists’ emotional state: calm surfaces above, turmoil just beneath.” –Boston Globe From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Buddha in the Attic and The Swimmers, this commanding debut novel paints

“Neverwhere” written by Neil Gaiman

“Neverwhere” written by Neil Gaiman

Featured Contemporary Classic Monday – Friday @ 10am-11am / 11pm – 12am / 4:00am – 5:00am The #1 New York Times bestselling author’s ultimate edition of his wildly successful first novel featuring his “preferred text”—and including the special “Neverwhere” tale “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back.” Published in 1997, Neil Gaiman’s darkly hypnotic first novel, Neverwhere, heralded

“Cat’s Cradle” written by Kurt Vonnegut

“Cat’s Cradle” written by Kurt Vonnegut

Featured Contemporary Classic Monday – Friday @ 10am-11am / 11pm – 12am / 4:00am – 5:00am “A free-wheeling vehicle . . . an unforgettable ride!”—The New York Times  “[Vonnegut is] an unimitative and inimitable social satirist.”—Harper’s Magazine“Our finest black-humorist . . . We laugh in self-defense.”—Atlantic Monthly Cat’s Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical commentary on modern man

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“Lessons in Chemistry” written by Bonnie Garmus

“Lessons in Chemistry” written by Bonnie Garmus

Featured Best-Selling Fiction Mon-Fri @ 9am, with replays @ 10pm, and overnight @ 3am #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • GMA BOOK CLUB PICK • Meet Elizabeth Zott: “a gifted research chemist, absurdly self-assured and immune to social convention” (The Washington Post) in 1960s California whose career takes a detour when she becomes the unlikely star of a beloved TV cooking show. • STREAM ON

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