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Here is the latest news in books and authors for Saturday, November 21, 2015.

Note: the list of National Book Award winners can be found here.

Todd Moss: Minute Zero

Nov 20, 2015

State Department crisis manager Judd Ryker is back in Todd Moss' new thriller, Minute Zero. This time Ryker is suddenly thrown into a quickly developing emergency in Zimbabwe, where a longtime strongman is being challenged for the presidency.

Whether it's coping with romance, surviving a social gathering, or clawing your way to the top of the corporate ladder (only to realize you can't get down), the cats that provide advice in You Need More Sleep: Advice from Cats will have you relaxed and ready to take on the world!

Against the backdrop of the devastating Galveston hurricane of 1900, The Promise tells a heartbreaking story with two unforgettable voices: Catherine Wainwright, a young pianist from Dayton, Ohio, who leaves town in the wake of a terrible scandal in order to marry a childhood admirer, the recently widowed Oscar Williams; and Oscar’s housekeeper, Nan, who struggles with her feelings for Oscar and for Andre, his young child.

Curt Whitacre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music talks about the CCM Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band's "Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suite & Holiday Concert" happening Sunday November 22.

Here is the latest news in books and authors for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

With titles such as Lost Ocean, Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden, Johanna Basford has earned the title of 'Adult Coloring Book Queen' by creating 'inky adventures' for the hidden artist in all of us.

The Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Housed at the British Museum, they are among its most visited and beloved objects - but who carved them?

Gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly and his wife, Kathryn, are some of the most celebrated criminals of the Great Depression. J. Edgar Hoover's Justice Department agents are given the sole authority to chase kidnappers across state lines. When Kelly botches the kidnapping of wealthy oilman, Charles Urschel, Hoover and his agents give chase across 16 state lines, generate headlines across America and give Hoover the legal clout to start his own federal bureau of investigation.

Sleuth at The Carnegie

Nov 13, 2015

The Carnegie in Covington presents the whodunit Sleuth. Mark gets the inside scoop from the play's director, Greg Proccacino.