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Top Shelf is the place to find exclusive interviews and compelling discussions with today's bestselling authors—and to discover new talent that everyone will be talking about tomorrow. Want to know what's hot? Listen in and find out.

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Alix Strauss, author of the new paperback, Death Becomes Them, will discuss the unknown stories behind famous suicides throughout history with Carl Lennertz, Marketing director and fellow fan of the odd and unusual.

Lucy Hurston—author, college professor, and niece of Zora Neale Hurston—will discuss her aunt’s work with Jennifer Hubbell and her English class at Marymount High School in Los Angeles.

Harper Perennial and The Zinn Education Project are pleased to present a conversation with Howard Zinn on A People's History of the United States. The Zinn Education Project has solicited questions from teachers through their... more

Michael Signorelli, Wendy Lee, and Rob Crawford, all of HarperCollins, will discuss the trends, opportunities and challenges presented by the rapid growth of publishing in original paperback. Moderated by Carl Lennertz, VP of Retail... more

Join the New York Times bestselling mother and son writing team known as Charles Todd on Top Shelf as they chat about their upcoming novel, A Duty to the Dead, a new series featuring an unforgettable new protagonist, Bess Crawford.... more

Join Christina Baker Kline on Top Shelf as she discusses her latest novel, Bird in Hand. Told from four intertwined perspectives, Bird in Hand is a searing novel about friendship, love, marriage, loss, and the choices we make that irrevocably... more

Join Joyce Maynard on Top Shelf as she chats about her new novel, Labor Day, set for release on July 28. Maynard is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel To Die For and the bestselling memoir, At Home... more

Imagine buying the home of your dreams, a glorious old mansion nestled in a fairytale setting, and then coming across the clues of an elaborate puzzle hidden behind its walls that lead, first, to the discovery of a priceless treasure - and... more

Meet Steve Martini, one of the most popular thriller writers working today. His New York Times bestsellers, including Shadow of Power, Double Tap and more, feature defense attorney Paul Madriani, an intensely loyal and often complex... more

Dorothea Benton Frank returns to the enchanted landscape of South Carolina's Lowcountry made famous in her beloved New York Times bestseller Sullivans Island to tell the story of the next generation of Hamiltons and Hayes. Join her... more

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