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Librarian Nancy Pearl Shares 4 Fantastic Books For The End Of 2019

<a href="https://apps.npr.org/best-books"><strong>NPR's Book Concierge</strong></a> offers 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and critics — including librarian Nancy Pearl. <strong><a href="https://apps.npr.org/best-books/">Click here to find your next great read.</a></strong>
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<a href="https://apps.npr.org/best-books"><strong>NPR's Book Concierge</strong></a> offers 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and critics — including librarian Nancy Pearl. <strong><a href="https://apps.npr.org/best-books/">Click here to find your next great read.</a></strong>

This year, Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl has focused her reading recommendations on great stories that will also teach you something about the real world. She says there are plenty of readers who find that "fiction gives you the truth of history and nonfiction gives you the facts." With that in mind, she shares the following titles with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep.

(These recommendations have been edited for clarity and length.)

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