Tonight, Tavis Smiley talks with pastor Max Lucado, whose Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference (Thomas Nelson, 978-0849920691, $24.99; Thomas Nelson unabridged CD, $24.99) pubs in September.

On KCRW’s Bookworm, Martha McPhee discussed her fourth novel, Dear Money (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 978-0151011650, $25; Blackstone Audio unabridged CD, $29.95).

Today’s Leonard Lopate Show hosted Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Thomas French, author of Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives (Hyperion, 978-1401323462, $24.99; Tantor unabridged CD, $34.99). PW considered it “A thoughtful and moving but unsentimental portrait of life in captivity and a broad introduction to some of its most salient—and intractable—dilemmas.”

This evening on The Colbert Report: bestselling adventure writer Jon Krakauer, whose Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman (Anchor, 978-0307386045, $15.95; RH Audio unabridged CD, $40) is recently out in paperback. PW’s starred review declared “Krakauer, by telling Tillman's personal story and blowing apart the ‘cynical cover-up’ that followed his killing, Krakauer lays bare the best--and worst--of America's War on Terror.”

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