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Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

Romance Writers of America (RWA) held its 34th annual conference in San Antonio, beginning on July … [Continue Reading]

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Gentlemen, Start Your Hammocks! | Books for Dudes

Part of being a dude in the summer is mowing the lawn and then kicking back in a hammock with a beer … [Continue Reading]

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Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Pt. I | What We’re Reading

This year’s ThrillerFest, held in New York City at the Grand Hyatt July 8–12, was a great … [Continue Reading]

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Family Papers | Memoir

Buggy and muggy conditions at the beach have driven me indoors and, despite the lingering, scratchy … [Continue Reading]

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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce August Favorites

Squeezing in last on this month's list of what librarians are enjoying is Thrity Umrigar's … [Continue Reading]

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Rainbow Rowell | Spotlight

Rainbow Rowell has built her remarkable—and newly successful—career on the simple advice of her … [Continue Reading]

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Attention-Grabbing Stories | African American Fiction (and More!)

Overworked plot devices can destroy readers’ enthusiasm, so it’s such a thrill to discover fresh out-of-the-ordinary action in this month’s selections.

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Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

Romance Writers of America (RWA) announce its top award winners in nine categories

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Cornwell, Greenberg, Harrison, Leovy, Simsion | Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2015, Pt. 4

Cornwell, Bernard. The Empty Throne. Harper. Jan. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780062250711. $27.99. HISTORICAL FICTION It’s hard going for Uhtred in this eighth entry in the popular “Saxon Tales” series by New York Times best-selling author Cornwell. First, to heal from wounds he has received in battle, he must find the sword that did the damage. […]

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Egyptian Revolution, European Flashpoints, Cryptocurrency, & More | Jan. 2015, Pt. 4

Cambanis, Thanassis. Once Upon a Revolution: An Egyptian Story. S. & S. Jan. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781451658996. $26. POLITICAL SCIENCE A correspondent for the Atlantic who also writes “The Internationalist” column for the Boston Globe, Cambanis captures the 2011 Tahrir Square revolution in Cairo by focusing on two key leaders: Basem, a middle-class architect not […]

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Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

Romance Writers of America (RWA) announce its top award winners in nine categories

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Fiction from Best-Selling Authors Krentz, Neuhaus, Itani, Woods, & More | Fiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 4

Banks, Maya. In His Keeping. Morrow. Jan. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9780062312488. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062312495. ROMANCE A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with 1.4 million copies of her “Breathless” trilogy out there in this country alone, Banks seems to be leaving behind mass market for the trade paperback format. Arial, dumped […]

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On Vacation: Books for Summer Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

Here are six ways to envision summer; from The Vacationers to The Miniaturist

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Attention-Grabbing Stories | African American Fiction (and More!)

Overworked plot devices can destroy readers’ enthusiasm, so it’s such a thrill to discover fresh out-of-the-ordinary action in this month’s selections.

Family Papers | Memoir

Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

Spanish on our Shelves | Collection Development: Spanish-Language Materials

With 37 million speakers, Spanish is the top non-English language spoken at home in the United States, with audiences from different countries and different traditions. These 44 titles, plus a list of vendors, will help librarians appeal to every population.

Daddy Issues | Memoir

It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

Intrigue and Inspiration | African American Fiction (and More!)

My background evaluating young adult books has me always noting a novel’s first sentence. A teenage audience has to be hooked early and fast. Most readers are familiar with famous first lines such as these three that grab readers’ attention: You don’t know about me without you have read a book by the name of […]

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On Vacation: Books for Summer Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

Here are six ways to envision summer; from The Vacationers to The Miniaturist

Reading Hollywood (or Thereabouts) | Wyatt’s World

Lives are upended in Arts & Entertainments, Bloom’s character-rich coming-of-age story, Grant’s memoir illustrates the virtue of resilience, Harvey on the intimate power of film, and glitzy beach reading from Sohn.

Gentlemen, Start Your Hammocks! | Books for Dudes

Part of being a dude in the summer is mowing the lawn and then kicking back in a hammock with a beer and the latest biography of Don Knotts. Or maybe the new David Foster Wallace Reader, or any of the selections below. We got a coupla thrillahs, some triathlon awesomeness, some comic bookage, a […]

A Different Kind of Beach Reading | Wyatt’s World

From adventures to tragedies to court cases and more, here are five titles that allow readers to get their feet wet without leaving home.

Meat, Smoke, and Fire: Five Books for the Grilling Season | Wyatt’s World

Fieri’s fun, everybody-can-do-it guide, Ford’s smart & grand book for cooks with big dreams, champion pitmaster Lilly guides everyday cooks, Mylan’s chic guide to all things meat, and a gang of London chefs do BBQ, and much more.

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