Forward Pass! Don’t Fumble These 11 Football Titles

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From Beating Goliath and Why Football Matters to What It Takes to win A Nearly Perfect Season

Essential Amis, Macomber, plus a Roundup of Historical Fiction from Gregory, Hunt, McCullough, Smith, Vreeland | Fiction Reviews

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Amis delivers a haunting indictment; a novel as audacious as it is chilling, Macomber’s latest will have readers flipping pages until the end, an epic and emotionally draining debut novel from Thomas, Gregory offers a fresh perspective on well-known British history

Transparent Language Online; Rosetta Stone Library Solution | Reference eReviews

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TLO offers not only a wide variety of languages but also different forms of some languages (both Urdu and Urdu–transliterated, for example); Rosetta Stone is popular, but libraries might be better off with a more comprehensive language-learning service.

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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“When I think about what librarians have done for me over the years—provided a space, kept it neat and attractive, filled it with books and technology and opportunities for growth—I realize that what they were really doing was providing a home for me by another name.”

Thor, Batman ’66, Daredevil, plus World War I in Comics, & Much, Much More | Graphic Novels Reviews

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A bloodier, earthier take on the Norse hero, preeminent comics scribe Busiek reveals the the extraordinary side of more ordinary folk living among superpowered movers and shakers, sports fans and history readers will find Kleist’s Boxer mesmerizing

Nonfiction on Napa Cuisine, John Fahey, Making Mead, Nazi-Occupied Paris, & Ancient Egypt | Xpress Reviews

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Kostow’s philosophy of cuisine, the life of John Fahey, Preserving Everything, foraging for wild edibles, making mead a home, for those with an interest in French/World War II history, the fascinating civilization of ancient Egypt

Graphic Novels Literary and Adventuresome from Kuper and Van Lente & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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The System has the heft of a literary novel; Volume 1 of Brain Boy is great fun for fans of sf or espionage thrillers

Fiction from Adler-Olsen, Gannon, Kellerman père et fils, Meyers, & Stanley | Xpress Reviews

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A twisty Scandinavian crime series, a military sf series fans will love, a disappointing outing for Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman, a novel that elicits compassion and high hopes, and Miranda Corbie returns in her third World War II mystery

E-Originals from Adams, Addams, Alden, Evers, Pengelley, & Walter Mosley | Xpress Reviews

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Paranormal romance with good and evil, Addams’s series launch is Cursed, a lively and deep foray into sf from Mosley, Pengelley rejects delivers a surprisingly entertaining read, Priestley’s debut features a unique twist

Continental Conquests, Cato’s Debut of the Month, Epics Take Over the Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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In the coming months, readers can look forward to door­stopper novels. Featuring worlds based closely on our own, many of these authors’ stories are epic fantasies, their landscapes painted one word at a time.

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