Short Stories Collections | Wyatt’s World

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Gaiman gets under the skin with Trigger Warning; Heiny garners praise for Single, Carefree, Mellow; Link returns with Get in Trouble; debut collections from Pelecanos, Pierce.

First and Seconds: Debuts and Sophomore Efforts To Know in January | Wyatt’s World

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Based on the books receiving attention in places where readers gather, here are five works—all debuts or second novels—you should get to know.

Resolution Reading | Wyatt’s World

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January arrives with new books and resolutions—to clean up, be more productive, and lose weight (among many other things). Display possibilities are endless, from new hits to past favorites. Here are five titles to suggest and showcase.

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2015

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Playing a part in fiction, weather is an element that can infuse a novel with an icy punch, a damp slap, or a languid shimmer—as the following six novels ably prove.

Fiction RA Picks 2014: A Sampling | Wyatt’s World

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These five titles are likely to satisfy readers endlessly and can serve as long-term RA standards.

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Are Dreaming Spies | RA Crossroads

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Astute, precise, and elegant writing, great attention to time and place, and beautifully realized characters comprise King’s mystery series that is at once intelligent, reflective, and action filled (if not fast paced).

Year-End Review: ARRT Favorites from 2014 | The Reader’s Shelf, December 2014

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From Denfeld’s debut, The Enchanted to Bouman’s down-to-earth first-person mystery, Dry Bones in the Valley to Lepucki’s very different postapocalyptic ­vision, California.

Nonfiction RA Picks 2014 : A Sampling | Wyatt’s World

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Among the “best-of” lists are Biss’s On Immunity, Johnson’s How We Got to Now, Kolbert’s Sixth Extinction, Mead’s Life in Middlemarch, and Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice.

Books on Books for the Giving Season | Wyatt’s World

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From Novel Interiors to Novel Living, these five offerings will inspire the imagination.

Russian Reading | Wyatt’s World

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There seems to be a sudden flurry of books about Russia right now. From Limonov to Stalin, these five titles attest to epic journeys, lives, and a country’s past and present.