Best Books 2013: Spirituality/Religion

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Cool, Michel. Francis: A New World Pope. Eerdmans. ISBN 9780802871008. pap. $14. The book for Catholic and non-Catholic readers alike not only to learn about Jorge Maria Bergoglio, the Argentine-born Pope Francis, but to gain from Cool’s shrewd insights into vexing issues facing this new papacy and the church at large. Will Francis prove to […]

Best Books 2013: Sci-Tech

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By Margaret Dominy Hirschfeld, Erik & others. The World’s Rarest Birds. Princeton Univ. (WildGuides). ISBN 9780691155968. $45. NAT HIST A landmark volume of unparalleled coverage, with the world’s endangered birds caught in the wild—photographically—thanks to a contest to secure the images, 977 of them. (Some birds were too rare to find, and an illustration must […]

Best Books 2013: Business

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By Elizabeth Nelson Berger, Jonah. Contagious: Why Things Catch On. S. & S. ISBN 9781451686579. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781451686593. BUS Berger provides a look at why some things catch on (and others don’t) by examining the six principles—STEPPS—that make something really popular and using a series of stories from different industries, from restaurants to technology, […]

Best Media 2013: Best Audio

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LJ’s best audiobooks of 2013, fiction and nonfiction

Best Media 2013: Best Video

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The top 20 DVDs of 2013, chosen by Library Journal’s top video columnist, Jeff T. Dick

Best Books 2013: Ebook Romances

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A librarian selects her favorite ebook romances of 2013

Best Books 2013: Women’s Fiction

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The best women’s fiction of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Thrillers

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The best thrillers of 2013.

Best Books 2013: SF/Fantasy

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The best sf/fantasy of 2013.

Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

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