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Nonfiction from the Royal Horticultural Society’s Garden | Xpress Reviews

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A collection of writings from the Royal Horticultural Society’s magazine, The Garden

A Total Hot Mess of Bookage | Books for Dudes

Transylvania Detective Squad

The BFD picks of December include a detective novel set in the afterlife; a book of poetic short stories all about faraway conflicts; three nonfiction titles about teamwork, heroism, and how far being nice can get you; a lifelong Sasquatch hunt; and Matt Sumell’s wicked rockin’ debut novel.

Year-End Extravaganza: Top 11 Books of 2014 | Books for Dudes

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Douglas Lord picks the top 11 dudely books of 2014.

Q&A with Carlene Thompson | Sponsored

Can't find my way home

Carlene Thompson’s latest, Can’t Find My Way Home, an intriguing suspense novel about family secrets and serial murders, is set to come out in February 2015 in the US. NOTE: This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.

History of Science, December 2014 | Best Sellers

March 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Fiction from Bell, Benson, Frampton, & Grahame-Smith | Xpress Reviews

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Get a “dirty rush” from Bell, urban fantasy from Benson, an anything-but-predictable romance from Frampton, and a colorful and historically detailed mashup from Grahame-Smith

E-Originals from Boykin, LeCoeur, Maxfield, Porter, plus a Christmas Quartet | Xpress Reviews

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Tule Pub. adds to its canon with Christmas stories from Boykin and Porter, plus a quartet of tales about celebrating in the Big Apple; LeCoeur entrances with a historical Big Easy tale; and Maxfield’s characters leap off the page

Protecting the King | African American Fiction (And More!)

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Demand will soar for Dickey, Allen’s solid story alternates between romance and crime fiction, Mink is on top of her game creating great side characters and a flawed protagonist who tries to do the right thing.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce January Favorites

As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust

Below are the January releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Bradley, Alan. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust. Delacorte. ISBN 9780345539939. $25; […]

With a Bang and No Whimpers | Memoir

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This month’s memoir column features women on the cusp of change and a 50-year estrangement.

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