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Discover Great New Writers, Fall 2014

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Each season, Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program offers good insights into just-popping books that people will be reading and discussing. Many of the books on this fall’s list will have already hit your radar—e.g., Edan Lepucki’s California, famously praised by Stephen Colbert, and Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist and Malcolm Brooks’s Painted Horses, […]

Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Part II | What We’re Reading

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Part II of the ThrillerFest “What We’re Reading” report

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

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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 […]

Romance Awards Presented in San Antonio | RWA 2014

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

Beranbaum’s Baking Bible, Bittman’s VB6, Shumski’s Waffles, & More | Cooking Reviews

Baking Bible

Beranbaum bridges the gap between popular home baking collections and professional texts, Bittman’s latest will coax readers toward a healthier lifestyle, Shumski’s unconventional cooking method isn’t gourmet, but it’s a lot of fun

Science and Jewish History, Everything To Know About Making Bread, Evolutionary Biology, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

A Chosen Calling

Efron discusses the profound influence of Jews on 20th-century science, Fromartz displays his exhaustive knowledge of the craft, history, and culture of bread making, nonspecialists will appreciate this sweeping panorama of ancient life

How To Get Unstuck, Dry Your Own Food, Weave, Mend, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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Creative Block is an ideal resource for any type of visually creative person working in any medium, Marrone covers drying your own food in painstaking detail, one of weaving’s greats imparts knowledge to a wider audience

Premodern Sea Travel, Marriage Equality, Casey on Fiction, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Barrie takes readers on a tour of the history of maritime navigation; a timely account of the legal struggles to attain fundamental rights; Casey’s guide belongs on every writer’s shelf; how university libraries have created new services

Q&A: Kim Werker, Author of Make It Mighty Ugly

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Kim Werker talks to LJ about her goals for the Mighty Ugly project

Hollywood History, Comedy Writers on Humor, Creative Crafting, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Foodies and celebrity watchers alike will be delighted by this walk through Hollywood drinking history, Sack’s collection is full of great moments, Werker provides a look at the internal voices that keep people from expressing their creativity

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