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That’s So Nineties | Memoir

The Call of the Farm

Remember the good times in these Nineties-themed memoirs.

Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

Truth Be Told

LJ/ School Library Journal staffers—and a special guest librarian—talk about Girls Gone and on the Train; Getting Better Than Before; Watching Anjelica; politics and prizes in China; what to wear; and animal-human transmissions

An Inaugural Poet’s Rx for Fear of Poetry; American Poets Prizes

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“In America, we don’t have a built-in gene to hate poetry,” proclaimed 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco while giving the Blaney Lecture at the eighth annual Poets Forum, an extravaganza of lectures and readings held in New York October 16–18 under the aegis of the Academy of America Poets. But as Blanco pointed out, most […]

Alexander’s Debut of the Month, Gibson, Marillier, Plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Alexander’s debut is a horror novel to anticipate, Gibson gets more complicated, Marillier’s new series opener, set in ancient Ireland, echoes with fairy tales a just a hint of magic.

Vintage Finds | Wyatt’s World

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The allure of decades-old fashion and design is still going strong; here are five titles to consider adding to your collection.

Selecting a Camel: A How-To | Books for Dudes

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Somewhere between Heinrich Böll’s Murke’s Collected Silences and Rachel Ingalls’ Mrs. Caliban I realized how much readers bring of themselves into what they read. How can an author be sure that their work will be interpreted the way they intended? I thought more, realizing about midway through John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom novels that, of course, […]

Nonfiction: America 1844, Dunham, Matisse, Geronimo, Dogs, Dietrich von Hildebrand | Xpress Reviews

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Our country in 1844, learning from Dunham, Matisse’s sculpture and society, shamanism and Apache medical tradition, a sweetly told dog story (as told by the dog), a new voice on the record of German resistance

Audiobooks from Andrews, Barclay, Ewan, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Urban fantasy from husband-and-wife team Andrews, a mess from Barclay, a mystery/thriller from Ewan, and a spy-filled historical romance from Willig

Fiction from Allen, Baldacci, McCall Smith, & Rodale, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Allen’s stories wring sadness and cause chills, the best Puller novel yet from Baldacci, a suspenseful debut from Belle, a welcome addition to McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series, Rodale closes her trilogy on a darker note

Don’t Trust These Ladies | African American Fiction (And More!)

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October’s lead female characters toy with men’s emotions, lie to them, steal their money, cheat on them, and even physically torture them. In particula, the authentic out-of-control take on a woman’s gambling addiction makes S.K. Collins’s Crooked G’s the pick of the month

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