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Discover Our Past: From Lives in Ruins to Indiana Jones | RA Crossroads

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Taking readers across centuries and around the planet, Johnson provides a collection of linked essays and character portraits centered on the archaeologists who toil in obscurity to discover our past in Lives in Ruins.

Countdown to Thanksgiving: A Four-Week Tour of Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Five key 2014 cookbooks about which every collection development librarian and readers’ advisor should know.

Davis, Hubert & Kerascoet, McCloud, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

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How To Be Happy is an elegant, sophisticated smorgasbord for lovers of literary comics, McCloud’s Scultpor is an outstanding achievement, extraordinarily moving and memorable.

Chance’s Debut of the Month, Noirish Crime from Graham, Wiley, & New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews

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November offers a cornucopia of debuts and series launches for which mystery buffs of all stripes will give plenty of thanks.

Barrett, Barry, Ekbäck, Olsson, To Name a Few | Debut Fiction

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A light soufflé of a book from Alexander, Bard-Collins’s debut is almost as much an architectural history as it is a mystery, Barrett’s first collection heralds a brutal yet alluring new voice, multi-award-winning poet Barry’s first novel is fierce.

African American Lives: Books for February, Black History Month

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These 100 titles celebrate the rich variety of the lives of the community’s artists, ­businesspeople, athletes, scholars, activists, and more.

Top Indie Fiction: 15 Key Titles Beyond the Best Sellers List for Fall 2014

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From Arditti’s polished language to Donovan’s gorgeously rendered upscale historical and Hepner’s quietly dazzling debut, there are works here for language lovers with tastes for the thoughtful, superbly controlled, and even disturbing.

Audiobooks from de Rosnay, Hayes, Hiaasen, & Hubbard | Xpress Reviews

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de Rosnay misses with The Other Story, Hayes is recommended for thriller collections, Hiaasen’s columns are a marginal purchase, Hubbard’s stories are uneven

Nonfiction on William Mortensen, Sportswriting, Gay Marriage, Cycling, & the Civil War | Xpress Reviews

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Forgotten Hollywood photographer William Mortensen, Malley on British sports, a sincere treatise on gay marriage, a quirky compendium for cycling enthusiasts, a picturesque volume on the Civil War that is a must for history buffs

Fiction from Littlewood, Roberts, & Tepper, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Grisly supernatural crime fiction, a roller-coast romantic debut, an engaging, romantic page-turner from Roberts, and a fascinating and frustrating postapocalyptic tale from Tepper

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