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Nonfiction RA Picks 2014 : A Sampling | Wyatt’s World

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Among the “best-of” are Biss’s On Immunity, Johnson’s How We Got to Now, Kolbert’s Sixth Extinction, Mead’s Life in Middlemarch, and Sides’s In the Kingdom of Ice.

Audiobooks from Fortier, Ivy, McGarrity, and Poehler | Xpress Reviews

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Two stories of strong women from Fortier, a new series from Ivy, characters drawn with nuance and pathos by McGarrity, and funny and powerful truisms from Poehler

Graphic Novels from Keatinge & del Duca, Williams & Coleby, and Zimmerman & Scott | Xpress Reviews

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A fully developed cast of well-rounded characters from Keatinge and del Duca; an informed, provocative alternate history from Williams and Coleby; and fascinating true-life tales of espionage, diplomacy, and high-tech aerospace innovation

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

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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

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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

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