How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman | LJ Review

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Goodman (How To Be a Victorian) is well known to lovers of BBC series such as Tudor Monastery Farm. Instead of kings and queens, this book focuses on the lives of ordinary people, from those in gentlemen’s households to tenant farmers.

Ruta Sepetys | LibraryReads Author, February 15, 2016

06.09.2011. WARSZAWA. AMERYKANSKA PISARKA LITEWSKIEGO POCHODZENIA RUTA SEPETYS, AUTORKA KSIAZKI "SZARE SNIEGI SYBERII". 
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*** ZDJECIE POCHODZI Z ZASOBOW AGENCJI FOTOGRAFICZNEJ "FOTORZEPA". PROSIMY O DOPISANIE ZRODLA "FOTORZEPA" OBOK NAZWISKA AUTORA OPUBLIKOWANEGO ZDJECIA. ***

Even as she chronicles maritime history’s worst tragedy—the 1945 Soviet sinking of the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff—Sepetys reveals her characters’ profound humanity to create a story that’s urgently and radiantly told.

Drawing Strife: Global Conflicts in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2016

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The striking images in graphic novels are an excellent means of depicting the physical and emotional trauma created by conflicts around the world.

Baker’s Debut of the Month, Bishop, Bonesteel, Kadrey, & others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2016

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Baker’s debut takes gritty urban fantasy in a new direction, vivid worldbuilding and myth creation from Bishop, fans of sf romance will cheer to have Bonesteel entering the genre, new novellas from McGuire, Parker, and Hunter

Collecting Stories: Faith Hunter’s Monster Anthology Features Jane Yellowrock

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Urban fantasy author Hunter was born in Louisiana and raised across the South. Her popular series include the “Skinwalker” books featuring Jane Yellowrock, a Cherokee skinwalker who hunts rogue vampires, and the postapocalyptic “Rogue Mage” novels, helmed by stone mage Thorn St. Croix.

Presidential Picks: Elect To Read These 9 Titles

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An intimate portrait of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington as businessman, an important and timely work on the Great Society program, Lunde’s book is accessible to the lay reader and authenticated for the historian

Mapping the Stars: New Astronomy Titles

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A useful resource for persons interested in exploring and gaining knowledge about the night sky, a fun and fascinating examination of the cosmos, an enjoyable read that will appeal to anyone who appreciates the astonishing

The Art of Fitting In | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2016

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Romances often deal with relevant social issues, and finding a place for oneself is a popular theme, as seen in several reviews below.

Life with a Special-Needs Child, First Dads, Early Literacy, Teen Talk | Parenting Reviews, February 15, 2016

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In this go-round of reviews of the child-rearing literature, we get a glimpse into the diverse parenting styles of U.S. presidents, life with a special-needs child, and new approaches to language development in children with cleft lip and palate.

Taylor Brown | Debut Spotlight, February 15, 2016

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In his just published debut novel, Fallen Land, Brown draws from the vivid landscape of the past to capture the harsh realities of the post–Civil War South.