First and Seconds: Debuts and Sophomore Efforts To Know in January | Wyatt’s World

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Based on the books receiving attention in places where readers gather, here are five works—all debuts or second novels—you should get to know.

Graphic Novels from Bagge, Barry, Casey & Co., and Dahl | Xpress Reviews

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Bagge brings a tense, frantic-paced underground-comic style to the workplace, Barry will be appreciated most by her fans, and Dahl’s intriguing collection is for aficionados of Japanese culture

Nonfiction: Lincoln’s Dog, Burroughs’s Pix, War on Terror, Evolution, Human Rights, Math | Xpress Reviews

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How Burroughs’s wrote, truth behind national parks, war on terror reference, an exquisitely conceived book on women in charge, Bill Nye on life’s origins, a scholarly look at human rights law, and the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia

Audiobooks from Billingham, Box, Leon, Littlefield, McKinney, & Mones | Xpress Reviews

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A terrific murder mystery from Billingham, some Pickett shorts from Box, more Brunetti from Leon, psychological character studies from Littlefield, McKinney’s latest fails to impress, an unconventional romance and a Chinese setting from Mones

Music & Art, January 2015 | Best Sellers

April 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Fiction from Brandt, Persson, & a Debut Thriller | Xpress Reviews

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Crackling dialog and a panoramic view of urban life from Price alter ego Harry Brandt, a good bet for Nordic crime fans from Persson, and Reardon’s well-written and fast-paced debut thriller

E-Originals from Danes, Davis, Lauren, Rand, Rosemoor, & Stewart | Xpress Reviews

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An interesting series title lead-up, a solid sense of setting from Davis, sweet and sexy erotica from Lauren, romance on the down-and-dirty side from Rand, and steamy romance and razor-sharp suspense from Rosemoor

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce February Favorites

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Another great family story from Anne Tyler tops the list of the February releases that librarians are enjoying most. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Tyler, Anne. A […]

Custer, King, Lincoln, New Pro Media | Social Sciences Reviews, January 2015

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Fraser’s work shines as an angry but cogent denouncement of America’s growing wealth disparity; West shares King’s views and visions on radical love; McGinty gives us the best accounting of Lincoln, the lawyer, to date.

From Seasonal Cocktails to Nutritional Perfection | Science & Technology Reviews, January 2015

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All a cocktail lover needs for the holiday season; Price’s entertaining and informative book traces the history of vitamins and nutritional diseases; Ferguson’s excellent and inspiring work is for anyone wishing to get in shape.

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