E-Originals from Boyce, Fielding & Others, Fraser, London, and Stein | Xpress Reviews

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Boyce’s latest historical is intriguing and unique, Fielding and company hit notes in m/m and fantasy romance, a twist brings Fraser’s latest to a satisfying ending, London presents a fun and fast contemporary, and Stein will mesmerize us

A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

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On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Cipriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for […]

Nonfiction: Iraq & Afghanistan, the Westons, Peggy Lee, Women in Politics, Beastie Boys | Xpress Reviews

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Latin American photos, dogs, U.S. wars in the Middle East, the Bible, the Weston sisters, travel and bartering, Peggy Lee, women in politics, Route 66, cybercrime, Carl Schmitt, the Beastie Boys, Northern race relations, aging well

Best Books 2014: More of the Best

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Abbott, Karen. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Harper. ISBN 9780062092892. $27.99, ebk. ISBN 9780062092915. HIST Abbott (Sin in the Second City) here follows four women—two on the side of the Union, two who sympathized with the Confederacy—who used the tools at their disposal to fight in the Civil War. […]

Graphic Novels from Harris, Hermann & Yves H., Hubert & Caillou, and Vansant | Xpress Reviews

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A smart and quirky tale from Harris, a sobering cautionary parable from Hermann & Yves H., a this sensitive coming-of-age-gay tale from Hubert & Caillou, and a useful introduction to the Battle of the Bulge from Vansant

Audiobooks from Candlish, Eggers, Glass, Greene, Hubbard, and Pasulka | Xpress Reviews

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Sun-drenched women’s fiction from Candlish, a miss from Eggers, an engaging and believable tale from Glass, historical Appalachian fiction from Greene, short stories from Hubbard, an optional sports story from Pasulka

Fiction from Cornwell, Finn, James, and Takano | Xpress Reviews

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Tenth-century English battles, trickery, and treachery from Cornwell, a solid balance between history and the supernatural from Finn, gothic overtones in James’s sophomore effort, a fast read jam-packed with speculation from Takano

Business & Economics, November 2014 | Best Sellers

February 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Unreliables, Trains, Spools, Girls, and Help for the Haunted | What We’re Reading

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Here’s what LJ staffers can’t stop reading this week.

Life, Death, War, and Peace | Memoir

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While the majority of this month’s memoirs touch in some way on war in the traditional sense of armed conflict against a known and defined enemy, many focus on battle in the metaphorical sense—the war within, the fights we undergo to define who we are.

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