Best Books 2014: More of the Best

Liar, temptress

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.

Best Sellers | Audiobooks, November 1, 2014

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A blood feud, a perfect life, and an arsonist!

Graphic Novels from Pak & Lee and Rabaté | Xpress Reviews

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Batman and Superman in various incarnations battle it out; a gorgeous and engaging wordless play from Rabaté

Nonfiction for Knitters and Military Decision-Makers | Xpress Reviews

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A worthwhile book intended for a wide range of knitters and the government’s role in decision-making on military action

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