The Debt Industry, Bonapartes & Kennedys, Berlin, Plus Pro Media, Best Travel, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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A biography of Napoleon that stands apart from the rest, key concepts of copyright as they relate to academic libraries and higher education, sexual diversity in the German capital, the tragically short life of John F. Kennedy Jr.

The Furniture Bible, Wedding Dress, Design from Japan, the Hamptons | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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This fantastic go-to source for furniture care belongs in any public library, brides will find both inspiration and tips in Drinan’s guide, Graham explains the components that define Japanese art and design.

London’s Ottolenghi, Peternell’s Zeal for Simple, Vegan Holiday Foods | Cooking Reviews

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Ottolenghi’s latest doesn’t disappoint. Expect demand; Peternell teaches readers a fundamental cooking repertoire; the co-owners and executive chefs of New York City’s high-end vegan restaurant Candle Cafe share recipes.

Writers’ Lives, Jack O’Brien, Pushcart Prize XXXIX, & Lots Lots More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Interviews with authors, performers, and thinkers for the New York Times Book Review’s recurring By the Book feature, O’Brien’s exuberant, charming account of his career, a continuation of the series’ classic tradition.

Award Winners Cusk, King, Saramago | Fiction Reviews

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Cusk should be more familiar to American readers, and this novel is a solid start; King fans will rejoice that the horror master is back in fine form; Nobel Prize winner Saramago’s never-before-published first novel.

That’s So Nineties | Memoir

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Remember the good times in these Nineties-themed memoirs.

Personal Bests | What We’re Reading

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LJ/ School Library Journal staffers—and a special guest librarian—talk about Girls Gone and on the Train; Getting Better Than Before; Watching Anjelica; politics and prizes in China; what to wear; and animal-human transmissions

An Inaugural Poet’s Rx for Fear of Poetry; American Poets Prizes

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“In America, we don’t have a built-in gene to hate poetry,” proclaimed 2013 inaugural poet Richard Blanco while giving the Blaney Lecture at the eighth annual Poets Forum, an extravaganza of lectures and readings held in New York October 16–18 under the aegis of the Academy of America Poets. But as Blanco pointed out, most […]

Alexander’s Debut of the Month, Gibson, Marillier, Plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Alexander’s debut is a horror novel to anticipate, Gibson gets more complicated, Marillier’s new series opener, set in ancient Ireland, echoes with fairy tales a just a hint of magic.

Vintage Finds | Wyatt’s World

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The allure of decades-old fashion and design is still going strong; here are five titles to consider adding to your collection.

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