Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, November 2014

Gone Girl returns to the top with movie word of mouth; O’Reilly kills off General Patton

Best Sellers: Reference, November 2014

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From the Guinness World Records 2015 to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!

Dark Days of December | What We’re Reading

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This week as winter tightens its grip, the School Library Journal/LJ staffers map out real and unreal worlds, learn how not to report a story, find ways to clean up your living space, and plan for future Newbery Awards.

A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic

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“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.

Graphic Novels from Geary, Mulligan/Ostertag, Peeters, Sakai, Vachss | Xpress Reviews

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Geary’s “Victorian Murder” series is offbeat but fascinating, a satisfying webcomic transferred successfully to the printed page, Peeters paints a vivid alien landscape, Sakai’s Usagi belongs in all libraries, Vachss is unique but choppy.

Nonfiction: Sportswriter Epstein, Victorian London, Alaska Memoir, plus Info Tech, World War II History, Ebola | Xpress Reviews

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A new volume for Epstein readers, an atypical look at London’s social history, a beautifully written memoir of Alaska, naturalists will savor McAllister’s love letter, the U.S. Army’s Pathfinders in action, a defined study of sociology.

Fiction from Bradley, Evanovich & Goldberg, Hochgatterer, Nehme, & Others | Xpress Reviews

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An engaging heroine in a delightful series from Bradley, Evanovich and Goldberg team up for their third rollicking adventure, a stand-alone thriller from best-selling Grippando, film blogger Nehme is highly recommended, Sternbergh’s characterizations are spare and vivid, Wood calls for concentration.

Fiddler at 50, Anna x 3, Tove’s 100th, 30 Years of Chelsea Green, and More | Classic Returns

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December’s Classic Returns column sings happy birthday to Fiddler on the Roof, celebrates Tove Jansson’s centennial, and congratulates Chelsea Green on 30 years of cutting-edge books. Also: Trollope, Turing, and three new Anna Kareninas!

E-Originals from The Lady Authors, Auclair, Jordan, Moon, plus a Debut by Harris | Xpress Reviews

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A sexy selection of novellas from The Lady Authors; Harris’s debut features layered individuals about whom readers will care; you won’t want to put down Jordan’s Heiress for All Seasons; Moon has the right amount of sugar and spice.

Biology, December 2014 | Best Sellers

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