Selecting a Camel: A How-To | Books for Dudes

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Somewhere between Heinrich Böll’s Murke’s Collected Silences and Rachel Ingalls’ Mrs. Caliban I realized how much readers bring of themselves into what they read. How can an author be sure that their work will be interpreted the way they intended? I thought more, realizing about midway through John Updike’s Rabbit Angstrom novels that, of course, […]

Nonfiction: America 1844, Dunham, Matisse, Geronimo, Dogs, Dietrich von Hildebrand | Xpress Reviews

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Our country in 1844, learning from Dunham, Matisse’s sculpture and society, shamanism and Apache medical tradition, a sweetly told dog story (as told by the dog), a new voice on the record of German resistance

Audiobooks from Andrews, Barclay, Ewan, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Urban fantasy from husband-and-wife team Andrews, a mess from Barclay, a mystery/thriller from Ewan, and a spy-filled historical romance from Willig

Fiction from Allen, Baldacci, McCall Smith, & Rodale, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Allen’s stories wring sadness and cause chills, the best Puller novel yet from Baldacci, a suspenseful debut from Belle, a welcome addition to McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series, Rodale closes her trilogy on a darker note

Don’t Trust These Ladies | African American Fiction (And More!)

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October’s lead female characters toy with men’s emotions, lie to them, steal their money, cheat on them, and even physically torture them. In particula, the authentic out-of-control take on a woman’s gambling addiction makes S.K. Collins’s Crooked G’s the pick of the month

Medicine, October 2014 | Best Sellers

January 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Madsen, Pace, Bennett, Cross, Hughes, & Selvig | Xpress Reviews

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Country music takes center stage in two romances, a hockey star gets benched by love, a woman discovers romance and chastity with a demon hunter, and a woman finds safety and love with a kindhearted Brit

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce November Favorites

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David Nicholls’s Us met my subway test, meaning it’s a book that I had to stop reading on the subway because I was laughing so hard I made a spectacle of myself (crying hard was another result of the book). Librarians around the country are loving Us, too, as they’ve picked it as their favorite […]

New York Comic Con: Highlights and Surprises

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It has been reported that 151,000 people attended New York Comic Con this past weekend, causing the annual event to beat its unrelated competitor, San Diego Comic-Con, in size. I last attended Comic-Con in 2009, as an ardent supporter of graphic novels. This time I attended for Library Journal, purposely seeking out panels about diversity […]

Special Report: Brooklyn Book Festival | What We’re Reading

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A special report from the 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival and what selected attendees are reading.

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