E-Originals from Browning, Lin, Lucas, & Sherwood, plus an Erotic Serial from Wolff | Xpress Reviews

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A slow-starter from Browning, detailed 19th-century China from Lin, a satisfying historical from Lucas, a complex new adult from Sherwood, and erotic serial from Wolff

Poetry Beyond the Basics: 22 Exciting Titles for Poetry Lovers Everywhere

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Gibson’s tone is ruminative and conversational; Hogue explores boundaries in a slippery, hard-to-grasp world; Hopper’s trim poems look elegant and precise on the page; Johnson helps us stumble upon truth; Vallejo remains one of the greats.

Joyce and Nancy’s Sure Bets | The Reader’s Shelf, November 15, 2014

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Joyce Saricks and Nancy Brown celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark book, Readers’ Advisory Service in the Public Library, and share a few Sure Bets, titles that worked with a wide variety of patrons.

New Novelists Carter, Karlsson, Kells, Truc, Walsh | Debut Fiction, November 15, 2014

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Carter’s clever historical thriller is a winner, Karlsson’s contemporary tale is mandatory reading for cubicle and office workers, Kells has written an absorbing tale that will grip anyone who enjoys survival stories, Walsh’s literary page-turner.

Brown’s Pick of the Month, VanderMeer, Walton, Plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2014

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This month brings plenty of offerings that scratch the action itch, from new military sf series from Odom and Resnick to the cutthroat politics and vicious conflicts in Brown’s Golden Son.

Standouts from Deurlein and McCraith, Raising Passionate Readers, Adoption, First Bites | Parenting Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Child rearing literature is constantly evolving with the times and can provide the tools or new approach that a baffled parent needs. These eight titles consider topics such as worrisome behavior, technology use, yelling, and nutrition.

Collins’s Legal Thriller, Dekker’s Pick of the Month, & A Tale of Christmas Forever | Christian Fiction Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Collins has written a fast-paced, plot-driven tale of suspense; Dekker’s A.D. 30 is biblical fiction of the highest caliber; Miller delivers a heartrending tale of family, love, and forgiveness.

Bone Clocks, Bullying, Plumbing, and Necromancy | What We’re Reading

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What LJ/SLJ/JLG staff and their families are reading this week!

Opening Locked Drawers with Patricia Cornwell | Behind the Book

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Nearly 25 years and 22 books later, Cornwell’s series featuring brilliant medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta is a mainstay of the crime fiction genre and widely considered to be the catalyst for the increasingly popular forensic thriller subgenre.

Butler, Danielewski, Enright, Hemon, Pearl, & Perkins-Valdez | Barbara’s All-Fiction Picks, May 2015, Pt. 2

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Butler, Nickolas. Beneath the Bonfire: Stories. St. Martin’s. May 2015. 272p. ISBN 9781250039835. $23.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466875531. CD: Macmillan Audio. SHORT STORIES After receiving some powerful reviews when it appeared last spring (the New York Times called it “an impressively original debut”), Butler’s Wisconsin-set, warmly small-town, big-friendship Shotgun Lovesongs went on to become a national […]

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