Historical Gems (Balogh, Bourne), Stunning Contemporary (Higgins), Holiday Hits (Burrowes, Novak) | Romance Reviews

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Small towns or cities, contemporary or historical, sweet or steamy, strictly realistic or graced with supernatural charm, there’s something here to match everyone’s tastes.

Christmas Literary Escapes: Head Home for the Holidays with These 21 Festive Titles

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These holiday tales will soon have you wanting to pack up and visit a small town (or island) for Christmas, so settle in for another snowy season of crime and family get-togethers.

Moving On Up: Patrick Modiano, Howard Jacobson, Neel Mukherjee

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It always happens: an author wins an award or award nomination, and his or her forthcoming book gets a big push forward. Patrick Modiano, named recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature last week, isn’t much published in this country, but Yale University Press was planning a February 2015 release of his Suspended Sentences: […]

The Heart of Romance | Genre Spotlight: Romance

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With multiple subgenres and various publishing platforms, romance titles are a valentine to a solid library collection. See what works are coming your way this season.

Brian Doyle, Bruce Holsinger, Ann Packer, & Three Essential World War II Titles | Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2015, Pt. 2

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Doyle, Brian. Martin Marten. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2015. 320p. ISBN 9781250045201. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466843691. LITERARY Published by an academic press, the luminously written Mink River was a dead giveaway that Doyle had a big literary future ahead of him, and he proved himself nicely with last year’s The Plover. His new novel […]

Short on Pages, Long on Pleasure | Wyatt’s World

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Atwood’s tales of imagination, biting wit, and power; the heady, fantastic, and fantastical Calvino; a feast of the “Best American” short stories; Munro is a sure bet; and Rash’s talents include gems of atmosphere and description.

Graphic Novelists Filiu & David B., Hubert & Kerascoet, Kindt & Others, and More | Xpress Reviews

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A strong work on an extremely important bit of history, a delightfully French story that is unusual and unnerving, a book only for hard-core crime fans and sf fiends, and courageously bringing DC’s finest to the edge of despair

Fiction from Mitchell, Plame & Lovett, and Yu, Plus Two Debuts & Mystery Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Chilling and thought-provoking mysteries, a debut novel of connected short stories, an addictive and flowing debut, a brilliant book from Mitchell, Plame and Lovett’s second espionage foray will thrill, and another cozy Aunty Lee mystery

U.S. History, October 2014 | Best Sellers

January 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” in Nonfiction with Jerry Lee Lewis | Xpress Reviews

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Great balls of fire, it’s Jerry Lee Lewis, in his own words

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