Bird on the Origins of the Gospels, A Guide to Jewish Holidays, Turner’s American God | Spirituality & Religion Reviews

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A perfect fit for seminary libraries, religious leaders, and scholars; Jewish seekers and religious leaders will be attracted to Falk’s book; Our Great Big American God should be read with care by Christians across denominations.

Fiction from Cameron, Fournier, Jones, Littlefield, Twelve Hawks, & Zeltserman | Xpress Reviews

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A funny novel from Cameron, a bleak tale from Fournier, a compelling love story from Jones, a not-quite-successful mystery from Littlefield, a fascinating premise from Twelve Hawks, and single-mindedness from Zeltserman

Fanning’s Pick of the Month, A Sophomore Effort from Robinson, Willis’s Award-Winning Debut, Plus New Mystery Blogs | Mystery Reviews

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True crime and mystery writer Fanning’s new historical series offers an almost sociological study of women’s issues during World War II, Willis’s engrossing debut is told with a great eye for the gritty details of life in west Texas

Nonfiction: Mandela, Puppies, ¡Tequila!, Roman Libraries, a Mine Collapse, and Leonard Cohen | Xpress Reviews

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Nelson Mandela’s warder speaks, Casteel photographs swimming puppies, the true taste of tequila, an academic view of Roman libraries, a year in China, pre-Google, Chilean mine cave-in survivors, Robert Capa in color, and Leonard Cohen

Computer Science, October 2014 | Best Sellers

January 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Graphic Novels from Coe, Fiffe, Soule & Daniel, Vaughan & Co., Plus Jewish Comix | Xpress Reviews

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A solid coming-of-age memoir from Coe, stream of consciousness from Fiffe, an expressive anthology of comic adaptations of Jewish stories, the perfect super power couple, a tale for those who enjoy smart, accessible, and relevant

Audiobooks from Giffin & McKenzie, Plus One from Moyes | Xpress Reviews

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A football tale from Giffin gets sidelined, McKenzie’s satisfyingly romantic story is engaging, and Moyes’s family drama adds up to a spot-on listen

Batman, Essays, Mazes, Clones, and Breaking the World Shouting Record | What We’re Reading

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LJ and School Library Journal staffers carry the WWR flag into the world of clones, mazes, and bat caves.

Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

Q&A with Chris Nickson | Sponsored

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Chris Nickson’s newest book, Gods of Gold (Dec.: Severn House), takes readers back to 1890 Leeds and introduces Inspector Tom Harper. He recently answered some emailed questions about his books. This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.

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