Art as a Career, Vintage & Winter Knits, Modern Mountain Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2014

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A useful resource for emerging artists and creative people of all ages; a fun survey of 20th-century fashion; beyond-the-basics designs for jewelry makers; building experts on hemp concrete, or hempcrete; newly constructed homes in mountain settings.

David Nicholls | LibraryReads Author

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A LibraryReads top pick for November, an LJ Best Book of 2014, a Man Booker long-listed treat for everyone: David Nicholls’s Us is all that and more.

Recipes from Ghayour, Prune, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, SAVEUR, & More | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2014

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The Make-Ahead Cook is indispensable for busy families, a stunning collection of approachable Middle Eastern recipes, a great gift for anyone who loves New York, a timely cookie collection, a romantic take on the art of the handmade pie.

Eyes on the Solar System: New Astronomy Titles

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Four titles sure to appeal to astronomy buffs, amateur stargazers, and lovers of solar physics; from How To Read the Solar System to Pearls of the Southern Skies.

Cornwell, Hayes, Vargas Llosa, plus Gone Girl Read-Alikes | Fiction Reviews, November 15, 2014

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Cornwell’s 22nd Kay Scarpetta thriller, Hayes will stump even the most experienced thriller fan, one of the most appealing and realistic Vargas Llosa novels, Scherm’s debut will keep readers hooked until the very end.

E-Originals from Boyce, Fielding & Others, Fraser, London, and Stein | Xpress Reviews

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Boyce’s latest historical is intriguing and unique, Fielding and company hit notes in m/m and fantasy romance, a twist brings Fraser’s latest to a satisfying ending, London presents a fun and fast contemporary, and Stein will mesmerize us

A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

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On Wednesday, November 19, the National Book Foundation hosted the 2014 National Book Awards—the 65th annual awards—at the cavernous Cipriani’s Wall Street in lower Manhattan. The evening featured a surprise win in fiction for Phil Klay’s Redeployment (Penguin Pr.), a first book of stories by a former U.S. Marine who was stationed in Iraq for […]

Nonfiction: Iraq & Afghanistan, the Westons, Peggy Lee, Women in Politics, Beastie Boys | Xpress Reviews

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Latin American photos, dogs, U.S. wars in the Middle East, the Bible, the Weston sisters, travel and bartering, Peggy Lee, women in politics, Route 66, cybercrime, Carl Schmitt, the Beastie Boys, Northern race relations, aging well

Best Books 2014: More of the Best

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ALL BEST BOOKS 2014 ARTICLES:Best Books 2014: Top TenBest Books 2014: More of the BestBest Books 2014: Genre Fiction Best Books 2014: Core Nonfiction Best Books 2014: Graphic Novels Best Books 2014: E-Originals Best Books 2014: Romance Abbott, Karen. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War. Harper. ISBN 9780062092892. $27.99, ebk. […]

Graphic Novels from Harris, Hermann & Yves H., Hubert & Caillou, and Vansant | Xpress Reviews

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A smart and quirky tale from Harris, a sobering cautionary parable from Hermann & Yves H., a this sensitive coming-of-age-gay tale from Hubert & Caillou, and a useful introduction to the Battle of the Bulge from Vansant

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