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.

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.

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