World Fiction for Winter: Top Fiction from Abroad That Will Appeal to Everyone

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Andersson keeps herself in check despite down-to-the-bone bad thinking about love, Barbery’s Life of Elves gives us a magical frame and lush writing, readers will sink into The Happy Marriage, an accessible Modiano, sophisticated suspense

Weina Dai Randel | Debut Spotlight, January 1, 2016

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The first in a duology coming out in March, The Moon in the Palace by Weina Dai Randel is a stunning debut for historical fiction fans, especially those fascinated by China’s glorious past.

Righting Past Wrongs: Alafair Burke’s The Ex

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In Burke’s 11th novel, Olivia Randall’s once great love, Jack Harris—whose heart she broke when they were young but old enough for her to carry the guilt all these years later—returns in the most unexpected way.

A Life Under Fire | Collection Development: Military Memoirs

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Authors ranging from veterans of famous conflicts past to modern combatants, reminiscences of battlefield experiences express boredom and loneliness, brutality and compassion, violence and love. These 31 titles will enhance any collection.

Reviewers of the Year 2015 | LJ Reviews

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Congratulations to 2015’s Reviewers of the Year

Inspiring Ideas from Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine | RA Crossroads

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Nearly 30 years after Stewart’s first book on weddings wowed readers with its lavish content, a slimmed down, elegant but no less extravagant new title makes its appearance.

Goodbyes & Good Books | What We’re Reading

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As 2015 ebbed, I asked the “What We’re Reading” gang about their favorite books of the year and if anybody had reconsidered an initial review or judgment of a book. Except for Meredith, they (and I) neatly sidestepped that query and instead talked about memoirs, romantic escapes, Byronic detective stories, mythical graphic novels, and diet […]

The Revenant by Michael Punke | LJ Review

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Punke’s debut novel is a gripping and hard-edged tale of survival, revenge, and ultimately, redemption. It is also now a Hollywood movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy.

Bring Out Your Bests | French on Fridays

The glamour, grit, and buzzwords of book criticism

Under Self-Construction | Memoir

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This month’s memoirs are all about the authors finding their way (back) to wholeness and working toward a stable self-identity.