Bergman, Goldhagen, Unger, with Historicals, Westerns, & Debuts Aplenty | Fiction Reviews, January 2015

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Bergman writes with brilliant cadence and economy, Goldhagen is sure to resonate with fans of nonlinear storytelling, Unger’s best work yet, Hepworth’s debut is a deftly told, thoughtful intergenerational story that will delight readers.

Q&A: Mike Sweet

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Credo Reference is well known to librarians as the creator of Topic Pages, handy collections of reliable information on myriad subjects. Sweet, the CEO of Credo Reference here talks to LJ about information literacy and advocacy.

Brabner/Zingarelli, Dingle, Opotowsky/Hoffmeister, Simon/Kirby, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, January 2015

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A highly worthwhile volume shedding light on a too-long darkened corner of comics history; Little Nemo is essential for art libraries and McCay’s most avid fans; a lovely magical-realist fable; a solid bet for lovers of philosophical, alt-world fiction.

Spotlight on Alan Bradley | LibraryReads Author, January 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Bradley, author of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind | The Reader’s Shelf, January 2015

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Playing a part in fiction, weather is an element that can infuse a novel with an icy punch, a damp slap, or a languid shimmer—as the following six novels ably prove.

Fresh Voices in Fiction: Anderson, Carr, Freeman, Jackman, Lester, van den Berg, Yoerg, & Others | Debut Fiction, January 2015

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Freeman’s debut is thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended; Rider brings us convincingly into the life of a band on the road; van den Berg presents a frighteningly plausible near-future dystopia grounded in human elements; Yoerg’s debut leaves readers wanting more.

Allure, Brooks, Connor, Kincade, and the Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica | Erotica Reviews, January 2015

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We’re ringing in the New Year with a batch of erotica about new beginnings (though old acquaintances do pop up a fair few times).

Abercrombie, Charish’s Debut of the Month, Tregillis | SF/Fantasy Reviews, January 2015

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Abercrombie’s tough and determined heroine is a big draw, exotic settings and rollicking adventure from Charish, Tregillis presents a fascinating look at the nature of free will and the existence of the soul.

Sykes’s Debut of the Month, with Gates, Thomas, Eurocrime, and New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, January 2015

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Sykes adds an intricate and intriguing debut to the ever-widening pool of medieval-era mysteries; an unusual (and real) setting from Gates; Thomas does not disappoint; Neuhaus manages a large cast of characters while skillfully executing plot twists.

Rwanda’s Ingoma Nshya, Secrets & Scandal in Higher Ed, Photographers Lange, Weber, plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, January 2015

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A powerful portrait of a committed group of people changing their world; Happy Valley succeeds spectacularly; an informative, even-handed documentary of Lange; a gritty, jazzy look at NYC through Weber’s lens.

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