Michel Faber, Ron Rash, Anne Rice, Garth Stein | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Faber, Michel. The Book of Strange New Things. Hogarth: Crown. Oct. 2014. 480p. ISBN 9780553418842; ebk. ISBN 9780553418859. $28. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY Published in 2002, Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White has since sold more than a half million copies; I’ve been a fan since reading his exquisitely rendered collection, The Courage Consort. […]

Coming Soon: New Novels from Dave Eggers & Haruki Murakami

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Eggers, Dave. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? Knopf/McSweeney’s. Jun. 2014. 208p. ISBN 9781101874196. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307947543. LITERARY This new novel from McSweeney’s founder Eggers, author of nine books that typically fall in the best seller and/or award winner range, is dropping into the schedule last minute with […]

Literary Suspense from Keith Donohue, Valerie Geary, & Urban Waite | Fiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Donohue, Keith. The Boy Who Drew Monsters. Picador. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9781250057150. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781250057167. LITERARY/SUSPENSE Donohue, who’s been shivering our bones since publication of the affecting national best seller, The Stolen Child, returns with a fourth novel about a boy who nearly drowned in the waters near his family’s Maine coast home. […]

Hot-Button Issues from Gun Control to Abortion | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Biskupic, Joan. Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice. Sarah Crichton: Farrar. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780374298746. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780374712419. BIOGRAPHY Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer having released a memoir just last year, what can Biskupic bring to the table? Aside from her experience as a 20-year veteran of […]

Twelve Pop Music Titles, Including Kurt Cobain: The Last Session & Neil Young’s Special Deluxe | Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 2

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Bockris, Victor. Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story. rev. ed. Harper. Oct. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9780007581894. pap. $15.99. MUSIC Written in the 1990s, this biography of iconic songwriter/guitarist Lou Reed has been updated since his death in 2013 with 100 extra pages that include extensive interviews with his wife, performance artist Laurie Anderson. Clinton, George […]

Marlon James, Marilynne Robinson, Jane Smiley, Colm Tóibín | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 1

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James, Marlon. A Brief History of Seven Killings. Riverhead. Oct. 2014. 560p. ISBN 9781594486005. $28.95. LITERARY In his novels, Jamaican-born James centers on his homeland while giving larger scope to the African diaspora in caustically beautiful language. John Crow’s Devil, featuring two battling  preachers, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Art […]

Biography from Joan of Arc & George Marshall to Stalin & Goebbels | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 1

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Auricchio, Laura. The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered. Knopf. Oct. 2014. 416p. ISBN 9780307267559. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353243. BIOGRAPHY Americans know the Marquis de Lafayette as the French hero of the American Revolution who at age 19 volunteered to fight under George Washington and subsequently negotiated increased French support that went a long way toward winning the […]

The American Library Association Announces the Shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals

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The American Library Association announced its shortlist for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Cosponsored by Booklist and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), the awards are drawn from Booklist Editors’ Choice carnegiennonand RUSA Notable Books and made possible by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Top Pop from Richard Paul Evans, Debbie Macomber, & More | Fiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 1

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Dallas, Sandra. A Quilt for Christmas. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2014. 224p. ISBN 9781250045942. $17.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466846081. HISTORICAL/CHRISTMAS Home alone tending family and farm once husband Will has joined the Kansas volunteers to fight the Confederates, Eliza Spooner works on a quilt to keep Will warm during those long winter months in uniform. Then she […]

Drones, Counterinsurgency, and Coming Home | Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 1

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Dreazen, Yochi. The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War. Crown. Oct. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9780385347839. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780385347846. MILITARY A decorated two-star officer, Maj. Gen. Mark Graham is all too familiar with the suicide epidemic among soldiers—and how it’s shoved under the rug by the military. He and his […]

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