E-Originals from Adams, Allen, Hiestand, Maher, Navarro, Rosetti, & Walker| Xpress Reviews

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A series for “Twilight” fans, an entertaining Ozarks mystery, Victorian London romance, an emotionally fraught weekend wedding, a massive Spanish-memory novel, something for contemporary romance fans, a quick thrill on the high seas

Audiobooks by Cussler & Frost & Hayder & Kenyon & Lu | Xpress Reviews

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A new Cussler for action fans, fiction fans should enjoy Ford’s latest, Hayder brings back Caffery and Flea, a solid story from Kenyon’s “Dark-Hunter” series, suspense, unexpected twists, and unrequited love from Lu

Fiction from Giovanni, Freeman, & Pye, Pulp Fiction, & Romance from Rodale | Xpress Reviews

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More Commissario Ricciardi, a Caribbean-set first novel, engaging dual stories, pulp fiction, a haunting first novel of missionaries, Rodale’s enchanting story of miscalculations

Poems in My Pocket for Poem in Your Pocket Day

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My Library Journal colleagues have already posted their favorite poems for Poem in Your Pocket Day in our weekly What We’re Reading feature. I was delayed because I couldn’t find a particular book, with a particular translation, that I really wanted. Yes, I finally located that beloved Mandelstam collection this morning and include two poems […]

John Grisham, Joseph Kanon, Val McDermid, Chuck Palahniuk, Jodi Picoult | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Grisham, John. Untitled Thriller. Doubleday. Oct. 2014. NAp. ISBN 9780385537148. $28.95 CD: Random  Audio. SUSPENSE After Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, so did a number of related law firms and businesses. Here, third-year law associate Samantha Kofer loses her job at the big Manhattan firm Scully & Pershing—and with it goes all her dreams. She […]

Jill Lepore, Azar Nafisi, Simon Schama, Edward O. Wilson | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Lepore, Jill. The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Knopf. Oct. 2014. 416p. ISBN 9780385354042. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385354059. HISTORY A Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer who’s a Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist, Lepore offers some surprising history here. She tells the story of the creation of Wonder Woman, […]

Performing Arts Essentials: Books by Cumming, Dunham, Lear, & Poehler | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Cumming, Alan. Not My Father’s Son: A Memoir. Dey: HarperCollins. Oct. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780062225061. $26.99. MEMOIR A star of stage and screen who broke our hearts with his Tony Award–winning portrayal of the Emcee in 1998’s Cabaret—and is doing so again on Broadway now—Cumming here offers a totally unexpected memoir. At the time he […]

Fashion Essentials: Chanel, Saint Laurent, Schiaparelli | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Garelick, Rhonda. Mademoiselle: Coco Chanel and the Pulse of History. Random. Oct. 2014. 576p. ISBN 9781400069521. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780679604266. BIOGRAPHY Drawing on the Chanel archives, extensive interviews, and her own background as an author with a Yale PhD in French and comparative literature who covers fashion, performance, art, and cultural politics, Garelick offers more […]

Pop Fiction by 24 Best-Selling Authors from Tasha Alexander to Stuart Woods | Fiction Previews, Oct. 2014, Pt. 3

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Alexander, Tasha. The Counterfeit Heiress: A Lady Emily Mystery. Minotaur. Oct. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9781250024695. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250024688. CD: Macmillan Audio. SUSPENSE Appropriately, this latest in the New York Times best-selling series starring Lady Emily opens with a murder at a lavish masquerade ball, for the victim is not who she seems to be, […]

The Art of Trip Planning | Wyatt’s World

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Five different ways to approach thinking about travel collections, from old standby titles to less obvious choices.

Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism | Pop Culture Advisory

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Novels, films, and television shows that demonstrate magical realism

A Thriller from Blackstock, WW II Drama from Breslin, Bridge to Haven by Rivers, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews

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Blackstock’s Distortion unfolds at a breakneck pace; now is the time For Such a Time; a poignant and bittersweet Bridge to Haven; plus a list of titles from the April 15 issue.

Writers Who Completely Suck

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Books for Dudes goes in search of books that do something…and definitely do not suck.

Register Now for Hachette Hot Reads: Summer Fun with Grand Central, Little, Brown, & More

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This summer, you’ll definitely be reading Susan Jane Gilman’s The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street, a debut novel following Gilman’s bitingly funny nonfiction best sellers (e.g., Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress), and Joshua Ferris’s To Rise Again at a Decent Hour, the National Book Award finalist’s eagerly awaited third novel. And despite some […]

Historical Romance from Alexander, Gracie, & James, Paranormal from Owens, & More | Romance Reviews

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Alexander’s Scandalous Adventures is a blithe and funny romp; a most unconventional Winter Bride; James’s Lady X reprises familiar characters; Owens is off to a spectacular start in a new series

Graphic Novels from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock, Edginton & Trifogli, Leach, Xu Bing | Xpress Reviews

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A treat for all ages from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock are blunt and unapologetic, a story ambitious and clever from Edginton & Trifogli, an alternative graphic novel from Leach, and Xu Bing offers experimental fiction and a bit of challenge

McGarrity’s Novel of the West & Monday’s Baseball Mystery Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Historical fiction fans will find McGarrity’s Backlands appealing; a debut mystery from Monday will satisfy fans of whodunits and baseball

Time Travel from Gregory, Harris Launches Texas Trilogy, Paull’s Debut of the Month | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Butcher’s Skin Game is urban fantasy par excellence, Gregory takes on Big Pharma, Harris’s Midnight Crossroad accepts the unbelievable and fantastical, The Bees and an independent thinker, and more

History of Science, April 2014 | Best Sellers

July 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Original Bondage Romance from Archer & Historical Romance from Ballance | Xpress Reviews

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The eroticism of bondage from Archer; Ballance’s latest oozes dark family suspense, scandal, and witchcraft; an unconvincing romance from Everly

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