Richard Blanco, Charles M. Blow, John Lahr, Brian Turner, Sheila Weller | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Sept. 2014, Pt. 4

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Blanco, Richard. Untitled Memoir. Ecco. Sept. 2014. 288p. ISBN 9780062313768. $25.99. MEMOIR Blanco has won Agnes Starrett, Tom Gunn, Patterson, and PEN/American Beyond Margins honors for his poetry. What’s more, he was appointed the fifth inaugural poet of the United States, the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and openly gay poet to receive that […]

Best-Selling Commercial Fiction from Ken Follett to Sherrilyn Kenyon to James Patterson | Fiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 4

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Adler-Olsen, Jussi. The Marco Effect. Dutton. Sept. 2014. 480p. ISBN 9780525954026. $27.95. THRILLER In the next Department Q story from Denmark’s top crime writer, also a New York Times best-selling author, Det. Carl Mørck and his colleagues get caught up in a missing-persons case that touches on 15-year-old Marco Jameson, in rebellion against his Gypsy […]

Interesting People from Chen Guangcheng to Bob Dylan to Pat O’Brien | Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2014, Pt. 4

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Callahan, Maureen. Champagne Supernovas: Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, and the 90s Renegades Who Remade Fashion. Touchstone. Sept. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9781451640533. $26. FASHION Style and pop culture journalist Callahan offers a history of fashion in the 1990s, when mere glamor morphed into culturally significant cutting-edge artistry, touching on dozens of personalities but using […]

Reading for National Craft Month | Wyatt’s World

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Celebrate crafting and all manner of do-it-yourself creativity

Veronica Mars | Pop Culture Advisory

What fans of Veronica Mars should read and watch after the movie

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry | RA Crossroads

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Readers’ Advisory expert Neal Wyatt shares the charm and subtle heft of one bookseller’s life, the process of building family, and the narratives that stay with us.

Register Now for Day of Dialog 2014

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Interested in hearing Chelsea Cain, Sophie Littlefield, and Emma Straub chat about women writing fiction? Want to know what Jules Feiffer, Lev Grossman, and Jane Smiley have to say about their latest books? Wondering what editors from Harper, Macmillan, Random, and more are excited about for next fall? What about hot trends in cooking? And […]

Church Ladies, Preachers, Gangstas | African American Fiction (and More)

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Put on your best Sunday going-to-church hat but be sure to pack some heat with that Bible. Four solid African American inspirational titles populate this month’s column, but also included is a major urban fiction author’s latest work. Wahida Clark’s writing is loaded with thrills, but her characters’ faith relies on a .38 Special pistol.

Beatles Freaks, A Manhood Manual, and the Tour de France | Books for Dudes

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Did curiosity kill the cat? It might have— it’s taking the fifth. But everyone tends to forget the rest of the aphorism: “And satisfaction brought it back.” In Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin wrote, “Why is it that when one man builds a wall, the next man immediately needs to know what’s on […]

Best Sellers: Engineering & Technology, March 20, 2014

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Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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Ellis’s title is highly recommended for readers interested in securing significant college scholarships; fans of author Henry Miller and his works will appreciate Hoyle’s debut

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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A creepy tale from Becker, friends into lovers from Drewry, a psychological mystery ebook reissue from Fyfield, a cunning female protagonist from Patrick, and a well-written, small-town romance from Stacey

Best Sellers: Science, March 1, 2014

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From space exploration to The Outer Limits of Reason

Social Sciences Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Kai Bird’s The Good Spy, James Oakes’s The Scorpion’s Sting, Peter Stark’s Astoria, H. Anthony Bandy’s eBooked!, John Baxter’s The Golden Moments of Paris, Steven Levingston’s Little Demon in the City of Light, Janice MacLeod’s Paris Letters, and more, plus a list of title titles from the March 1 issue.

Science & Technology Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Never Too Late To Go Vegan, Jeffrey Bennett’s What Is Relativity?, Jennifer Potter’s Seven Flowers, Steve N.G. Howell & others’s Rare Birds of North America, David Allen Sibley’s The Sibley Guide to Birds, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Crafts & DIY Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Art Instruction, Crafts, Do It Yourself, and Fiber Crafts titles from the March 1 issue.

Series Lineup | March 1, 2014

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Complicated missions, upright detectives, small-town laughs, impressive thrills; nine mystery titles

Fiction Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Malcolm Brooks’s Painted Horses, Kyung-Sook Shin’s I’ll Be Right There, Chevy Stevens’s That Night, Jude Morgan’s The Secret Life of William Shakespeare, Sally O’Reilly’s Dark Aemilia, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Arts & Humanities Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Blake Bailey’s The Splendid Things We Planned, Teresa Leo’s Bloom in Reverse, William Logan’s Guilty Knowledge, Guilty Pleasure, Detlef Mertins’s Mies, Dina Santorelli’s Daft Punk, Charles Wright’s Caribou, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Mystery Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of N.P. Simpson’s B.O.Q., Brad Parks’s The Player, Steven Rigolosi’s The Outsmarting of Criminals, Marco Vichi’s Death in Sardinia, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

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