Fiction Thrills, Including One-Day Laydowns from Barr, Rollins/Blackwood, & Scottoline | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 3

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Alpert, Mark. The Furies. St. Martin’s. Apr. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9781250021359. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250022776. THRILLER A thriller with a fantasy twist from Scientific American contributing editor Alpert. Witches really do dwell among us, owing to a rare genetic flip-flop, something John Rogers learns too well when he’s yanked into the midst of war between […]

Science Titles from Jane Goodall, Bernd Heinrich, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2

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  Denworth, Lydia. I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language. Dutton. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780525953791. $26.95. HEALTH/HEARING When her third son was almost two, Denworth was told that he suffered from profound and progressive hearing loss—a shocking revelation, for as a science writer she well understood […]

Baldacci, Clark, Johansen, Macomber, Weiner | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 1

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Baldacci, David. The Target. Grand Central. Apr. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9781455521203. $28. THRILLER No hint about the plot, but this is hit man extraordinaire Will Robie’s third outing, following The Innocent and The Hit. Baldacci is on a roll, having published two new hardcovers in 2013 and a stepped-up number of trade paperbacks. With a […]

From Joan Barthel on Elizabeth Seton to Chelsea Handler on Travel Travails | Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2014, Pt. 4

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Barthel, Joan. American Saint: The Life of Elizabeth Seton. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Mar. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780312571627. $26.95. BIOGRAPHY Born and raised in late 1700s New York, at a time when Catholicism was illegal, Elizabeth Seton wore monogrammed slippers to George Washington’s 65th Birthday Ball, spent fruitless time in Italy trying to cure her […]

Connecting with Six Great Authors at ALA Midwinter

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Books can entertain or enlighten, sate our curiosity or pique it, but surely one of the things they do best is to capture significant change in their characters’ lives even as the act of reading changes ours. That was evident throughout the author presentations at the AAP/LJ Annual Complimentary BookTalk Breakfast at the ALA Midwinter […]

Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 1: Seven Debut Historical Novels with Buzz

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Fiction Previews, Jan. 2013, Pt. 1: Seven Debut Historical Novels with Buzz

Fiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: From Joy Fielding to Pallavi’s Cat’s Eye View of China

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Fiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: From Joy Fielding to Pallavi’s Cat’s Eye View of China

Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 3: Hansen, McCullough, Macomber

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Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 3: Hansen, McCullough, Macomber

Nonfiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 3: From Kirstie Alley to Kurt Vonnegut

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Nonfiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 3: From Kirstie Alley to Kurt Vonnegut

Barbara’s Picks: September 2012, Pt. 3: Haghenbeck, Kristoff, Soli, Welsh, Rushdie, Stahr

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Barbara’s Picks: September 2012, Pt. 3: Haghenbeck, Kristoff, Soli, Welsh, Rushdie, Stahr

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