Fiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup; from Terry McMillan to Debut Novelists Allen, Crawford, Daly, & More

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Allen, Lisa Van. The Wishing Thread. Ballantine. Sept. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9780345538550. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9780345537829. WOMEN’S FICTION Owners of the Stitchery Yarn Shop in Tarrytown, NY, the Van Ripper women can reputedly grant wishes by stitching them into their knitted goods. But the Stitchery’s matriarch has just died, leaving a will that could […]

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, Pt. 4: Capturing the Kommandant of Auschwitz and Playing Chopin During the Revolution

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Bacon, John U. Fourth and Long: The Fight for the Soul of College Football. S. & S. Sept. 2013. 336p. ISBN 9781476706436. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781476706443. SPORTS College football is currently beset with scandal and sanctions, so one can be forgiven for expecting this report from Bacon to be a downer. And, indeed, drawing on […]

Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2013, Pt. 2: Fiction from Kelley Armstrong to Paul Yoon

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Armstrong, Kelley. Omens: A Cainsville Novel. Dutton. Aug. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9780525953043. $26.95. FANTASY In this launch of a new series from the author of the hugely popular “Otherworld” books, wealthy, 24-year-old Ivy Leaguer Olivia Taylor Jones is happily engaged when she discovers that she is adopted—and that her biological parents are serial killers imprisoned […]

Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Tony Bennett, Violins, and Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

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Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Tony Bennett, Violins, and Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: McCall Smith, Mayle, Munro, and More

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Fiction Previews, November 2012, Pt. 1: McCall Smith, Mayle, Munro, and More

Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

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Barbara’s Picks: October 2012, Pt. 4: Alexie, Leon, Morton, Mozingo

Last-Minute September 2012 Titles: Samuel Beckett, Michael Koryta, & More

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Last-Minute September 2012 Titles: Samuel Beckett, Michael Koryta, & More

Nonfiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: Looking at James Joyce, Michael Jackson, and the Banana King

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Nonfiction Previews, June 2012, Pt. 1: Looking at James Joyce, Michael Jackson, and the Banana King

Nonfiction Previews, May 2012, Pt. 1: From Bissinger’s Fathers Day to Westin’s Exit Interview

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Nonfiction Previews, May 2012, Pt. 1: From Bissinger’s Fathers Day to Westin’s Exit Interview

Nonfiction Previews, March 2012, Pt. 1: Pagels on Revelations, Turing's Cathedral, and the First Woman To Own and Edit a Newspaper

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Nonfiction Previews, March 2012, Pt. 1: Pagels on Revelations, Turing's Cathedral, and the First Woman To Own and Edit a Newspaper

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