Fright, Fever, Flu: Absorbing but Scary Medical Histories | The Reader’s Shelf

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A public fascination with the plague and disease in general has resulted in some fine science writing; the six titles gathered here demonstrate the impact these diseases have had on humanity, but they also highlight the key developments in science and public health that have driven down the rates of infection. From the April 1 issue.

Hold the Bonbons, Add the Adventures | The Reader’s Shelf

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This Valentine’s Day explore the adventurous side of romances with these perilous quests—in which falling in love is a side benefit to staying alive.

Let’s Get Graphic: Creating Comics in Novel Ways | The Reader’s Shelf

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LJ contributor Tom Batten on innovative storytelling combining pictures and words

From the Horse’s Mouth: CCPL’s Favorite Books of 2013 | The Reader’s Shelf

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In celebration of the Cuyahoga County Public Library’s 90th anniversary, its dedicated group of librarians share their favorite titles of 2013.

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