Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Inspiration, Recipes, and Advice from Henry Cloud, Daphne Oz, and Others

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Blum, Susan with Michele Bender. The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease. Scribner. Apr. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9781451694970. $27.99; eISBN 9781451695007. HEALTH An assistant clinical professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Blum herself suffered from an autoimmune condition, increasingly common owing […]

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 2: Rachel Kushner’s New Novel, Edna O’Brien’s Memoir

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Kimberling, Brian. Snapper. Pantheon. Apr. 2013. 224p. ISBN 9780307908056. $24.95; eISBN 9780307908063. LITERARY FICTION When a publicist tells me that a book is punch-in-the-gut affecting and that she wants to scream it from the rooftops, I do sit up and listen. Now I’m a convert. The topic might seem improbable—Nathan Lochmueller is a bird researcher […]

Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2013, Pt. 2: Thirteen Key Memoirs, from “Astor Orphan” Aldrich to Poet Wiman

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Aldrich, Alexandra. The Astor Orphan: A Memoir. Ecco: HarperCollins. Apr. 2013. 256p. ISBN 9780062207937. $24.99; eISBN 9780062207968. lrg prnt. MEMOIR The name Astor conjures up the glorious Gilded Age, but by the time Aldrich came along, the Astors were a pretty tarnished bunch. Aldrich lived with her family in the servants’ quarters of Rokeby, the […]

Mystery, Mar. 2013: Paul Doherty, Rhys Bowen, Erin Hart, and More

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Although this issue starts coverage of April 2013 titles, I am backtracking one month to make sure you are alerted to the wealth of mystery titles appearing in March. You’ll find a good number of award winners, including folks like Brad Parks and Erin Hart who started out with a bang. Police procedurals, gritty tough […]

Fiction Previews, Mar. 2013: Pt. 4: Seven Debuts To Watch

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Bill, Frank. Donnybrook. Farrar. Mar. 2013. 256p. ISBN 9780374532895. pap. $15. LITERARY FICTION Bill’s debut story collection, Crimes in Southern Indiana, raised a collective gasp, so this first novel has been greatly anticipated. The subject is a bloody, three-day, bare-knuckle fight called the Donnybrook, held on a 1000-acre plot in isolated southern Indiana. As bettors […]

Scribner Rereleasing Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” with Alternate Endings

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Scribner Rereleasing Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms” with Alternate Endings

Barbara’s Picks, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Sebastian Faulks, Scott W. Berg, George Howe Colt

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Barbara’s Picks, Dec. 2012, Pt. 2: Sebastian Faulks, Scott W. Berg, George Howe Colt

Fiction Previews, Dec. 2012. Pt. 1: Eight Thrillers from Evanovich, Hoag, Preston/Child, Vine, and More

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Fiction Previews, Dec. 2012. Pt. 1: Eight Thrillers from Evanovich, Hoag, Preston/Child, Vine, and More

Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 1: Two Books on Eating for Health

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Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2012, Pt. 1: Two Books on Eating for Health

Barbara’s Picks, November 2012, Pt. 3: Moning, T√≥ib√≠n, Cahalan, Grass

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Barbara’s Picks, November 2012, Pt. 3: Moning, T√≥ib√≠n, Cahalan, Grass

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