Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Buzz Aldrin and Marianne Dyson National Geographic Children’s Books, $18.99, 96 pages Most people know Buzz Aldrin as one of the few men to have walked on the surface of the moon, but for the last few decades, he …

Job Wanted

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Picture Books
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By Teresa Bateman, Chris Sheban (illustrator) Holiday House, $16.95, 32 pages When the old farm dog trudged down the road and marched up to the farmer, the dog did not look ready for hard work. With his head hanging low …

Two Mice

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Picture Books
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By Sergio Ruzzier Clarion Books, $12.99, 32 pages Created for toddlers, Two Mice features two mischievous friends who set out for a full day of adventures. Bouncing along, they discover boats and take one out for a ride. One of …

Crooked

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Austin Grossman Mulholland Books, $26.00, 368 pages The prestige of the American presidency took a huge hit when Richard Nixon resigned from office after the Watergate scandal. But little did you know, Nixon had just saved not only America, …

Wrath of the Furies (Novels of Ancient Rome)

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By Steven Saylor Minotaur Books, $26.99, 320 pages Wrath of the Furies is a historical fiction novel set in ancient Greece and the Eastern Aegean region. Having weathered a coup in ancient Egypt, young Gordianus receives a message that his …

Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes: A Novel

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Jules Moulin Dutton, $26.95, 288 pages For fans of the chick-lit genre, this strikes all the right chords. Ally Hughes Has Sex Sometimes is, at its heart, a very sweet, enjoyable love story.  Ally is a single mom and …

Bream Gives Me Hiccups and Other Stories

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Jesse Eisenberg Grove Press, $26.00, 256 pages I’ll admit that though I’ve enjoyed Jesse Eisenberg’s performances in several movies, I still sort of thought of him as a stand-in for Mark Zuckerberg from his star turn in The Social …

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto: A Novel

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Mitch Albom Harper, $25.99, 512 pages Mitch Albom has a true gift for storytelling, weaving even the driest of tales into magical, fable-like stories. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, narrated by Music, spins the biographical tale of a …

Radiance: A Novel

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Speculative Fiction
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By Catherynne M. Valente Tor Books, $24.99, 432 pages Severin Unck may – or may not – be dead. Regardless, her absence fills the pages of Radiance and the hearts of those who loved her. Raised by her father, filmmaker …

After You

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Jojo Moyes Pamela Dorman Books, $26.95, 368 pages Louisa suffered tragically upon the death of her employer and great love, Will Traynor. After visiting Paris and traveling throughout Europe, she ends up outside London, working at a bar in …

And West Is West

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Ron Childress Algonquin Books, $26.95, 320 pages And West Is West brings together two characters with very Western problems. Jessica Aldridge is a sergeant in the Air Force, the first enlisted personnel to fly unmanned aerial vehicles. On her …

Undermajordomo Minor: A Novel

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Patrick deWitt Ecco, $26.99, 336 pages, Undermajordomo Minor is the story of Lucien “Lucy” Minor, a young man neither exceptionally good nor bad, as he enters employment at a nearby castle as an undermajordomo minor. There he encounters a …

Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By Bonnie MacBird Collins Crime Club, $25.99, 320 pages Holmes and Watson’s latest investigation takes them to France, where a cabaret dancer has been attacked and her son kidnapped. As the layers of the onion unfold, and it’s revealed that …

The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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Edited by James Patterson and Otto Penzler Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00, 432 pages Unexpected consequences haunt a lawman who tries to make a case go away quietly. A school shooting is deconstructed piece by piece. Two legendary crime solvers team …

The Bangkok Asset: A novel

January 22, 2016 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By John Burdett Knopf, $25.95, 320 pages John Burdett has been writing about his half-Thai, half-American Buddhist homicide detective, Sonchai Jitpleecheep, since 2003. Sonchai is the son of a former Bangkok bar girl and an American Vietnam War soldier that …