Andrew Draws

September 26, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By David McPhail Holiday House, $16.95, 32 pages ISBN: 9780823430635 Andrew finds a crayon. When he begins to draw on the floor, Mom stops him, but his grandmother comes to the rescue with a drawing pad. Andrew draws and draws and draws nearly …

Lives of the Explorers: Discoveries, Disasters (and What the Neighbors Thought)

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By Kathleen Krull, Kathryn Hewitt (illustrator) HMH Books for Young Readers, $20.99, 96 pages ISBN: 9780152059101 Since man first roamed the earth, some have always had a need to look over the next hill or across the wide river, to go where none …

Nana in the City

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By Lauren Castillo Clarion Books, $16.99, 40 pages ISBN: 9780544104433 A young boy arrives in New York City on an overnight visit to Nana. The city is dark and sinister with its loud noises, graffiti, panhandlers, honking horns and construction scaffolding. Even inside …

Madame Picasso

September 26, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Anne Girard Harlequin, $14.95, 400 pages ISBN: 9780778316350 The great painter Pablo Picasso was also a great womanizer. His affairs were numerous. His marriages didn’t last. But one woman, Eva Gouel, became the legendary love of his life. They met four years …

Bird Box: A Novel

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By Josh Malerman Ecco, $25.99, 272 pages ISBN: 9780062259653 Malorie is the sole remaining survivor at 273 Shillingham Road, the house that has been her refuge since the world was inexplicably taken over by the creatures.  Trapped in the house, now she is …

Evergreen: A Novel

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By Rebecca Rasmussen Knopf, $25.95, 352 pages ISBN: 9780385350990 Love can span generations, conquer hardships and heal broken hearts, as Rebecca Rasmussen beautifully reveals in her novel Evergreen. The novel begins with a young bride in 1938 Minnesota, to whom the unthinkable happens. …

Long Man: A Novel

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By Amy Greene Knopf, $25.95, 288 pages ISBN: 9780307593436 Long Man is based on a nightmarish scenario: an entire town is about to be intentionally flooded by the Long Man river, which authorities will dam to facilitate the delivery of electricity and jobs. Everyone …

The Book of Unknown Americans: A Novel

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By Cristina Henríquez Knopf, $24.95, 304 pages ISBN: 9780385350846 Arturo and Alma Rivera come to Delaware from their home in Mexico hoping for a better life for their only daughter, Maribel, whose brain injury the year before has “taken away a part” of …

What Strange Creatures: A Novel

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By Emily Arsenault William Morrow Paperbacks, $14.99, 384 pages ISBN: 9780062283238 I did not intend to read this book. I picked it up while I was heating something to eat and, boom, I was hooked. This is the story of a divorced graduate …

Blade of the Samurai: A Shinobi Mystery

September 26, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By Susan Spann Minotaur Books, $25.99, 304 pages ISBN: 9781250027054 Blade of the Samurai is an outstanding historical mystery set in Japan during the shogunate. Despite the pressures for globalization, modern Japanese culture remains highly distinctive. In 1565, it was even more difficult to …

Murder in Pigalle (Aimée Leduc)

September 26, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By Cara Black Soho Crime, $27.95, 320 pages ISBN: 9781616952846 Murder in Pigalle is the 14th in the series featuring Aimée Leduc as our intrepid Parisienne private investigator. In theory, she and her business partner René Friant specialize in corporate wrongdoing and computer crime, …

The Last Taxi Ride: A Ranjit Singh Novel

September 26, 2014 0 Comments the_category Category:Crime Fiction
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By A.X. Ahmad Minotaur Books, $26.99, 368 pages ISBN: 9781250016867 The Last Taxi Ride is an outstanding book that looks at the lives of South Asian immigrants in New York. Having been through serious difficulties in the first book, Ranjit Singh is now trying …

The Miniaturist: A Novel

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By Jessie Burton Ecco, $26.99, 416 pages ISBN: 9780062306814 Petronella is 18 when she marries a virtual stranger. In the fall of 1686, Nella arrives at her new home in Amsterdam, where she receives no welcome from her much older husband, a wealthy …

Those Who Wish Me Dead

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By Michael Koryta Little, Brown, $26.00, 400 pages ISBN: 9780316122559 Jace Wilson is trying to overcome his fear of heights. That’s all. He doesn’t mean to find the body, and he sure doesn’t mean to see the two men kill another. Now Jace …

Black Vodka: Ten Stories

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By Deborah Levy Bloomsbury USA, $23.00, 136 pages ISBN: 9781620406724 Some stories are all about the plot, regaling you with well-told, well-constructed chains of events. Other stories are all about the characters, memorable and witty sorts who linger with you like old friends. …