A Bird Is a Bird

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Kids' Books
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By Lizzy Rockwell Holiday House, $16.95, 32 pages Birds come in all sizes. Some are small like the superb starling. Some are huge like an ostrich. Some birds are plain and some are fancy. But one thing is true of all birds …

Everybody Sleeps (but not Fred)

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Picture Books
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By Josh Schneider Clarion Books, $16.99, 32 pages All the creatures of the earth have to sleep, all birds and anteaters and snakes and monkeys and bats and pigs and sheep and whales and hens and…well, you get the idea. Everybody sleeps. …

Suspicion

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Teens
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By Alexandra Monir Delacorte Press, $17.99, 304 pages Imogen Rockford lost her parents, her uncle, and her aunt all in one devastating night in England when she was ten years old. Her cousin, Lucia, became the sole heir and Duchess to her …

Housewitch: A Novel

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Katie Schickel Forge Books, $24.99, 352 pages More than anything, Allison Darling has wanted to fit in with the trendy, gorgeous housewives that seem to run her small town on Monrovia, to belong to their sisterhood and to bring her own …

The Buried Giant: A Novel

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Kazuo Ishiguro Knopf, $26.95, 336 pages Not long after the time of King Arthur, an old couple sets out to see their son who is living in another village. Axl and Beatrice don’t remember much about their son, just as they …

Satin Island

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Tom McCarthy Knopf, $24.00, 208 pages Tom McCarthy made his name in the art world, writing manifestos for the avant-garde International Necronautical Society. It makes sense, then, that Satin Island features a corporate anthropologist, translating artistic theory into capitalist culture. U., the …

Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Tweens
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By Mark Goldblatt Random House Books for Young Readers, $16.99, 352 pages Julian Twerski, a.k.a. the Twerp, is back and he’s in trouble again. He’s in a new school (he’s in 7th grade now), but trouble seems to find him. He is …

Prodigal Father, Wayward Son: A Roadmap to Reconciliation

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By Sam Keen, Gifford Keen Divine Arts, $16.95, 142 pages It takes a lifetime of resentment to separate one generation from another. All too often it ends there without resolution; without redemption. Sam Keen, father of Gifford Keen, who is now well …

The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By Guy Kawasaki Portfolio, $29.95, 336 pages As I started reading the print review copy of The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki I was in trouble. Kawasaki starts by letting the reader …

Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:History
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By Karen Armstrong Knopf, $30.00, 528 pages Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong takes up the all-too-common mantra that “religions cause violence,” and examines the idea through the lens of history. Beginning with the proto-religious rituals among …

Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:History
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By John Merriman Basic Books, $29.99, 360 pages The Paris Commune is considered by many historians to be the last gasp of revolutionary ferment in Europe, brutally repressed by the reactionary forces that did not want it to succeed. In the aftermath …

Wake Up Happy Every Day: A Novel

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Fiction
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By Stephen May Bloomsbury USA, $17.00, 368 pages When Nicky’s best friend Russell dies during Russell’s private birthday celebration, Nicky doesn’t call for an ambulance immediately. The billionaire has just been explaining to Nicky how he’s cut ties with all of his …

My Secret Guide to Paris

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Tweens
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By Lisa Schroeder Scholastic Press, $16.99, 224 pages Twelve-year-old Nora has dreamed of going to Paris for as long as she can remember. For a long time the plan has been in place that her Grandma Sylvia would take her, since Sylvia …

The Biographical Dictionary of Literary Failure

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Nonfiction
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By C.D. Rose, with an introduction by Andrew Gallix Melville House, $18.95, 192 pages Sure, you’ve heard of all the greatest works of literature: the Russian epics, the Shakespearean tragedies, the disillusioned post-war American classics. But have you ever considered the great …

Embassy Row #1: All Fall Down

April 21, 2015 0 Comments the_category Category:Teens
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By Ally Carter Scholastic Press, $17.99, 320 pages Author of the best-selling Gallagher Girls series Ally Carter is back and better than ever in her latest series packed with international scandal, mystery, and twists full of espionage. All Fall Down is the first …