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Now that the year is coming to an end, most of the Best Books of the Year lists have been released. As a reader’s advisor, I love these lists, which provide good ideas when I help patrons find their next good books. Because I like to see which fictio...
Big budget movie musicals are so rare these days that the release of a new one is true cause for celebration.  The spectacular film adaptation of the Broadway hit  Into the Woods opens in theaters on Christmas Day.  The fractured fairy...
Montana conjures memories of two wonderful vacations I took with my family that were filled with breathtaking scenery and amazing wildlife. But every beautiful area has its dark sides, as Smith Henderson reminds me in his arresting debut novel, Fourt...
We are busy working on the long list of our favorite fiction and nonfiction books of 2014. In the meantime, the Fiction Department staffers decided to give you a sneak peak by sharing each of their top five novels and one nonfiction book of the ...

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  A slew of new biographies and memoirs about personalities from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and politics have arrived in bookstores and libraries in recent weeks.  Three new titles about film favorites are among those receiving a...