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7:00 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

March 2, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Swimmer by Joakim Zander

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin dives into the globe-trotting action and suspense of Joakim Zander’s The Swimmer.

Title: The Swimmer

Author: Joakim Zander

Pages: 417

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062337245

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7:00 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015 Shelf Discovery: Lies That Bind by Maggie Barbieri

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin digs for deep, dark family secrets with a seemingly mild-mannered mom in Maggie Barbieri’s Lies That Bind.

Title: Lies That Bind

Author: Maggie Barbieri

Pages: 323

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250011701

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7:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

February 16, 2015 Shelf Discovery: All That Glitters by Michael Murphy

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels back to historic Hollywood with Michael Murphy’s All That Glitters.

Title: All That Glitters

Author: Michael Murphy

Pages: 224

Publisher: Alibi

AISN: B00LRIXP4C

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7:00 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

February 9, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the seedy side of high society in Charles Finch’s The Laws of Murder.

Title: The Laws of Murder

Author: Charles Finch

CDs: 8 (9 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427243652

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6:28 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

55 Years After 'To Kill A Mockingbird', Harper Lee To Release New Novel

Originally published on Wed February 4, 2015 1:25 pm

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7:00 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

February 2, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, explores an extraordinary—and extraordinarily dangerous—new attraction in Matthew Reilly’s The Great Zoo of China.

Title: The Great Zoo of China

Author: Matthew Reilly

Pages: 331

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1476749556

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7:00 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 Shelf Discovery: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin stirs up some romance with Betsy St. Amant’s All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes.

Title: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

Author: Betsy St. Amant

Pages: 305

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 978-0310338451

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7:00 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

January 19, 2015 Shelf Discovery: When by Victoria Laurie

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets a gifted teen who just wants to be normal in Victoria Laurie’s When.

Title: When

Author: Victoria Laurie

Pages: 323

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 978-1484700082

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7:00 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Laughing Monsters by Denis Johnson

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a dangerous journey with the audio version of Denis Johnson’s The Laughing Monsters.

Title: The Laughing Monsters

Author: Denis Johnson

CDs: 5 (6 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427252272

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7:00 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

January 5, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Life Intended by Kristin Harmel

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins in the emotional journey of Kristin Harmel’s The Life Intended.

Title: The Life Intended

Author: Kristin Harmel

Pagess: 274

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1476754154

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7:00 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

December 29, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Tequila Dirty by Mickey J. Corrigan

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels to Florida for author Mickey J. Corrigan’s short romantic whodunit Tequila Dirty.

Title: Tequila Dirty

Author: Mickey J. Corrigan

Pagess: 71

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

AISN: B00NES910U

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8:34 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Before The Internet, Librarians Would 'Answer Everything' — And Still Do

New York Public Library

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 4:28 pm

Before Google there was — that paragon of accuracy and calm — the librarian. The New York Public Library recently came upon a box of questions posed to the library from the 1940s to the '80s — a time capsule from an era when humans consulted other humans for answers to their daily questions and conundrums.

Here's one salacious example: "I went to a New Year's Eve Party and unexpectedly stayed over. I don't really know the hosts. Ought I to send a thank-you note?" asked a "somewhat uncertain female voice" during a midafternoon telephone call on New Year's Day 1967.

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7:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

December 22, 2014 Shelf Discovery: Nick and Tesla’s Robot Army Rampage by “Science Bob” Pflugfelder

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a pair of science-loving tweens on another treacherous adventure in Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage by "Science Bob" Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith.

Title: Nick and Tesla's Robot Army Rampage (Nick and Tesla, Book 2)

Author: “Science Bob” Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Pagess: 213

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 978-1594746499

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7:00 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Last Enchantments by Charles Finch

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin reflects on the aimlessness of youth with Charles Finch’s The Last Enchantments.

Title: The Last Enchantments

Author: Charles Finch

CDs: 9 (11 hours)

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

ISBN: 978-1427241382

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6:09 pm
Sun December 14, 2014

'El Deafo': How A Girl Turned Her Disability Into A Superpower

Pages from El Deafo by Cece Bell. Click here to enlarge.
Abrams

Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 1:59 pm

Writer and illustrator Cece Bell has been creating children's books for over a decade, but in her latest, she finally turns to her own story — about growing up hearing-impaired, after meningitis left her "severely to profoundly deaf" at the age of 4.

The book, a mix of memoir, graphic novel and children's book, is called El Deafo. It's a funny, unsentimental tale that follows Cece from age 4 through elementary school, as she transforms from mild-mannered little girl into full-fledged superhero — the "El Deafo" of the title.

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7:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin cozies up to The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews

Title: The Nightingale Before Christmas (Meg Langslow, Book 18)

Author: Donna Andrews

Pages: 295

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 978-1250049575

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7:00 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

December 1, 2014 Shelf Discovery: The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tracks bad guys with a cop and a con in The Job, the latest Fox and O’Hare adventure by authors Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.

Title: The Job (Fox and O’Hare, Book 3)

Author: Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Pages: 183

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 978-0345543127

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3:10 pm
Sat November 29, 2014

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand Dies At 80

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand (right) with Mexican author and Nobel Prize winner for literature, Ocatavio Paz, at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, in 1995. Strand has died of cancer at age 80.
Joe Cavareta AP

Originally published on Sat November 29, 2014 3:38 pm

Mark Strand, a former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner whose verse is recognized for its wit and introspection, has died at age 80 from cancer, according to his daughter and a close family friend.

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7:00 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 Shelf Discovery: I'm Dreaming of an Undead Christmas by Molly Harper

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin celebrates an old-fashioned vampire Christmas with Molly Harper’s I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas.

Title: I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas

Author: Molly Harper

Pages: 96

Publisher: Pocket Star

AISN: B00IWTWGYE

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7:00 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014 Shelf Discovery: One Funeral by Kat and Stone Bastion

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin catches up with a self-conscious couple in Kat and Stone Bastion’s One Funeral.

Title: One Funeral (No Weddings, Book 2)

Author: Kat and Stone Bastion

Pages: 196

Publisher: Kat Bastion

ISBN: 978-0692023792

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