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7:00 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

April 6, 2015 Shelf Discovery: Repeat by Neal Pollack

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin loops back through time with author Neal Pollack’s Repeat.

Title: Repeat

Author: Neal Pollack

Pages: 267

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477821336

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7:00 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin prepares for the end of everything with a conflicted teenager in Keija Parssinen’s The Unraveling of Mercy Louis.

Title: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis

Author: Keija Parssinen

Pages: 317

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062319098

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7:00 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

March 23, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin inhabits a dream world with Cynthia Swanson’s The Bookseller.

Title: The Bookseller

Author: Cynthia Swanson

Pages: 336

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0062333001

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7:00 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

March 16, 2015 Shelf Discovery: The Wonders by Paddy O’Reilly

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin travels the world with a trio of modern-day freaks in Paddy O’Reilly’s The Wonders.

Title: The Wonders

Author: Paddy O’Reilly

Pages: 247

Publisher: Washington Square Press

ISBN: 978-1476766362

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7:00 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015 Shelf Discovery: This House Is Not for Sale by E. C. Osondu

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets the residents of a big, bustling African home in E. C. Osondu’s This House Is Not for Sale.

Title: This House Is Not for Sale

Author: E. C. Osondu

Pages: 182

Publisher: Harper

ISBN: 978-0061990885

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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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