BOY ON ICE by John Branch

BOY ON ICE by John Branch

6th November 2014

Pulitzer Prize winning author, John Branch’s thought-provoking book about the life and death of hockey enforcer Derek Boorgaard has been selected by Publishers Weekly as one of the best nonfiction books of the year 2014. Norton published the hardcover on October 1st, 2014.

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MEN by Laura Kipnis

MEN by Laura Kipnis

6th November 2014

Laura Kipnis’ MEN is in this month’s New York Magazine feature by Boris Kachka, “7 Books You Need to Read This November”. Says Kachka, “The gender-centered essayist and author of Against Love turns her female gaze on the other gender, filing free-flowing musings on Ron Gallela, Tiger Woods, Larry Flynt, and many others under four rubrics: operators, neurotics, sex fiends, and haters.

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A SMALL INDISCRETION by Jan Ellison

A SMALL INDISCRETION by Jan Ellison

6th November 2014

Jan Ellison’s A SMALL INDISCRETION received a rave review from Kirkus, saying, “Ellison’s debut novel is an emotional thriller of the Anita Shreve variety, with revelations that continue and relationships that evolve until the final pages. Ellison keeps the mystery going by switching … in a way that fiendishly answers only one question at a time. Connoisseurs of domestic suspense will finish this book in a few breathless sittings, then wait eagerly for Ellison’s next trick.” Random House publishes the book on January 27, 2015.

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THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

6th November 2014

BookRiot says of The Heart Does Not Grow Back, “I love dark and weird, and this book doesn’t get much darker or weirder. A+++.”
Tor has announced a sweepstakes for the book. Please comment at the link for a chance to win: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/11/the-heart-does-not-grow-back-sweepstakes The sweepstakes ends November 8th at 12:00 PM ET. Picador published the book on November 4, 2014.

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NOT MY FATHER’S SON by Alan Cumming

3rd November 2014

Alan Cumming’s bold and brave memoir is ranked #14 on the Combined Print & E-book and #15 in Hardcover nonfiction on the New York Times Bestseller List for the week of 11/02/14. Dey St. published the hardcover Oct. 7, 2014.

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THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS by Ted Thompson

3rd November 2014

Ted Thompson’s THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS was named one of the “Top 10 First Novels” by Booklist, which called it an “assured, scathing, heartbreaking, yet funny and redemptive first novel of midlife angst and grievous societal failures.” Little, Brown published the book on March 5, 2014.

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THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK by Fred Venturini

3rd November 2014

The New York Times Sunday Book Review called THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK “an exciting, thoroughly enjoyable ride, hitting the perfect spot of strange and bittersweet.” THE HEART DOES NOT GROW BACK tells the macabre and captivating story of Dale Sampson who discovers he can regenerate parts of his body. Picador will publish the book on November 4, 2014.

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THE PERFECT KILL by Robert B. Baer

THE PERFECT KILL by Robert B. Baer

3rd November 2014

Called by BOOKLIST, both intriguing and provocative, in THE PERFECT KILL Baer pulls back the curtain to give a glimpse of the underbelly of world politics, and the quiet murderers who operate on the fringe of our society. Blue Rider Press published the hardcover on October 28, 2014.

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THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

THE HIGH DIVIDE by Lin Enger

3rd November 2014

Lin Enger’s THE HIGH DIVIDE was reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, which called it “appealingly hopeful.” Algonquin published the book on September 23, 2014.

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JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND by Scott Eyman

JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND by Scott Eyman

3rd November 2014

Scott Eyman’s JOHN WAYNE: THE LIFE AND LEGEND has been chosen for PW’s Best Books of 2014. The PW reviews editors are blogging about some of their favorites and the latest post, written on 10/29/14 by Everett Jones, says “There have been biographies, critical studies, and all kinds of books about John Wayne before—there was even a second one published this year—but I can’t imagine any forthcoming that would supplant what Scott Eyman has done here.”

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THE BIG FAT SURPRISE by Nina Teicholz

THE BIG FAT SURPRISE by Nina Teicholz

3rd November 2014

Nina Teichoz’s THE BIG FAT SURPRISE has been chosen as one of Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year for Consumer Health. Teicholz documents how the low-fat nutrition advice of the past sixty years has amounted to a vast uncontrolled experiment on the entire population, with disastrous consequences for our health. Simon and Schuster published the book on May 13, 2014.

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GONE FERAL by Novella Carpenter

GONE FERAL by Novella Carpenter

3rd November 2014

Novella Carpenter’s GONE FERAL has been chosen as one of Library Journal’s Best Books of the Year for Memoirs. Carpenter’s memoir recounts her trouble relationship with her father after he goes missing. Penguin Press published the book on June 12, 2014.

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