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 side, as Smith Henderson reminds me in his arresting debut novel, Fourth...
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 peek 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...
As part of my job, I read quite a few Young Adult books and after a while, they start seeming like the same old story: The author finds a way to ditch the parents (death, dysfunction, over-working, etc.) so that the teen protagonists must solve their...

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  As my colleagues at the library know, every year I set aside the month of December for reading holiday books. No literary fiction; no memoirs; no keeping up with the latest hot titles; just good old-fashioned Christmas stories. So here’s the ...