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On Deck: Twelve to Watch for in 2014

A dozen books we're eagerly awaiting in the new year.

 

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Tales of Terroir

Wine tasting with two very distinctive palates.

 

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Roth Unbound: A Writer and His Books

Can the work of a novelist who has made an art out of his alter egos be illuminated by a chronicle of his life?

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Dedicated to God

An oral history of the lives of the cloistered sheds light on life behind the walls of an American monastery.

 

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Not Realism, Just Real

Radical Polish mermaids, post-punk post-apocalypse, and record-setting kisses round out the year in YA reading.

 

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Editors' Picks for 2013: Nonfiction

The most intriguing, arresting, and informative works of nonfiction for 2013

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Editors' Picks for 2013: Fiction

Fifteen highlights from a glorious year for imaginative literature.

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Falling Upwards

As the craze for ballooning swept Europe, scientists and thrill seekers alike sought a god's-eye-view.

 

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The Streak

Elmore Leonard on fire.

 

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The Discovery of Middle Earth

How the Druids charted Europe (and the Romans took the credit).

 

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The Hunter and Other Stories

A fresh collection from the creator of Sam Spade and the Thin Man reveals a range that went beyond hard-boiled.

 

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Cow Country

Two new books chart the journey of meat and dairy from farm to table.

 

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Old Man River

"The Father of Waters" shaped more than its meandering banks.

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The Hidden White House

President Truman confronted a postwar world in collapse -- and a collapsing home to boot.

 

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Hawthorn & Child

A philosophical detective story finds a dream state on the streets of London.

 

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