Winter Titles Previewed

USA Today has just posted their preview of 175 titles for the winter season (January through April). Its interactive format allows you to sort by title, author and release date and includes annotations and covers for each title, making it is a great staff development tool for readers advisory librarians, useful for collection development librarians to check to make sure the titles have been ordered, and a good list for prioritizing what should be rushed through processing.

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In the current issue, they also select  Hot New Reads: Five That Provide Winter Sizzle from titles available now or coming soon.

At the top of the list is a debut novel we’ve been talking about, Beat the Reaper (which also gets top billing and a B+ rating in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly) and, of course, John Grisham’s The Associate, coming January 27th.

The other three titles on the list are not on order widely by libraries. The first one is a YA title. Check the USA Today story for annotations.

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Beautiful Americans
Silag, Lucy 

  • Hardcover: $16.99; 304 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill/Penguin, (January 8, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1595142223
  • ISBN-13: 978-1595142221

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon 
Grann, David

  • Hardcover: $27.50; 352 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday (February 24, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 0385513534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385513531
  • Audio CD: Unabridged edition, 8 CD’s; $90
  • Read by: Mark Deakins
  • Publisher: Books on Tape; (February 24, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1-415960240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1415960240

 

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The Big Skinny: How I Changed My Fattitude 
Lay, Carol

  • Paperback: $18; 208 pages
  • Publisher: Villard (December 30, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0345504046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345504043

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