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THE 80/20 MANAGER by Richard Koch
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A lively presentation that effectively combines ways to improve leadership with business problems and solutions."
Koch (The Star Principle: How It Can Make You Rich, 2010, etc.) discusses how to successfully apply his "80/20 principle" to business management and leadership. Read full book review >

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SCIENCE GETS GRAPHIC
by Julie Danielson

It’s a good time, many say a golden age, for graphic novels and comics. The proliferation of such high-quality graphic novels also means that there are publishers out there creating such books specifically for younger readers. (Take TOON Books, for instance. Here is my 2014 Kirkus chat with the Editorial Director, Françoise Mouly, about bringing comics to the easy-reader format ...


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APPRECIATIONS
by Gregory McNamee

“Men are often taken, like rabbits, by the ears,” observed the British literary critic F.L. Lucas. He added, “And though the tongue has no bones, it can break millions of them.” Yes, it can: we live in an age of broken bones, one in which the power-hungry are grabbing at—well, ears, if nothing else, by which we ...


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THE DINNER by Herman Koch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"At its best, a chilling vision of the ugliness of keeping up appearances."
A high-class meal provides an unlikely window into privilege, violence and madness. Read full book review >

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HIGHWAYS TO A WAR by Christopher J. Koch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

"Koch's complicated point of view seems mechanical at times, but on the whole he's given us an absorbing, deeply moving story. (First printing of 35,000; author tour)"
A desperate tale of love and heroism, set mostly in Cambodia during the rise of the Khmer Rouge, from the Australian author of the novel and classic independent film The Year of Living Dangerously (1979). Read full book review >

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WINTER WINNERS
by Julie Danielson

It may not be winter yet, but the cozy, winter picture books are already on shelves. I’ve two on my mind today, Snow Scene and When the Moon Comes, that make me long to see snowflakes.

I’m really glad that long-time editor Richard Jackson decided to start penning picture books. He has written four thus far (Have a Look, Says ...


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3D PRINTING by Melissa Koch
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2017

"A crack primer to a strange new world. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
A thorough introduction to the ever evolving world of 3-D printing. Read full book review >

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STRAITS by Kenneth Koch
Released: May 12, 1998

Since the 1950s, Columbia Professor Koch has been a prolific poet—and a proselytizer for the art in popular books teaching poetry to kids. Read full book review >

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QUENCH YOUR OWN THIRST by Jim Koch
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 12, 2016

"Koch's down-to-earth personality, business advice, and passion are good models for those interested in making their own ways."
The founder and brewer of Samuel Adams shares the story of Boston Beer Company, his business philosophy, and entrepreneurial tips. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL OF GALILEA by Laura Restrepo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"This transparent piffle, already an international success, arrives garlanded with praises from Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garc°a M†rquez—whose tongues, one assumes, must be very sore from being held so firmly in their cheeks."
This fulsome first novel from Colombia portrays the changed sensibility of a woman reporter who investigates rumors that an angel has shown up in a Bogot† barrio. Read full book review >

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PLAGUES by Falynn Koch
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 29, 2017

"A reassuring picture of ever more stout defenses ranged against a scary, invisible world. (glossary, timeline, endnotes, bibliography) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)"
Medicine joins our immune systems in squaring off against microbial invaders. Read full book review >