2013 Nebula Awards

The Nebula Awards are presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and are one of the premiere awards in the field. The group just held its ceremony in San Jose, CA, so there's a new batch of winners to announce. The award for Best Novel of 2013 went to Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie, a…
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Not Your Average Supermodel

What happens to the models when a season of America's Next Top Model ends? That is the question Melda Beaty tries to answer in her debut novel, Lime. Follow Lime Prince, a young woman of Ethiopian and Jamaican descent, as she enters the world of the New York fashion industry. Lime isn't your stereotypical supermodel…
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NoveList’s Read-Alikes

Chicago Public Library has a lot of books. No really, I mean A LOT. If you don't walk into a branch with a specific title in mind, you might think, "Where the heck do I start?!" A resource that can solve this dilemma is NoveList, a free database provided to all CPL patrons to help…
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Trouble in Thailand

Jimm Juree is a modern Thai woman: smart and divorced, she desires a career in crime journalism but is a good enough daughter to move from cosmopolitan Chiang Mai to a backwater beach to help out her mother with her new venture: the Gulf Bay Lovely Resort and Restaurant, located on the Gulf of Siam. Jimm also has…
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Fired Up for Grilling Season

Memorial Day is around the corner and that means grills on balconies, decks and patios all across Chicago are starting to see some serious action (unless you're a hardcore king or queen of the Q and your grill knows no such thing as a polar vortex). Besides stocking up on propane or charcoal—the propane vs. charcoal is one of…
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