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Books in the News - 12/9/12

Great BuildingsWhat books are the buzz in our December local newspapers?  Here's the scoop!

Our friends at the Pioneer Press Readers and Writers column are focusing on coffee table books about travel and history.  Titles include:

  • Modern History in Pictures by R.G. Grant, Sally Regan, Susan Kennedy, in cooperation with the Smithsonian
  • Royal Cities of the Ancient Maya by Michael D. Coe, photographs by Barry Brukoff
  • Great Empires by Stephen G. Hyslop and Patricia Daniels
  • World's Best Travel Experiences: 400 Extraordinary Places (by National Geographic)
  • Monumental Venice by Jacques Boulay
  • Great Buildings: The World's Architectural Masterpieces Explored and Explained by Philip Wilkinson
  • Engineers: From the Great Pyramids to the Pioneers of Space Travel, editor in chief Adam Hart-Davis

And at the Star Tribune book section, titles highlighted include:Black Flower

Keeping Safe the StarsAlso featured in the Star Tribune were several young-adult books by Minnesota writers, including:

  • Shadow on the Mountain by Margi Preus
  • Fitz by Mick Cochrane
  • Iron-Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
  • Keeping Safe the Stars by Sheila O'Connor
  • The Vengekeep Prophecies by Brian Farrey

Happy Reading!

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