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Boston Globe features editor Doug Most serves up plenty of colorful drama with the story of the battle between Boston and New York to build America's first subway system.David Hugh Smith
The Shamus Award-winning author John Straley has written another Southeast Alaska mystery that fans and new readers alike will fall hard for.Colleen Mondor
Former child soldier Ishmael Beah offers a quiet tribute to human resilience.Yvonne Zipp
"The Secret Life of Bees" author Sue Monk Kidd weaves her own narrative into the real-life story of abolitionist Sarah Grimké.Elizabeth Brown

Adams, who spent part of his childhood in Kivalina, has taken photographs in several rural Alaska villages, especially coastal towns, where he's documented the people and coastal erosion -- and tried to avoid cultural clichés.

Tara Young
In a forthcoming book, Deb Vanasse reveals that a Tagish First Nations brother and sister did not get the credit -- or the financial rewards -- that they deserved for their roles in history. CBC News
For better or worse, Alaskans may be better known nowadays for their reality TV exploits. But writers in the 49th state got plenty of love in 2013, too.Suzanna Caldwell
REVIEW: In an engaging style and with first-rate design, this compilation of historic and contemporary articles covers every facet of Skagway's past and present.Colleen Mondor
In "End of Days," author James L. Swanson provides a basic, clear-eyed, and complete narrative of Nov. 22, 1963, plus its prologue and aftermath.Randy Dotinga
My book “Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs” has been having a good run lately, so I stopped in to check the Amazon reviews. I should have known better. What a mistake.Heather Lende

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