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The Sculptor
By Scott McCloud

Humbled artist David Smith makes a deal with death in order to achieve immortality through his art. Granted the power to create extraordinary, impossible sculptures in exchange for giving up his life in 200 days, Smith inconveniently finds himself falling in love.

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eds-choice Top of the List: 2014

Adult Nonfiction

The Human Age: The World Shaped by Us, by Diane Ackerman (Norton)

Without denying that the Human Age has triggered global warming and a terrifying mass extinction, Ackerman banks on our ability to address looming crises with creativity and determination in this precisely illuminating, witty, and resplendently expressive guide to the framework for a more positively human and humane future. —Donna Seaman, Booklist, July 2014

eds-choice Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books, 2014

The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.

Arts & Literature

33 Artists in 3 Acts. By Sarah Thornton. Norton, $26.95 (9780393240979).

eds-choice Booklist Editors’ Choice: Audio for Adults, 2014

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. By Doris Kearns Goodwin. Read by Edward Herrmann. 2013. 37hr. Simon & Schuster Audio, CD, $75 (9781442353152).

Herrmann’s pleasant, authoritative baritone and effortless delivery bring immediacy to Goodwin’s text. He becomes invisible, letting the book’s many characters and polished prose shine in this intriguing Carnegie Medal–winning account of personalities, politics, and journalism.

eds-choice Booklist Editors’ Choice: Reference Sources, 2014

Bioethics. 4th ed. Ed. by Bruce Jennings. 6v. 2014. Macmillan, $984 (9780028662053).

This new edition has grown to six volumes. An international group of contributors with academic affiliations helps this set continue to bridge the gap between science, medicine, and technology and the philosophical, ethical, religious, legal, and social dilemmas that rapid advances in the laboratory create.

eds-choice Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2014

Committed to providing a broad selection of outstanding books that mixes popular appeal with literary excellence, the Books for Youth editorial staff has chosen the titles below as best-of-the-year nonfiction and fiction books and picture books.

Nonfiction

Older Readers

Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain. By Russell Freedman. illus. Clarion, $17.99 (9780547903781). Gr. 4–7.

eds-choice Booklist Editors’ Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2014

Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles constitute the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2014. More on each book’s content and suggested audience can be found in the full-length Booklist review.

Nonfiction

Above the Dreamless Dead: World War I in Poetry and Comics. Ed. by Chris Duffy. illus. First Second, $24.99 (9781626720657).

eds-choice Booklist Editors’ Choice: Audio for Youth, 2014

Afterworlds. By Scott Westerfeld. Read by Heather Lind and Sheetal Sheth. 2014. 15hr. Simon & Schuster Audio, CD, $39.99 (9781442372467). Gr. 9–12.

In this deftly woven novel within a novel, the narrators’ complementary voices—Sheth as teenage author Darcy Patel and Lind as Patel’s fictional heroine—highlight parallels between the stories and intensify the novel’s message and impact.

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