Books

Best New England books of 2014

ALONZO FELIX FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

ADAM’S MARK:Writing from the Ox-House

By Julia Shipley

Illustrated by Mary Simpson

Plowboy, 54 pp., paperback, $12

BOSTON’S CYCLING CRAZE, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society

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By Lorenz J. Finison

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University of Massachusetts,

312 pp., $24.95

CAPE COD MODERN: Midcentury Architecture and Community on the Outer Cape

By Peter McMahon and Christine Cipriani

Photographs by Raimund Koch

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Metropolis, 272 pp., $45

DIRTY OLD BOSTON: Four Decades of a City in Transition

By Jim Botticelli

Union Park, 296 pp., $30

A HOME FOR MR. EMERSON

By Barbara Kerley

Illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham

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Scholastic, 48 pp., ages 8-12, $18.99

MARTHA’S VINEYARD: A Field Guide to Island Nature

By Suzan Bellincampi

Vineyard Stories, 184 pp., $19.95

THE SUGAR SEASON: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup, and One Family’s Quest for the Sweetest Harvest

By Douglas Whynott

Da Capo, 304 pp., $24.99