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Bouchercon Winners | Anthony, Barry, Macavity Awards 2016

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Self-Made Success | Designing the Future

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Altes/Fishs, Beaumont, Clowes, Cornell/Parker, Girard, Jackson, Schulz | Graphic Novels Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Kunzru, See, Russian Revolution, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2017, Pt. 3

Dunant, Sarah. In the Name of the Family. Random. Mar. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780812996975. $28. ebk. ISBN 9780812996982. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORICAL FICTION Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. Pope Alexander […]

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Questioning the Future | Designing the Future

Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

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The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns

In honor of Banned Books week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.

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Questioning the Future | Designing the Future

Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

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Kunzru, See, Russian Revolution, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Mar. 2017, Pt. 3

Dunant, Sarah. In the Name of the Family. Random. Mar. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780812996975. $28. ebk. ISBN 9780812996982. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORICAL FICTION Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. Pope Alexander […]

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21 Thrillers | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2017, Pt. 3

Abbott, Jeff. Blame. Grand Central. Mar. 2017. 400p. ISBN 9781455558438. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455558452. lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455595662. Downloadable: Hachette Audio. THRILLER Another Sam Capra thriller from this three-time Edgar nominee? Actually not. Abbott has decided to take a break and write a stand-alone psychological suspense novel, for which there are no plot details but […]

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Ancient Egypt, Chinese Aspirations, & More | History Previews, Mar. 2017, Pt. 3

Ellsberg, Daniel. The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Bloomsbury. Mar. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781608196708. $30. POLITICAL SCIENCE In 1961, when Ellsberg served as a consultant to the Department of Defense and the White House, he helped draft Secretary Robert McNamara’s plans for nuclear war. Then he leaked the Pentagon Papers, and the […]

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Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

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The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns

In honor of Banned Books week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.

Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

Forever Fascinated by Family | Memoir

Families continue to fascinate memoir writers, readers, and reviewers.

Big Science, Breastfeeding, Teens, Childhood Cancer | Parenting Reviews, September 1, 2016

Younger kids will love these short activities with big impacts; Grayson’s global perspective is a welcome addition to an important debate; Phelan’s guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way

Our Just Desserts: Baking | Collection Development, September 1, 2016

Baked goods and pastries are favorites among chefs and consumers alike, and despite burgeoning online food resources, cookbooks continue to be top circulators. These new and classic sources will add sustenance to any collection.

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Musical Memoirs | Wyatt’s World

Memoirs take a musical turn this fall, with a number of high-profile singers turning to the page rather than the microphone to tell their tales. Here are five essential titles as an overture.

The Mystery of Love | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2016

The start of the school year might prompt a new reading plan, such as working through a series one has always wanted to try. For fans of mystery and romance, there are plenty of choices to be had.

Keep the Reading Going for Fall | Wyatt’s World

Part of providing readers’ advisory (RA) services with ease is having books at the forefront of your mind to offer patrons with a range of interests. The bevy of fall reading lists supply plenty of choices. Here are five titles making such lists, paired with a secondary offering to keep the reading going.

Armchair Travel: Place and Time | Wyatt’s World

For armchair travelers, these five titles will transport them in time and place.

New Discoveries: A Variety of Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2016

Finding a debut author is a special delight for bibliophiles, regardless of their preferred reading matter: fiction, nonfiction, or specific genre. Here are six titles that would never be shelved together but do offer up the delightful promise of a new author.

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