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ITW Thriller Awards 2017

The 2017 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Awards were presented, as they have been for … [Continue Reading]

Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

This month we have a grab-bag of books about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost … [Continue Reading]

Veeps, Saul, Lynch, Jail, & Federer FTW | What We’re Watching

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“Class Mom” Laurie Gelman Earns Top Honors | Debut Spotlight

Laurie Gelman has put her stamp on the world of women’s fiction with her debut novel, Class Mom … [Continue Reading]

Lisa Ko’s Latest Novel Concerns Us All | LibraryReads Authors

In Lisa Ko’s The Leavers, an acutely rendered tale of parent and child torn apart, 11-year-old … [Continue Reading]

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Heal Thyself: Four Key Self-Help Titles | Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2018

Chopra, Deepak  M.D., & Rudolph E. Tanzi. The Healing Self: A Revolutionary Plan for Wholeness in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Crown. Jan. 2018. 320p ISBN 9780451495525. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451495532. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. SELF-HELP/HEALTH Having worked together on two big books, Super Brain and Super Genes, both the basis for PBS specials, Chopra and Tanzi […]

Celeste Ng, Sherry Thomas, & Jesmyn Ward | September Fiction on Audio

Fiction on audio coming out in September 2017.

ITW Thriller Awards 2017

The 2017 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Awards were presented, as they have been for the past 12 years, at a sit-down banquet at the Grand Hyatt in midtown New York City. Many people who’ve been there from the start were on hand Saturday, July 15, to present and accept accolades from their colleagues in […]

Politics & Law, July 2017 | Best Sellers

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LJ Reference | Review Alert, August 2017

A beneficial overview of Historic Sites and Landmarks That Shaped America; this richly informative work introduces ties among food, culture, religion, and history; for those with an interest in black history and historical trivia; Arcadian Library Online is primarily for scholars and researchers with a deep interest in the influence of the Middle East on the West

LJ Nonfiction | Review Alert, August 2017

A beautiful representation of Dutch painting and Vermeer; top football titles for summer/fall; major poets on the human experience; a Cold War espionage story that seems implausible but is still true; an enchanting book on the Himalayas and Indian culture; a vibrant and dynamic Pilgrimage in Islam; Oudolf’s aesthetics and mastery of plants will inspire a new regard for the regeneration of abandoned species

LJ Media | Review Alert, August 2017

Blauner’s Proving Groundis a compelling and believable thriller; Love is a literary journey well worth exploring; a sweet independent film tribute to musical talent, determination, and passionate friendships; Dark Angel is a must-see for PBS and British drama fans

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, August 2017

Brady’s riveting psychological debut chiller will wow thriller lovers; a must-read for DeMille’s many fans; Ribchester’s fascinating historical mystery is a sure bet for fans of Hitchcockian suspense; sexy, racy, and simmering with heart-pounding passion, Jordan’s latest romp is just plain fun; a Sip of Carr’s haunting first novel will leave readers hopeful for the future

Heal Thyself: Four Key Self-Help Titles | Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2018

Chopra, Deepak  M.D., & Rudolph E. Tanzi. The Healing Self: A Revolutionary Plan for Wholeness in Mind, Body, and Spirit. Crown. Jan. 2018. 320p ISBN 9780451495525. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780451495532. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. SELF-HELP/HEALTH Having worked together on two big books, Super Brain and Super Genes, both the basis for PBS specials, Chopra and Tanzi […]

Preston/Child, Burke Pere & Fille, & More | Thriller Previews, Jan. 2018

Archer, Ursula & Arno Strobel. Strangers. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Jan. 2018. 320p. tr. from German. ISBN 9781250113061. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250113078. THRILLER After foul play, a woman doesn’t recognize the man claiming to be her fiancé and not only wonders whether she should trust him but feels the need to attack him. And he begins […]

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Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.

Children & Divorce, Neuroscience & Teen Brains, Montessori Mastery, Risk-Taking | Parenting Reviews

Sound strategies for responding to the needs of children during and after divorce; the appeal of Hicks’s titles are their concise and direct approach; Price’s book brings an important voice to a much-needed conversation, highly recommended; Shatkin’s readable style, complete research, and useful case studies all combine cohesively

Cuba, Then & Now | Collection Development

Just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba has always held a complicated place in the history of the United States. Check out these 29 titles for your Caribbean collection.

Summer Travels | Classic Returns

Travel back in time, forward to the future, inside the minds of literary lights. Also, a “Classic Returns Cinema” memoir starring actress Gloria Grahame.

#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could be identified as essential. A recent explosion of titles plus classics document the multiplicity of the American experience.

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Book Lit: Five Looks at Reading | Wyatt’s World

Reading about reading is the best kind of busman’s holiday. These five titles convey the power and solace of literature and the intrigue of favorite characters made new. Plenty of backlist titles are also available, making this topic a reliable display idea.

Domestic Affairs | Wyatt’s World

Tales of families never fail to fascinate. Whether a story of zany characters or of bonds unraveled, how mothers, fathers, and siblings navigate their unions is always rich reading. Here are four novels and one memoir that solidify these points.

Light from Shadow: Books on Eclipses | The Reader’s Shelf

On August 21, a wide swath of the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse…. A host of books awaits those seeking to enrich the viewing experience by learning the lore of this rare spectacle.

Well Read for the Summer | The Reader’s Shelf

As June heats up, new summer reading opportunities unfold. Those in search of a great story and wide-ranging delights might consider an array of popular genres.

New and Known | Wyatt’s World

July brings an exciting mix of debut novels and key authors. From longtime favorites to new names to note, these books promise an engrossing month of entertainment. Here are five suggestions that will please a range of readers.

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