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Gridiron Legacies: This Season’s Football Picks

The latest football titles reflect a little of everything from the gridiron: iconic quarterbacks … [Continue Reading]

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A Thriller with Heart: John Hart’s “Redemption Road”

Perennially on the New York Times best sellers list and the only author to have won Edgars for two … [Continue Reading]

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Q&A: Rumaan Alam | Debut Spotlight, August 2016

Rumaan Alam has written for many publications, including New York ­magazine, Los Angeles Review of … [Continue Reading]

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Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

Considering the unofficial armed services motto “no soldier left behind,” it isn’t surprising … [Continue Reading]

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The Winner by a Nose | What We’re Reading

When I asked my “What We’re Reading” colleagues at LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library … [Continue Reading]

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Boy-Meets-Girl Drama | African American Fiction (and More)

Titles this month are about the drama swirling around the time-tested boy-meets-girl story line. Is … [Continue Reading]

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Last-Minute Call | Three Big Books This Fall

It’s not just Bernie Sanders dropping into the fall schedule last minute with Our Revolution. In December, best-selling author Michael Lewis returns with The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (Norton. 320p. ISBN 9780393254594. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780393254600), an account of the groundbreaking (and ultimately Nobel Prize–winning) studies by Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman […]

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Colson Whitehead, Emma Donoghue, & Diana Gabaldon | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Fiction

Fiction on audio coming out in September 2016

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Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

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Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, August 1, 2016

Three titles that make for essential reading for beginning and veteran library professionals

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Fowl Treatment | Science & Technology Reviews, August 1, 2016

Two titles detailing how the chicken has become one of the staples of the American diet, succeeding beef as the protein of choice for millions across the nation, and the pros and cons of the animal production industry.

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A Running Start | The Reader’s Shelf, August 1, 2016

Running competitions are the most elemental of Olympic events, with a pedigree dating back to the Classical Games and ­Pheidippides’s legendary trek from Marathon to Athens. Readers seeking to immerse themselves in the lore and feel of the sport have a wealth of titles to choose from that will sweep them up into Rudyard Kipling’s “unforgiving minute” filled “with sixty seconds of distance run.”

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Writ in the Stars | Fiction Reviews, August 1, 2016

Readers would do well to suspend disbelief and open their hearts to the romance, the lush prose, and the mystery of Helen Sedgwick’s original and inventive debut; a pleasurable read for lovers of historical fiction and for those longing for reassurance that following one’s passion does indeed lead to healing and belonging.

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France Now & Then | Fiction Reviews, August 1, 2016

A great tale of mystery, artistry, history, and a little romance from Juliet Blackwell with plenty of backstory and tidbits about Parisian life in the 19th century and a skillful debut from Laura Madeleine about a woman in a race against time to discover her grandfather’s past, set against the backdrop of France

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Vacation Fiction | Fiction Reviews, August 1, 2016

A delightful story that will be appreciated by most women, especially those of a certain age who don’t want to do anything, let alone grow old, gracefully and a secret-laden novel with a final twist that ties things up in a neat bow are two perfect summer beach reads

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Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

Boy-Meets-Girl Drama | African American Fiction (and More)

Titles this month are about the drama swirling around the time-tested boy-meets-girl story line. Is there a bit of romance? Maybe. Sex? Absolutely.

Family Fireworks & “Boomoirs” | Memoir

Derek reads four debut memoirs this month and Thérèse Purcell Nielsen reviews two baby boomer memoirs.

Brontës, Selfies, Babies, Frankenstein, & More | Classic Returns

This time out, we spotlight classics of literature, art, fashion, pregnancy bibles, and coming-of-age stories.

Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice & Policing | Collection Development, July 1, 2016

According to a 2015 report, violent crime is about half of what it was in 1991, and property crime is down by over 40 percent. Still, public scrutiny of the system and those who work within it may be at an all-time high. These 31 resources paint an eye-opening picture of our criminal justice system and policing that readers need to see.

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A Running Start | The Reader’s Shelf, August 1, 2016

Running competitions are the most elemental of Olympic events, with a pedigree dating back to the Classical Games and ­Pheidippides’s legendary trek from Marathon to Athens. Readers seeking to immerse themselves in the lore and feel of the sport have a wealth of titles to choose from that will sweep them up into Rudyard Kipling’s “unforgiving minute” filled “with sixty seconds of distance run.”

Destinations: U.S. National Parks | RA Crossroads

In her thoughtful, graceful, and intimate evocation of America’s national parks, Williams offers readers an armchair tour that is as much a history lesson as it is an ode to space, as much a reminder of our shared responsibility of stewardship as it is a travel memoir, as much poetry as it is prose.

Reading as Counterprogramming | Wyatt’s World

Politics has likely dominated many conversations this week and will continue to do so in the days and months to follow. For readers who need to step away for a bit, here’s an eclectic group of choices.

Librarians Day & Bradford | RWA 2016

The Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference kicks off with Librarians Day, a full complement of panels for local librarians, a luncheon, and a networking hour with authors and editors

Baking Is Back | Wyatt’s World

To the delight of many, PBS’s The Great British Baking Show returns for its third season. Celebrate and connect with readers by diving into the stacks and putting your best baking books on display. Here are a few new works to consider as well.

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