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Cancer Gene Blues: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is all about the numbers: the infamous one in eight lifetime probability of a … [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Fall Picks

A few years back, I reconnected with an old friend from elementary school who declared my job … [Continue Reading]

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Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

Where did the time go? As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches,  LJ/School Library Journal … [Continue Reading]

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When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

Sure, dreams can come true, but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections, … [Continue Reading]

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Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

This week the School Library Journal/LJ crew gobbles up stories of survival, women of affairs, … [Continue Reading]

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Chelsea Cain | LibraryReads Authors

Featuring a detective obsessed with the female serial killer who tortured him, Chelsea Cain’s New … [Continue Reading]

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Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

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When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

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Labor Day E-Originals from DePaul, Lorret, Lovelace, and Struth | Xpress Reviews

Steamy military suspense from DePaul, icing on the romance cake from Lorret, difficult choices from Lovelace, layered stories within stories from Struth

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Chelsea Cain | LibraryReads Authors

Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick

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Cancer Gene Blues: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is all about the numbers: the infamous one in eight lifetime probability of a diagnosis, the number of lymph nodes removed, gene mutations 1 and 2, risk factor percentages, even how old one should be to start screenings.

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Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

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Audiobooks from Berry, Greene, Jio, & Riley | Xpress Reviews

Cotton Malone saves the United States, one for business and political philosophy, mid-century Seattle according to Jio, a century-spanning drama from Riley

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Graphic Novels from Anno, Bendis, Peyo, & Woodring | Xpress Reviews

Manga on mangled vanity; for aspiring pros, on the comics business; nostalgia in blue: The Smurfs Anthology, Woodring’s intersection of comic books and outsider art

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Nonfiction on Finding “Maybe,” Moonshine, Alzheimer’s, Fermentation, Good Ideas, Neil Young | Xpress Reviews

A gem on finding hope, a shot of moonshine history, a mother and son share Alzheimer’s, steps to master fermenting, on being creative, a new title for Neil Young completists

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When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

How To Help Kids Stay on Task, Drug-Free, plus Managing Tantrums, & More | Parenting Reviews

Child psychologists Braaten and ­Willoughby offer a first-of-a-kind book on processing speeds; the “Bible” on kids and substance abuse; Cutchlow’s Zero to Five is the perfect gift for a new parent; Keith’s writing is sharp, her arguments valid, and her book timely

Books To Make Your Stomach Churn | Memoir

Memoirs that ooze life (and death)

Classic Returns Returns! And Goes to the Movies | Classic Returns

Summertime is all about beach reads and blockbuster films—slipping into that air-conditioned cinema to cool off and escape reality for 90 minutes or so, immersing oneself in an alternate universe. We’re going to the movies for this return of Classic Returns, with rereleases and reissues of books that were made into movies, and are about […]

And the Audie Goes To… | Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations

Established by the Audio Publishers Association in 1996 to highlight the best audio productions of the year, Audie Awards are currently presented in more than 30 categories. These 31 selections of best narrations will find avid listeners among your patrons.

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Readers’ Advisory

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

Robert Rotstein Q&A | Books for Dudes

Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013′s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]

Moving Reading Beyond the Page | Wyatt’s World

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Hollywood History, a Funky Mayor, and Unicycling Across America | Books for Dudes

Life is far, far too short to spend it doing crap. While your days don’t have to be jam-packed with meaning and spiritual fulfillment, spending time with crap people doing crap things eating crap food is an American institution that needs to end. Begone, your big-box store fashions, your fast-food-franchise gluttony, your crap coffee, and […]

Eureka! Science Camp Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

Take one last stab at summer reading with these nonfiction titles, each offering educational illumination with an infusion of fun.

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