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Exciting Poetry for Spring: 13 Highly Recommended Titles That Will Shock You Awake

Bashir, Samiya. Field Theories. Nightboat. Mar. 2017. 72p. ISBN 9781937658632. pap. $15.95. … [Continue Reading]

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Early Scares: Halfway to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf

Short stories are alive and kicking when it comes to tales of terror. Here are some recent … [Continue Reading]

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What’s Old Is New Again, plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews

Intriguing Historical Expansion; or, The Historical Creep Not that historical romance is creepy, … [Continue Reading]

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A Cuban Book Trip: Reading Flourishes at the Havana Book Fair

The captivating country of Cuba has welcomed readers, authors, publishers, and librarians to the … [Continue Reading]

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SELF-e Circs: Top Ten Most Read Fantasy Titles in SELF-e Select

Fantasy 1 Brannigan, Grace. Find Me. Questor. (Faeries Lost, Bk. 1). 2013. 226p. ebk. ISBN … [Continue Reading]

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Learning To Love Romance | Readers’ Advisory

Other Articles in this Series: A Beginner’s Guide to Genre Fiction Expanding the SF/Fantasy … [Continue Reading]

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Granta: Best of Young American Novelists, Third Edition

  On Wednesday, April 26, Granta magazine announced its third list of Best of Young American Novelists, comprising the country’s most outstanding writers under age 40. The list, released every ten years, was chosen this year by a panel that included Man Booker short-listed Patrick deWitt, Baileys Prize winner A.M. Homes, Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly […]

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Arundhati Roy, Fiona Barton, & Dean Koontz | Fiction Audio Coming in June

Fiction audiobooks publishing in June 2017

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David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” Seeks Justice for the Osage Nation

In summer 2012, New York Times best-selling author David Grann traveled to Pawhuska, OK, at the heart of the Osage Nation, to learn more about the terrible violence visited upon the Osage in the 1920s.

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Nonfiction on the Universe and Its History and FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt | Xpress Reviews

Many sections of Crofton and Black’s book are too facile and leave the work skewed and unsatisfying; those interested in learning more about the Roosevelts than just their public personae will enjoy their grandson’s take

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Fiction from Blauner, Chamberlin, Hamilton, Herron, London, Nakamura, Shaara, Swinson, More | Xpress Reviews

Blauner’s first novel in more than ten years was worth the wait; Daily’s debut is good for those looking for a fluffy, fun summer read; aficionados of Gregg Hurwitz will quickly become Hamilton fans; London’s third “Highland Grooms” title is enchanting; Nakamura is for those who like their fiction dark; Shaara offers much to enjoy; Swinson delivers a superb second series installment

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E-Originals from Bachar and Harmon | Xpress Reviews

Bachar’s latest is a great read for sf romance fans; a perfect, quick read for those with way too much to do and a bonus for romance readers with a passion for the icy tundra over the sweltering beaches

African History, April 2017 | Best Sellers

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Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo enlivens the fiction list; Elegy stands pat in nonfiction

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Granta: Best of Young American Novelists, Third Edition

  On Wednesday, April 26, Granta magazine announced its third list of Best of Young American Novelists, comprising the country’s most outstanding writers under age 40. The list, released every ten years, was chosen this year by a panel that included Man Booker short-listed Patrick deWitt, Baileys Prize winner A.M. Homes, Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly […]

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Collection Development

Sharing the Struggle | Memoir

By reading about those with different lived experiences, we find commonalities and strength to share in the struggle toward a more equitable world for all.

The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform users of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. These 35 sources should be available in most libraries.

Family Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

This month’s memoir picks are about families and, particularly, fathers and sons.

Doing Right by Our Smallest Citizens | Parenting Reviews

FROM CELEBRITY TELL-ALLS to husband bashing to why we might want to remove “Good Job!” from our parenting vocabulary, there is quite the array of topics covered in this month’s column.

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

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Early Scares: Halfway to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf

Short stories are alive and kicking when it comes to tales of terror. Here are some recent anthologies that will deliver just the right amount of chills and thrills.

Leading Adults to YA Fiction | Readers’ Advisory

According to a 2012 Bowker study, “Understanding the Children’s Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” the majority of YA buyers, at 55 percent, are adult—and of those, 78 percent are buying for themselves.

Learning To Love Romance | Readers’ Advisory

Passionate historicals, fast-paced suspense, werewolves, Vikings, modern-day bikers, Navy SEALs, Amish families. The romance genre can give you all these things and a happy ending.

Making Horror Less Scary | Readers’ Advisory

Welcome to the world of horror fiction, where monsters roam the streets, vampires attack at night, ghosts haunt every home, and mayhem is the norm.

Expanding the SF/Fantasy Universe | Readers’ Advisory

Among librarians, both science fiction (sf) and fantasy can create feelings of fear and uncertainty about our ability to serve our readers’ needs. But that needn’t be the case: here are some ways to become more comfortable with sf and fantasy and better at connecting patrons with the genre.

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