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Summering Down | Memoir

As summer winds down, we feel the passage of time more acutely. This month’s memoirists each … [Continue Reading]

Final Thoughts on the Perfect Genre | RWA 2017

With a reimagined Romance Writers of America 2017 schedule, I attended fewer workshops than I might … [Continue Reading]

A Special Day for Librarians | RWA 2017

A highlight of the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is Librarians Day, offering a … [Continue Reading]

Collection Development: Prostate Health & Wellness

Many men do not seek medical advice or treatment unless it’s clearly essential. As part of this … [Continue Reading]

Romance Conference Presents Lovely RITAs | RWA 2017

Oftentimes, change can be positive, even if it turns things upside down and your internal calendar … [Continue Reading]

Galaxy Quests | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

Debuts showcase diverse voices, epics reign, space operas blast off, and horror rises from the grave … [Continue Reading]

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Banville, Mamet, Zadie Smith, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2018

Banville, John. Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir. Knopf. Feb. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781524732837. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524732844. Downloadable: Random Audio. MEMOIR/TRAVEL Not just a memoir, this new work by Man Booker Prize winner Banville recounts his relationship with Dublin, a significant force in his life if not in his fiction until the Quirke mystery series […]

Maria Dueñas, Gregory Maguire, & Henning Mankell’s last book | October Fiction on Audio

Gregory Maguire reimagines the Nutcracker, Chantal Acevado fictionalizes Spanish princess Eulalia, and a debut thriller connects modern murders to medieval Moscow.

Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Honors Emerging Mystery Writers of Color

Sisters in Crime announced their fourth winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award, which honors the memory of the pioneering African American mystery writer

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Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Honors Emerging Mystery Writers of Color

Sisters in Crime announced their fourth winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award, which honors the memory of the pioneering African American mystery writer

Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time each in their own way: grieving loved ones, facing health issues, overcoming broken relationships, remarking on the milestones of children, aging, and rebuilding marriages and family connections.

Banville, Mamet, Zadie Smith, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2018

Banville, John. Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir. Knopf. Feb. 2018. 224p. ISBN 9781524732837. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9781524732844. Downloadable: Random Audio. MEMOIR/TRAVEL Not just a memoir, this new work by Man Booker Prize winner Banville recounts his relationship with Dublin, a significant force in his life if not in his fiction until the Quirke mystery series […]

Winter Thrillers | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2018

Berenson, Alex. The Deceivers. Putnam. Feb. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780399176166. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780698407534. lrg. prnt. CD/downloadable: Penguin Audio. THRILLER At the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks, a terrorist sting gone intentionally wrong results in puddles of blood. So what’s that got to do with John Wells’s new assignment? That’s for the […]

Britain’s Century, African American Triumph, the Cold War , & More | History Previews, Feb. 2018

Blum, Howard. We Shall Bury You! Harper. Feb. 2018. 496p. ISBN 9780062458247. $29.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062458278. HISTORY A New York Times best-selling, Edgar Award–winning author who typically investigates significant but little-known corners of U.S. history, Blum relies on recently declassified files to tell a story that starts with brilliant linguist/codebreaker Meredith Gardner learning that a […]

August Genre Highlights | Wyatt’s World

From new and established authors alike, plenty of genre books are published in August, just in time for a final, savor-the-summer-day read. These examples span romance, historical fiction, suspense, and more.

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Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time each in their own way: grieving loved ones, facing health issues, overcoming broken relationships, remarking on the milestones of children, aging, and rebuilding marriages and family connections.

Collection Development: Prostate Health & Wellness

Some 240,000 patients are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year, yet, there are very few evidenced-based titles on prostate health published annually. Here are 27 resources to help.

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.

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August Genre Highlights | Wyatt’s World

From new and established authors alike, plenty of genre books are published in August, just in time for a final, savor-the-summer-day read. These examples span romance, historical fiction, suspense, and more.

Reading Through Time | The Reader’s Shelf

There are many ways to travel in time once inside a book—from those set in the past or future to those that are not satisfied with just one temporal plane. These six books explore the many threads of time.

Celebrating Jane Austen | RA Crossroads

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death on July 18, 1817. A proper celebration of the author’s life must begin with her iconic novels.

Summer Reading Final Call | Wyatt’s World

As August begins the slow slide into fall, back-to-school commercials toll doom for students and the baseball season rounds the corner into an extended homestretch. Make the most of the final month of vacations with a last look at summer reading.

Soccer, Sunshine, and Secret Agents | Books for Dudes

This month’s reviews include guides to soccer terminology and reconnecting with nature, fiction about secret agents, and a moving true story of arson in rural Virginia.

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