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Comics Cross Over | Genre Spotlight: Graphic Novels

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Nina George | LibraryReads Author Spotlight

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Fowler, Lovesey, Tursten, & More | Mystery Previews, Dec. 2017

Fowler, Christopher. Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery. Bantam. Dec. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780553448139. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101887073. MYSTERY When a man snapping photographs in In London’s Regent Park sees a girl walking a dog—and then sees her vanish into thin air—you know it’s time for grumpy old guy detectives Arthur […]

Jesmyn Ward, Louise Penny, & Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | August Fiction on Audio

Novels on audio releasing in August 2017.

Coming of Age in Apartheid-era South Africa | Debut Spotlight

South African–born, Toronto-based first novelist Bianca Marais’s Hum If You Don’t Know the Words tells the absorbing coming-of-age story of nine-year-old Robin Conrad. Living as a young white girl in Apartheid-era South Africa, Robin forms a new family after losing her own.

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Audiobook Month Concludes with Speed | Wyatt’s World

Wrap up audiobook month with a set of fast-paced listens, perfect for that inevitable stretch of time when the commute comes to a standstill on the way to the beach, lake, or office.

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.

Someone’s in the Kitchen | Video Reviews

Viewers with a craving for culinary documentaries as well as armchair cooks with a passion for Spanish cuisine and culture will gobble up this savory cinematic treat; For Grace ends on a satisfying note, not just for Duffy and his team but for the delight of the audience as well

Nonfiction on Complementary/Natural Mother and Infant Care Options | Xpress Reviews

For readers looking for a very specific, curated experience of complementary/natural prenatal through postnatal mother and infant care options; most would be better served to follow the authors’ online writings

Fiction from Connelly, Healy, Hearne, Koontz, Kuhn, Mallery, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Put this one in your beach bag; fans will clamor for Connelly’s new protagonist, a female Bosch; Healy delivers a striking, heartbreaking story; this compact volume affirms the strength of Hearne’s urban fantasy series; this new (series!) heroine from Koontz is bound to be an immediate hit; urban fantasy fans seeking novels featuring diverse protagonists should snap up Kuhn’s works; for romance fans and admirers of fresh women’s fiction; debut novelist Maynard crafted a heartwarming coming-of-age story

E-Originals from Barnard, Long, and Lynn | Xpress Reviews

A dreamy lead man in an exquisite locale who falls for the nerdy girl next door; this country romance from Long will capture readers and have them anticipating the series’ next installment; can Rowan and Zane have a future together despite their rocky, unorthodox beginnings?

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Collection Development

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.

Ordering à la Carte | Memoir

Five memoirs reflect the delightful miscellany of summer, for those who are not in the mood for any one thing, but ravenous for variety.

Kings & Queens | Collection Development: The Royals

Members of the British Royal Family continue to fascinate, with their long history and controversies. In this year of Elizabeth’s sapphire jubilee and the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, there is much to check out.

4 Family Stories, 1 Autism Experience | Memoir

LJ columnist Derek looks at three family memoirs and one autism memoir; plus bonus coverage of a memoir by Kelly Grey Carlisle

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Audiobook Month Concludes with Speed | Wyatt’s World

Wrap up audiobook month with a set of fast-paced listens, perfect for that inevitable stretch of time when the commute comes to a standstill on the way to the beach, lake, or office.

Reading for Our Political Times | Wyatt’s World

From ongoing wars and mounting refugee crises to corrupt policies and the traumatic fight for health care, there is plenty of noise and heat in today’s politics. Well-argued and insightful nonfiction helps inform readers of these timely debates and adds much-needed perspective on the issues.

Novel New Directions: Fresh Takes on the Literary Mashup | RA Crossroads

Begin with Theodore Goss’s The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, a smart, engrossing, and multilayered read in which characters lay claim to both their past and future.

Foodies Rejoice | Wyatt’s World

On June 16, The Great British Baking Show returns to PBS with Season 4, marking the perfect time to display new summer cookbooks and the best sure-bet titles. Here are four fresh choices plus one classic to accompany the series.

Summer Listening | Wyatt’s World

June is audiobook month, which nicely coincides with the start of summer reading. Here are five must-listens, perfect for hot commutes or epic road trips.

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