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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce October Favorites

Below is the latest LibraryReads, listing the October releases that librarians are most excited … [Continue Reading]

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National Book Awards’ Second Annual Long-Lists Honor Jane Smiley, Edward O. Wilson, Louise Glück, & More

This week, the National Book Foundation (NBF) announced its long-lists in fiction, nonfiction, … [Continue Reading]

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Thanks for the Memories | Memoir

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye! In the four years I’ve written this column, there … [Continue Reading]

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Betrayals, Bound Feet, Ghosts, and Rollergirls | What We’re Reading

This week the School Library Journal/LJ staffers learn some things about spycraft, Chinese culture, … [Continue Reading]

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Q&A: Ann Hood

Author Ann Hood (The Obituary Writer; Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting) tackles the … [Continue Reading]

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Q&A: Chris Bohjalian & Grace Blewer

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National Book Awards’ Second Annual Long-Lists Honor Jane Smiley, Edward O. Wilson, Louise Glück, & More

This week, the National Book Foundation (NBF) announced its long-lists in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people’s literature for the National Book Awards (NBA), featuring books the judges deemed the best works written by a U.S. citizen and published in the United States between December 1, 2013, and November 30, 2014. One list each day […]

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Early Mantel, Brand-new King, & a Leprechaun Bachelor Party | November Audio in Advance | Fiction

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Snow Queen and Other Stories. Naxos. Read by Clare Corbett. Fairy tale fans and Frozen-philes interested in exploring the film’s source material will want to listen […]

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Q&A: Ann Hood

Author Ann Hood tackles the multigenerational family saga with her sumptuous new novel, An Italian Wife, released this month.

Microbiology, September 2014 | Best Sellers

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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce October Favorites

Below is the latest LibraryReads, listing the October releases that librarians are most excited about. Are you interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. 1. Stein, Garth. A Sudden […]

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Reading-by-Numbers | Wyatt’s World

From Johnson’s How We Got to Now and Marcus’s History of Rock ‘n’ Roll to President Bush’s 41: A Portrait of My Father, here are five books you can count on for elucidation.

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People of the Founding Era; PrivCo | Reference eReviews

While PFE is not an intuitively obvious resource…it does offer access to information on individuals who have otherwise been ignored by mainstream historical documentation; PrivCo simplifies research and is recommended for academic institutions.

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Urban Landscapes, Mythic Traditions, Magill’s Medical Guide | Reference Reviews

Atlas of Cities celebrates the urban landscape’s past, present, and potential for the future, Leeming’s likable and helpful work is recommended for public and high school library collections, expanded coverage of material related to aging, neuroscience, medical diseases, and infectious diseases

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Alkon on Etiquette, Memoir from McBride, How To Grow Mushrooms, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

Alkon deals with modern problems in interpersonal relationships, such as how civilized people should act when standing in lines; anyone who has lived with excess weight will appreciate McBride’s book; Wansink’s book is a revelation!

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Thanks for the Memories | Memoir

September memoir reviews cover dog stories, tales of illnesses and triumph, marriage and remarriage recountings, and a reckoning with forgiveness.

Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

Anniversaries, Desserts, White Trash, Texas Noir | Classic Returns

This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

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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Reading-by-Numbers | Wyatt’s World

From Johnson’s How We Got to Now and Marcus’s History of Rock ‘n’ Roll to President Bush’s 41: A Portrait of My Father, here are five books you can count on for elucidation.

An Educational Reading List | Wyatt’s World

New books on teaching, education, and learning: from the Blackboard to The Teacher Wars

Fashionable Reading | Wyatt’s World

From the image-rich and detailed Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the quirky and eclectic Worn Stories

Back to School : Classics Worth a Second Read | The Reader’s Shelf

Consider building a display of classic titles that your patrons might have, shall we say, skimmed the first time around.

STARZ Outlander | RA Crossroads

With misty rain, the swirl of a kilt, and eye contact that speaks volumes, the STARZ series holds the promise of converting a new set of viewers into devoted Diana Gabaldon fans.

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