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Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen by Maureen Abood | LJ Review

Abood, Maureen. Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh & Classic Recipes from My Lebanese … [Continue Reading]

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Rob Doyle | Debut Spotlight, August 2015

Rob Doyle is a reader’s writer. His riveting debut novel, Here Are the Young Men (LJ 6/1/15), has … [Continue Reading]

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Mystery and More: Kate Morton’s Carefully Structured The Lake House Has Broad Appeal

In The Lake House (Atria. Oct. 2015), plucky 14-year-old Alice Edevane’s little brother, Theo, … [Continue Reading]

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Talking, Tweeting, Writing, Riding | What We’re Reading

The LJ/School Library Journal  "What We're Reading" people find inspiration on Twitter, in the … [Continue Reading]

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From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television

With the recent explosion in comic book–based movies and television shows, now is a good time to … [Continue Reading]

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Romance Writers Honored in New York City | RWA 2015

The culmination of the 35th annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference, held in New York … [Continue Reading]

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Thrillerfest X: What’s Trending in 2015

Held July 7–11 in New York City and sponsored by International Thriller Writers (ITW), this year’s Thrillerfest—the tenth annual event—really was somewhat more international in flavor than previous years. Authors present included Sara Blaedel, creator of the internationally best-selling series starring Det. Louise Rick and in 2014 voted Denmark’s most popular novelist for the fourth […]

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Chelsea Clinton, Laurie Halse Anderson, & Rupert Grint, Narrator | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Middle Grade

Al Mansour, Haifaa. The Green Bicycle. Listening Library. ISBN 9780147526175. Read by Ariana Delawari. Gr 5-8–Spunky 11-year-old Wadjda lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her parents. She desperately wants a bicycle so that she can race her friend Abdullah, even though it is considered improper for girls to ride bikes. Wadjda earns money for her […]

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Eli Gottlieb | LibraryReads Author, August 2015

“I hope this novel can help contribute to a discussion of otherness in general and of humanizing that which we often regard as alien: the disabled, autistics, schizophrenics…its main purpose is finally to engage and to hold the reader inside a world.”

Biology, July 2015 | Best Sellers

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Time for Tea | Wyatt’s World

Tea is hot right now. From magazine features to specialty shops to tea sommeliers, more and more people are savoring the pleasures of a good cuppa. Here are five books to support your readers’ habit.

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Get Out and Play | Parenting Reviews, August 2015

BACK TO A BALANCED APPROACH Ten years ago the child-rearing literature was rife with harried time lines, limited windows of opportunity, benchmarks of necessary accomplishments, and a generally frantic approach to raising kids.

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Benincasa, Boyd, Higgins, Holleman, & Double Murakami | Fiction Reviews, August 2015

Boyd is simply stunning; another exceptional summertime read from Higgins; an unparalleled opportunity to experience Murakami’s progression from start to phenom; a great YA crossover for older teens from Benincasa

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First Novelists Bivald, Hallberg, Holleman, McCrea, Watkins, & others | Debut Fiction, August 2015

Baker gets his spellbinding debut off to a rousing start, Bivald reminds us why we’re book lovers, Hallberg expertly handles multiple shifts in perspective, ­McCrea is a new author to follow, Watkins offers a wholly distinct work

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Fiction from Beattie, Cameron, Connolly, de Bernières, Grafton, Kennedy, Reichs, and Debuts | Xpress Reviews

A wry collection from Beattie, a funny and bittersweet debut, Cameron’s latest canine-themed novel, an existential debut, a fresh take from Grafton, a rich debut, a joy for Dr. Who fans, suspense from Reichs, a rockin’ debut

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Get Out and Play | Parenting Reviews, August 2015

BACK TO A BALANCED APPROACH Ten years ago the child-rearing literature was rife with harried time lines, limited windows of opportunity, benchmarks of necessary accomplishments, and a generally frantic approach to raising kids.

Careful, You’re Being Watched: Surveillance & Privacy | Collection Development, August 2015

With ongoing revelations about activities of the National Security Agency, citizens need to know as much as they can about privacy and how surveillance is now a part of everyone’s life. These 28 sources should shed some light on the matter.

Four Quality First-Timers | Memoir

Four remarkable memoir debuts from a playwright, a hoarder (maybe), a brother, and a grandson.

Other Voices, Other Views | African American Fiction and More

Alternating narrative points of view in a book can either confuse readers or provide a different and fresh take on a given situation. In this month’s selections we hear from a frustrated teenage girl living in poverty, a ghost unhappy that his former friends are grieving, and activists protesting police brutality.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | LJ Review

Library Journal’s review of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Time for Tea | Wyatt’s World

Tea is hot right now. From magazine features to specialty shops to tea sommeliers, more and more people are savoring the pleasures of a good cuppa. Here are five books to support your readers’ habit.

Postscript: Life in Letters | The Reader’s Shelf, August 2015

Between paeans to the practice itself, collections of correspondence, and novels in letters, there is an embarrassment of riches out there for epistolary readers.

From Page to Screen: Graphic Novels in Movies and Television

What’s a librarian to do when new comic converts ask for a book about their latest favorite character, or a comic that is similar to their favorite show? Start with this handy list of graphic novels that have either inspired or been inspired by their broadcast and cinematic counterparts.

McLain’s Circling the Sun Soars | RA Crossroads

Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection readers’ advisory (RA) service goes where it may. In this column, Beryl Markham leads me down a winding path.

New Mysteries Starring Familiar Faces | Wyatt’s World

Late July and early August see a return of characters many readers know well—as recurring sleuths in crime novels reappear to take on new cases.

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