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Cuba, Then & Now | Collection Development

Cuba has served as a playground for tourists, a model Communist state, and most recently a renewed … [Continue Reading]

First Steps | Debut Novels

A list of good books is supposed to answer the question: What should I read next? But sometimes, as … [Continue Reading]

Women in Jazz: Part 2 | Music Matters

Back in May we began the first of a three-part series about women in jazz (LJ 5/1/17, p. 49; … [Continue Reading]

Summer Travels | Classic Returns

It’s fitting that the summer edition of "Classic Returns" should feature so much travel. This time … [Continue Reading]

#Ownvoices | Collection Development: Race, Diversity, & Society

The complexity, history, and nuances of race in America mean a wealth of material could arguably be … [Continue Reading]

Ordering à la Carte | Memoir

For those who are not in the mood for any one thing but ravenous for variety, this month's memoirs … [Continue Reading]

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From Cuba to Good Eating | Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2017

Guerriero, Leila, ed. Cuba on the Verge: 12 Writers on Continuity and Change in Havana and Across the Country. Ecco. Dec. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780062661067. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062661081. ESSAYS Conceived before the Trump administration’s reversal of President Obama’s refreshed U.S. policy regarding Cuba, this collection of essays is now all the more relevant. Key […]

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.

Biology, June 2017 | Best Sellers

September 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

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The Power of Art

Boldly radical architecture, conceptual art, site-specific installations, and conflicts between aesthetics and politics; readers interested in the Russian revolution and the effect that it had on art and culture will find either book fascinating

Love and Peace: Exploring 1960’s Art & Culture

With mesmerizing photographs that capture the history and culture of the 1960’s, readers who enjoy graphic arts, history, and performing arts will truly enjoy these books

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.

E-Originals from Bridges, a Quartet of Historical Authors, Maher, and Riley | Xpress Reviews

For readers looking for a solid transition into grittier, darker, BDSM novels; overall, a collection to recommend to fans of Scottish romance, with the witty stories the stronger reads; a smart and engaging romance, with a sprinkle of office politics and a backdrop of the nation’s capital; a lighthearted rom-com that offers plenty of awkward meet-cute moments and a couple of steamy love scenes

Biology, June 2017 | Best Sellers

September 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

First Steps | Debut Novels

Summer fiction titles from first-timers bend the boundaries in this debut preview.

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Collection Development

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.

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.

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A Mad Bomber, Ungentlemanly Warfare, and Prog Rock | Books for Dudes

The staff, volunteers, and partners here at BFD Enterprises found some great stuff this month, including amazing short stories and a book about Winston Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

Audiobook Month Concludes with Speed | Wyatt’s World

Wrap up audiobook month with a set of fast-paced listens, perfect for that inevitable stretch 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.

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