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Blake Crouch | LibraryReads Author, July 1, 2016

In Blake Crouch’s fantastically conceived yet utterly persuasive Dark Matter, contented family man … [Continue Reading]

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Brontës, Selfies, Babies, Frankenstein, & More | Classic Returns

Classic returns, those rereleased titles we love, come in many shapes and sizes, but this column's … [Continue Reading]

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Summer Promise | Debut Novels, July 1, 2016

BOOKS THAT BUZZED in late spring and are ready for beach reading. Books publishing this summer that … [Continue Reading]

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Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice & Policing | Collection Development, July 1, 2016

Consider the population of the American criminal justice system. Federal and juvenile corrections … [Continue Reading]

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Joan Pedzich | In Memoriam

Going through this morning’s email I was dumbstruck by a notice that my longtime reviewer Joan … [Continue Reading]

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Sexy Reads | African American Fiction (and More)

Mirroring the mantra “sex sells," this month’s selections feature such salacious situations as … [Continue Reading]

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Last Chance To Grab Your 2016 ALA Galley & Signing Guide

If you’re heading to the American Library Association conference in Orlando this week, don’t forget to take along the 2016 ALA Galley & Signing Guide, whether as a download or a printout. There is one important addendum to the guide: Patrick Phillips will be signing Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, on […]

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Colson Whitehead, Emma Donoghue, & Diana Gabaldon | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Fiction

Fiction on audio coming out in September 2016

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Blake Crouch | LibraryReads Author, July 1, 2016

In Blake Crouch’s fantastically conceived yet utterly persuasive Dark Matter, contented family man Jason Dessen is walking home from a friend’s celebratory bar meet-up when he’s abducted. He awakens in a laboratory where everyone reveres him, yet things are decidedly off

Religion, June 2016 | Best Sellers

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Free Resources for an Informed Electorate | Reference eReviews, July 1, 2016

For librarians staffing reference desks from now until November, this list of free, easy-to-navigate, and frequently updated websites, is ideal for keeping on hand and at the ready.

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Lean/Coward’s “Brief Encounter,” Frankenheimer’s Manchurian Candidate, an Oscar-Nominated “Bedouin Western,” & More | Fast Scans, July 1, 2016

David Lean collaborates with playwright Noel Coward to produce a heartbreaking drama; I, Anna, a seductive film noir; Oscar-nominated Angela Lansbury radiates chills in The Manchurian Candidate; an exciting disaster flick, well grounded in reality

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Fiction by Stanišić, the Life of a Woman in the Selma March, and a Boatload of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Bennett is for discriminating readers, Lee’s first novel should further elevate her reputation, McInerney offers a fresh and surprising view of Cork’s underclasses, an impressive and well-executed debut, a complex, suspenseful entry in the Western noir, luminous yet precise language from Stanišić

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Relationship Building, Joyful Living, a Literary Recovery, & More | Self-Help Reviews, July 1, 2016

ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE THEME of this month’s column, whether you just need some direction in life, are in recovery, or are determined to choose the right kind of love this time around.

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Politics & Elections Resources | Reference eReviews, July 1, 2016

WITH ELECTION SEASON IN FULL SWING, LJ revisits previously reviewed and noteworthy resources, mostly subscription databases, covering politics and elections.

Religion, June 2016 | Best Sellers

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Collection Development

Brontës, Selfies, Babies, Frankenstein, & More | Classic Returns

This time out, we spotlight classics of literature, art, fashion, pregnancy bibles, and coming-of-age stories.

Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice & Policing | Collection Development, July 1, 2016

According to a 2015 report, violent crime is about half of what it was in 1991, and property crime is down by over 40 percent. Still, public scrutiny of the system and those who work within it may be at an all-time high. These 31 resources, with more on the web, paint an eye-opening picture of our criminal justice system and policing that readers need to see.

Sexy Reads | African American Fiction (and More)

Mirroring the mantra “sex sells,” this month’s selections feature such salacious situations as open marriages, hiring prostitutes for a hubby’s bedroom pleasure, cougars turned on by younger guys, and gold diggers taking older men’s money.

Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

This month, all the memoir picks are about being brave, and the many forms that it may take. Even when dealing with heavy subject matter, the authors find light, humor, and meaning in their experiences.

Beyond Caitlyn Jenner | Collection Development: Transgender Fiction & Nonfiction, June 1, 2016

The past ten years have seen dramatically increased visibility of transgender people in the public eye. For those in the community and those wanting to understand more about it, these 30 resources will fill in many of the blanks.

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Readers’ Advisory

Summer Days, Reading Away | The Reader’s Shelf, July 1, 2016

Just the term summer reading is evocative, promising all kinds of thrills, from quick, immersive jaunts to literary experiments. These debuts span that range to fill a day on the beach, a few hours tucked up on a porch, or a longer period of concentrated reading time.

Summer Listens | Wyatt’s World

Round out audiobook month with a selection of summer listens—aural experiences perfect for taking a road trip, lounging the afternoon away, or sunning on a beach.

Tyler’s Vinegar Girl, Fully Tamed | RA Crossroads

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

Audio Only | Wyatt’s World

Celebrate audiobook month with an intriguing format—audio only. Written to be heard rather than read, these works offer listeners uniquely transporting experiences.

This Old House | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2016

When you pass an abandoned mansion, are you immediately transported back to a time when people were elegant and skeletons were hidden in every closet? Here are seven books that feature those fascinating edifices, with an atmospheric feel and parallel narratives that switch between time lines.

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