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Bingeing, Rewriting, Feuding, Playing, Crying | What We’re Reading & Watching

The LJ/School Library Journal members of the "What We're Reading" team are still adjusting to … [Continue Reading]

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A Contemporary Haunting and a Roving Monster-Bear | Books for Dudes

Reading Lawrence Block's The Girl with the Long Green Heart, about two dudes working a “long … [Continue Reading]

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Great First Acts | Debut Novels

After the big-name holiday rush, spring ­typically brings a host of fresh debut novels, and this … [Continue Reading]

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Family Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

As I continue to struggle in my relationship with my father and to be a good father to my son, I … [Continue Reading]

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What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Stylish survivor/novelist/editor/critic/essayist Joan Juliet Buck spoke on Wednesday, March 8, at … [Continue Reading]

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Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

Many of the books in this edition of “Classic Returns” are all too timely, dealing with Russian … [Continue Reading]

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Star Authors at Day of Dialog | Barbara’s Picks, Prepub Alert, Sept. 2017

Allen, Danielle. Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781631493119. $24.95. MEMOIR James Conant Bryant University Professor at Harvard, Allen offers a memoir that sums up the tragedy of African American youth today and the continuing inequity in our justice system. Her cousin, Michael Alexander Allen, arrested at […]

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Sisters, Lies, & Dreams |YA Audio Coming in May

Being honest with yourself, taking a chance on change, making a run for it—these themes and more are explored in the crop of audiobooks for young adults coming out this May

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“Bridging Worlds” with Librarians Pun, Collard, and Parrott

Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, editors of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe discuss the inspiration for their new book, the role of academic libraries in global initiatives, and getting started in an international career.

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Diamond Legacies: Legendary Moments in Baseball, Past and Present

Ankiel’s journey is reading well spent; with grace and self-awareness, Borders tells her inspiring account; Ballplayer is for all sports collections; readers do not have to be baseball fans to be captivated by Dinner with DiMaggio; a legendary sports story to be cherished by all Cubs fans

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Star Authors at Day of Dialog | Barbara’s Picks, Prepub Alert, Sept. 2017

Allen, Danielle. Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781631493119. $24.95. MEMOIR James Conant Bryant University Professor at Harvard, Allen offers a memoir that sums up the tragedy of African American youth today and the continuing inequity in our justice system. Her cousin, Michael Alexander Allen, arrested at […]

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Englander, Lagercrantz, & More | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Sept. 2017

Denfeld, Rene. The Child Finder. Harper. Sept. 2017. 288p. ISBN 9780062659057. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062659071. CD: HarperAudio. POP FICTION Naomi is a child finder, an investigator who’s especially good at locating lost children because once upon a time she was lost herself. Now she’s after Madison Culver, who vanished three years ago when her family […]

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Dodd, Karon, Follett, & More | Pop Fiction Previews, Sept. 2017

Bergmann, Emanuel. The Trick. Atria. Sept. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9781501155826. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781501155840. HISTORICAL German-born, Los Angeles–based Bergmann offers a promising debut novel about ten-year-old Max, desperate to find a love spell to heal the rift between his parents, who approaches an embittered old man known in 1930s Germany as the Great Zabbatini. Zabbatini […]

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The Templars, McKinley, & More | History Previews, Sept. 2017

Conant, Jennet. Man of the Hour: James B. Conant, Warrior Scientist. S. & S. Sept. 2017. 640p. ISBN 9781476730882. $29; ebk. ISBN 9781476730929. BIOGRAPHY Conant supervised the production of poison gas during World War I, insisted on open admissions as Harvard president, championed U.S. entrance into World War II as an adviser to Franklin Roosevelt, […]

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Spring Clean Reads: Five New Books To Help with the Mess | Wyatt’s World

It seems that books on cleaning are becoming the new cookbooks—guides readers are as happy to page through and dream over as they are to use. Regardless of patron intentions, here are five titles to assist with a superclean.

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Family Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

This month’s memoir picks are about families and, particularly, fathers and sons.

Doing Right by Our Smallest Citizens | Parenting Reviews

FROM CELEBRITY TELL-ALLS to husband bashing to why we might want to remove “Good Job!” from our parenting vocabulary, there is quite the array of topics covered in this month’s column.

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.

28 Titles Exploring & Celebrating Native History & Culture

INDIGENOUS CIVILIZATIONS flourished in North America centuries before Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492. These 28 titles include new releases as well as classics. Some discuss ancient societies, while others explore the modern experience.

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Spring Clean Reads: Five New Books To Help with the Mess | Wyatt’s World

It seems that books on cleaning are becoming the new cookbooks—guides readers are as happy to page through and dream over as they are to use. Regardless of patron intentions, here are five titles to assist with a superclean.

Beauty and the Beast Redux | RA Crossroads

The story of Beauty and the Beast, first published by the French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740, is a fraught one, oft used as an example of repulsive messaging toward women and argued over by scholars.

Past Intrigue: Historical Mysteries | The Reader’s Shelf

Combining two genres—historical fiction and mystery—these books offer a walk through time and crime, via well-set novels that are abundant in detail, feeling, and clever plots.

Irish Reads | Wyatt’s World

The shelves of American libraries are full of Irish narratives. Indeed, the story of America itself is strongly shaped by the Irish. Celebrate today—and every day of the year—with examples of Ireland’s extraordinary literary gifts to readers. Here are but five choices.

A Contemporary Haunting and a Roving Monster-Bear | Books for Dudes

This month, Doug reviews crime fiction, a new edition of a trusted triathlon training book, and, in his words, “sf so undeniably imaginative it has reinvigorated my cold, dead heart.”

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