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Sun, Moon, Stars | What We’re Reading & Watching

Today’s the day of the solar eclipse, and everybody’s talking about it. We’ve been … [Continue Reading]

Summering Down | Memoir

As summer winds down, we feel the passage of time more acutely. This month’s memoirists each … [Continue Reading]

Final Thoughts on the Perfect Genre | RWA 2017

With a reimagined Romance Writers of America 2017 schedule, I attended fewer workshops than I might … [Continue Reading]

A Special Day for Librarians | RWA 2017

A highlight of the annual Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is Librarians Day, offering a … [Continue Reading]

Collection Development: Prostate Health & Wellness

Many men do not seek medical advice or treatment unless it’s clearly essential. As part of this … [Continue Reading]

Romance Conference Presents Lovely RITAs | RWA 2017

Oftentimes, change can be positive, even if it turns things upside down and your internal calendar … [Continue Reading]

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New Writers To Watch | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2018

Andreasen, Michael. The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories. Dutton. Feb. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781101986615. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781101986622. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. SHORT STORIES A little sister born without a head turns out to be quite annoying. A lovelorn kraken pulls a ship into the deep. A man longs for his wife even as his […]

Maria Dueñas, Gregory Maguire, & Henning Mankell’s last book | October Fiction on Audio

Gregory Maguire reimagines the Nutcracker, Chantal Acevado fictionalizes Spanish princess Eulalia, and a debut thriller connects modern murders to medieval Moscow.

Eleanor Taylor Bland Award Honors Emerging Mystery Writers of Color

Sisters in Crime announced their fourth winner of the Eleanor Taylor Bland Award, which honors the memory of the pioneering African American mystery writer

Education, August 2017 | Best Sellers

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New Writers To Watch | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2018

Andreasen, Michael. The Sea Beast Takes a Lover: Stories. Dutton. Feb. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9781101986615. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781101986622. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. SHORT STORIES A little sister born without a head turns out to be quite annoying. A lovelorn kraken pulls a ship into the deep. A man longs for his wife even as his […]

Sun, Moon, Stars | What We’re Reading & Watching

The “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang dons the safety glasses and checks out eclipse titles and more this week.

Inequality, Immigration, & Eloquent Rage | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2018

Austen, Ben. High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing. Harper. Feb. 2018. 400p. ISBN 9780062235060. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062235084. SOCIAL SCIENCE/POVERTY Built in 1940s Chicago, the Cabrini-Green public housing project eventually encompassed a population of 20,000 shoved into 23 towers on 70 acres near the city’s classiest real estate. Since razed, it became […]

Revisiting the Vietnam War | Wyatt’s World

On September 17, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will launch a ten-part PBS film documentary series The Vietnam War, providing plenty of ideas for what to reach for in the collection, such as Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Sympathizer, and Nothing Ever Dies.

Nonfiction: Golf & African Americans, Allergy-Free Cooking, Pro Wrestling, Marriage Counseling | Xpress Reviews

An unsettling but solid perspective on America and golf; for public libraries seeking diet and health-related cookbooks; the Flairs will please their base with accounts of action in and out of the ring; beneficial as part of a professional collection for counselors and others

Fiction from Denfeld, Hamer, Hannah, Simmons, and Debuter Reed | Xpress Reviews

Strongly recommended for readers who enjoy the work of authors such as Jane Hamilton and M.L. Stedman; reminiscent enough of The Memory Keeper’s Daughter to continue reading; a rare miss from Hannah; its biggest strength is its evocative depiction of the Windy City; the perfect read for a day at the beach

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Collection Development

Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time each in their own way: grieving loved ones, facing health issues, overcoming broken relationships, remarking on the milestones of children, aging, and rebuilding marriages and family connections.

Collection Development: Prostate Health & Wellness

Some 240,000 patients are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year, yet, there are very few evidenced-based titles on prostate health published annually. Here are 27 resources to help.

Families & Addiction, Philosophers, Two Debuts, & Joyce Maynard | Memoir

A grab-bag of titles about drug addiction, prevailing against all odds, almost forgotten ancestors, a love story cut short, and a Renaissance philosopher.

Children & Divorce, Neuroscience & Teen Brains, Montessori Mastery, Risk-Taking | Parenting Reviews

Sound strategies for responding to the needs of children during and after divorce; the appeal of Hicks’s titles are their concise and direct approach; Price’s book brings an important voice to a much-needed conversation, highly recommended; Shatkin’s readable style, complete research, and useful case studies all combine cohesively

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.

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Readers’ Advisory

Revisiting the Vietnam War | Wyatt’s World

On September 17, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will launch a ten-part PBS film documentary series The Vietnam War, providing plenty of ideas for what to reach for in the collection, such as Viet Thanh Nguyen’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Sympathizer, and Nothing Ever Dies.

August Genre Highlights | Wyatt’s World

From new and established authors alike, plenty of genre books are published in August, just in time for a final, savor-the-summer-day read. These examples span romance, historical fiction, suspense, and more.

Reading Through Time | The Reader’s Shelf

There are many ways to travel in time once inside a book—from those set in the past or future to those that are not satisfied with just one temporal plane. These six books explore the many threads of time.

Celebrating Jane Austen | RA Crossroads

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death on July 18, 1817. A proper celebration of the author’s life must begin with her iconic novels.

Summer Reading Final Call | Wyatt’s World

As August begins the slow slide into fall, back-to-school commercials toll doom for students and the baseball season rounds the corner into an extended homestretch. Make the most of the final month of vacations with a last look at summer reading.

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