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Betrayals, Bound Feet, Ghosts, and Rollergirls | What We’re Reading

This week the School Library Journal/LJ staffers learn some things about spycraft, Chinese culture, … [Continue Reading]

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Q&A: Ann Hood

Author Ann Hood (The Obituary Writer; Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting) tackles the … [Continue Reading]

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Q&A: Chris Bohjalian & Grace Blewer

                           Authors and narrators often develop close … [Continue Reading]

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Q&A: Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie has been nominated for every sf award imaginable for her debut novel, Ancillary Justice, … [Continue Reading]

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A World of Firsts | Genre Spotlight: New Adult

In 2009, St. Martin’s Press announced a submission contest. It was looking for books for a “New … [Continue Reading]

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Old and New Friends Board the Mothership | What We’re Reading

This week we welcome two new contributors to “What We’re Reading,” Lisa Peet, who is a … [Continue Reading]

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An Educational Reading List | Wyatt’s World

New books on teaching, education, and learning: from the Blackboard to The Teacher Wars

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Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

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Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

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Q&A: Ann Hood

Author Ann Hood tackles the multigenerational family saga with her sumptuous new novel, An Italian Wife, released this month.

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Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

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Comic Book Art, Shaker Furniture, How To Crochet, Catification, & More | Arts & Crafts Reviews

Lavold’s fascinating exploration of the historical and cultural contexts behind Scandinavian cable knitting traditions is an essential addition to knitting collections, make your home cat-friendly without looking like a crazy cat person.

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Campbell on Neil Gaiman, Poetry from Hirsch, Byron Studies, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

Gaiman fans will be hanging on every word and illustration for a deeper insight into his eccentric genius, Hirsch constructs a personal history of grief that admits the full range of parental experience, a dramatic literary history ideal for readers interested in Romantic-era writing

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Betrayals, Bound Feet, Ghosts, and Rollergirls | What We’re Reading

This week the School Library Journal/LJ staffers learn some things about spycraft, Chinese culture, roller derby doings, imperfect relationships, and growing up in 1970s Texas.

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Beukes, Hooper, July, Coming-of-Age and Tudor Tales, & More | Fiction Reviews

Beukes sketches a metropolis full of hope and vigor, debut novelist Hooper’s spare, evocative prose dips in and out of reality, The First Bad Man will satisfy July’s fans and win her many more, Moran’s coming-of-age debut novel is both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny

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Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

Anniversaries, Desserts, White Trash, Texas Noir | Classic Returns

This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

How To Help Kids Stay on Task, Drug-Free, plus Managing Tantrums, & More | Parenting Reviews

Child psychologists Braaten and ­Willoughby offer a first-of-a-kind book on processing speeds; the “Bible” on kids and substance abuse; Cutchlow’s Zero to Five is the perfect gift for a new parent; Keith’s writing is sharp, her arguments valid, and her book timely

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An Educational Reading List | Wyatt’s World

New books on teaching, education, and learning: from the Blackboard to The Teacher Wars

Fashionable Reading | Wyatt’s World

From the image-rich and detailed Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the quirky and eclectic Worn Stories

Back to School : Classics Worth a Second Read | The Reader’s Shelf

Consider building a display of classic titles that your patrons might have, shall we say, skimmed the first time around.

STARZ Outlander | RA Crossroads

With misty rain, the swirl of a kilt, and eye contact that speaks volumes, the STARZ series holds the promise of converting a new set of viewers into devoted Diana Gabaldon fans.

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

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