The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick | LJ Review

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Tender, insightful, and surprising, this wonderful debut novel is a stunning addition to the popular genre of transformative stories of otherwise uneventful lives.

The Widow by Fiona Barton | LJ Review

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Barton’s first novel is one of suspense and intrigue that keeps the pages turning.

Fiction from Brady, Hamilton, and Jordan | Xpress Reviews

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Suggest Brady’s page-turning crime thriller to fans of Charles Finch and Anne Perry; Hamiton’s thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber; Jordan conjures incredible sparks between our cautious couple and keeps the action flowing

U.S. History, February 2016 | Best Sellers

April 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Labud and Lee, plus Debuter del Mar | Xpress Reviews

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A debut that does the wounded warrior romance just about right; Labud’s latest might please those who enjoy angst-filled narratives, but it will not satisfy most romance fans; the continuing unexpected activities of Leyton’s Headland

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) offers a wide range of reference material that can guide library users through processes such as estate planning, investing for the future, learning about tax incentives to start a small business, or rebuilding or improving a poor credit score.

The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer | LJ Review

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Hamer, a Rhys Davies Short Story Prize winner, is a natural storyteller who writes with such a sense of drama, compulsion, and sympathy that most readers will devour this work in one or two sittings.

How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman | LJ Review

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Goodman (How To Be a Victorian) is well known to lovers of BBC series such as Tudor Monastery Farm. Instead of kings and queens, this book focuses on the lives of ordinary people, from those in gentlemen’s households to tenant farmers.

Go, Oscar, Go: Best Documentary Feature Nominees 2016 | LJ Reviews

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LJ tracked down the nominees for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature to get a jump on the February 28 television broadcast (see LJ 2/15/16). Below are reviews of four of the five nominated films. What Happened, Miss Simone? was unavailable for review.

Drawing Strife: Global Conflicts in Graphic Novels | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2016

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The striking images in graphic novels are an excellent means of depicting the physical and emotional trauma created by conflicts around the world.