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Questioning the Future | Designing the Future

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Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

Graphic Novel from Ben Katchor | Xpress Reviews

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A wonderful peek into an old yet new world, Katchor’s work pleasantly combines art and character, opening readers’ eyes and ears to the sights and sounds of this metropolis

Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews

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This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs

Fiction from Gray, Larsen, Morrell, and Preston & Child | Xpress Reviews

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Gray’s historical mystery will prove to be humorous and entertaining; Larsen’s impressive second novel is a solid choice for adventurous readers; aficionados of the Morrell’s trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company; this twisty and bizarre 16th Pendergast series installment will puzzle and delight fans

African History September 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Arend, Ash, Lindsey, and Meredith, plus “Silver Desire” | Xpress Reviews

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The tenth “Six Pack Ranch” is as good as the first; readers will be reminiscing about young love; book three in Lindsey’s “Geek Girl Mysteries” series is lots of fun; Meredith latest will appeal to those who enjoy seeing unlikable heroes get their comeuppance; Aasolid, varied depiction of sex and desire among the older set

October 2016 LibraryReads

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The October LibraryReads list includes historical fiction from Paulette Jiles, the latest installment of Tana French’s “Dublin Murder Squad” series, Brit Bennett’s dazzling debut, and, from Charlaine Harris, the first Aurora Teagarden mystery in more than a decade. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads […]

Future Forward for Libraries | Professional Media Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Why special collections must expand their role as teaching centers; Lankes’s New Librarianship is required reading; Varnum offers informative, diverse, and valuable insights on how libraries are implementing and using discovery tools

Gigl’s Debut of the Month, Andrews, Cogman, Grant, Priest, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Gigl’s debut brims with wit and thrills; Andrews’s “Kate Daniels” urban fantasies are among the very best; Priest creates an irresistible mix of horror and home improvement; Armstrong spotlights high drama, humor, and intelligence

Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later: A Quartet of Titles That Will Live On

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Harding’s history of the Cynthia Olson will appeal to nautical and military historians; Nelson looks at the overall effects of World War II on the American psyche; A Matter of Honor casts light on a controversial episode in history; Twomey provides much-needed context