It’s All Relative | Science & Technology Reviews, March 1, 2017

the family gene

A science text that reads like a mystery and a family’s struggle to stop any further transmission of a deadly gene; both excellent, accessible additions for most public libraries

Enchanting Folk Art, Creative Leather Jewelry, Unique Embroidery | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 1, 2017

imagine a forest

doilies patterns without the fuss; great tips concerning joint strength and troubleshooting; jewelrymakers interested in incorporating leather into their crafting; craftsmen of all trades can find a project right here

Audiobooks by Doctorow and Vinet | Xpress Reviews

ragtimeTN

The fascinating, ironic, and fanciful strands that Doctorow pulls from history and imagination are both humorous and horrific, read in his own voice; a diverting historical romance for libraries collecting to please genre fans

Men Before Their Time | Audio Reviews, March 1, 2017

revolutionary life

A compelling look at two extraordinary historical figures; history buffs will find these books to be challenging but exciting reads

Drive-In Decades | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 1, 2017

drive-in movies

Long-forgotten performers and films will be rediscovered; movie lovers will enjoy a blast from the past with these easy reads that capture the drive-in era

Routledge Historical Resources; World Religions Online | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2017

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The content that’s here is scholarly and beneficial; it’s what’s not included that may concern customers; suitable for a wide range of patrons, World Religion Online provides all the material necessary for a high school–level paper while offering a beginning point for AP or community college research.

Graphic Novels from Helfand & Kumar, Muradov, and Sikoryak | Xpress Reviews

termsTN

A tool for reluctant readers to teach facts and history; patrons who appreciate the drawings of Al Hirschfeld will appreciate Muradov’s “graphic novella”; an example of how to use art to change how readers approach narrative content

Fiction from Appel and Prebble with Debuters Heubusch and Hickie | Xpress Reviews

shroudTN

Resembling a psychiatrist’s clinical case study—a gripping one to be sure; Bondurant can carry a series, and this book demands a sequel! Hickie raises some interesting moral/ethical questions; plot twists may keep readers intrigued, but the stilted language and shallow characters make the novel less enjoyable

E-Originals from Collins, Knox, Parker, and Star | Xpress Reviews

dogooderTN

Rapid pacing delivers a quick read but leaves little room for tension; Knox’s latest is highly recommended for all romance readers looking to be swept away; the preoccupation with gossip is tempered when family becomes the focus; a star for Star, for romance readers who prefer a dollop of snark

Psychology, February 2017 | Best Sellers

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