Fiction from Cook and Stratton, with Well-Written Debuts from Avdic and Heacock | Xpress Reviews

Fans of mysteries set in confined environments will tear through this dark thriller debut; Cook’s latest disappoints; a delicious summer treat with just enough sass, sex, and edible glitter; a heartwarming contemporary romance, with a woman of color as the main character

Politics & Law, July 2017 | Best Sellers

October 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

E-Originals from Dranoff, Meredith, Porter, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

A powerful urban fantasy that rings true to life; the naked emotions surrounding grief and abuse are revealing; Porter’s romance is nicely done and builds to an emotionally satisfying conclusion; when you have an explosion, there’s sure to be fire, with Zanetti providing plenty of heat

Middle Eastern Politics | Reference eReviews

Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar provides users of all levels with a comprehensive view of the material; Brill’s representation of the history and culture of the Middle East supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines; seamless navigation to vital content throughout, along with the powerful Qur’an suite of tools, places Oxford Islamic Studies Online in a “must-have” category

Light from Shadow: Books on Eclipses | The Reader’s Shelf

On August 21, a wide swath of the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse…. A host of books awaits those seeking to enrich the viewing experience by learning the lore of this rare spectacle.

“Class Mom” Laurie Gelman Earns Top Honors | Debut Spotlight

Laurie Gelman has put her stamp on the world of women’s fiction with her debut novel, Class Mom, which revolves around the antics of kindergarten class mom Jen Dixon.

Britannica Original Sources | Reference eReviews

This is a growing resource, and it’s to be expected that the content will evolve to represent a greater diversity of genders and ethnicities. A worthwhile purchase.

A Future-Forward Look at Current Events | SF/Fantasy Reviews

WHILE READERS often turn to sf and fantasy for “out-of-this-world” experiences, many of these titles are often grounded in current events woven into fantastical landscapes. Reflecting a resurgence of hard sf, two debut authors this month are ensuring that the world’s challenges are not lost.

Actor Snipes and Norman’s Debut of the Month, Cato’s Latest “Breath of Earth,” Yoon Ha Lee, Levine, and More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Setting is a huge draw for sf and fantasy readers, promising total escape from the humdrum real world. While many are imagined, these fictional universes often carry an author’s cultural influences or borrow from an actual society or physical place. This month’s titles give readers a sense of the variety in cultures and settings in both genres.

LJ Talks to Cartoonist Jillian Tamaki

Jillian Tamaki is known for crafting thoughtful, richly emotional stories with beautifully fluid and dynamic illustrations. This year she presents Boundless, a compilation of short stories depicting characters struggling against the confines of their lives, limitations, and circumstances.