Religion, July 2016 | Best Sellers

October 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Graphic Novels from Debuter Frisch and Van Sciver | Xpress Reviews

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Those seeking a somber take on the American family may enjoy Frisch’s debut; a excellent encapsulation of Van Sciver’s style

Nonfiction: Reducing Sugar, Braverman’s Memoir, the Ryder Cup, Copley, Language | Xpress Reviews,

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For health-conscious cooks and bakers; a real-life thriller combined with a remarkable coming-of-age tale; with appeal to those interested in golf, leadership, and business; at the Revolutionary War from a slightly different perspective; more to enjoy in McWhorter’s discussion

Fiction: Brown, Danielewski, Edwards, Eggers, Fagan, McCall Smith, O’Farrell, & Steiner | Xpress Reviews

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Worth the wait from Brown; Part 3 of Danielewski’s tale is highly recommended; a debut with a strong sense of time and place; for fans of historical fiction and murder mysteries; Eggers’s latest is seamlessly written; Fagan has written a hopeful tale about human connections; a winning collection from McCall Smith; fine new offering from the gifted O’Farrell

Finding Love in the Library: Embracing Indie Romance Books | SELF-esteem

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Trends in the romance genre and readership are evolving as quickly as the technology. Direct access to a huge variety of new print books and ebooks is exciting for voracious romance readers. At the same time, the ability to control the publishing process and market books directly to interested readers is exciting for emerging and established romance writers.

E-Originals from Adrienne, Bell, and Wilkins | Xpress Reviews

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A new series centering on bears—somewhat underused in the shifter universe; a nontraditional heroine and a lusty Scottish laird; Wilkins’s latest is not a bad read for those who like Western romances

Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have

Wisdom & Scripture, Activism & Faith, Engaging the Work/Life Balance | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Angel opts for tradition with a book of everyday wisdom; Bowler explains Christmas in the Crosshairs; King’s call to action is a welcome addition; a helpful study in self-transformation; Steindl-Rast’s efforts prove a worthy guide

Women on Top: Biographies of Leaders Who Shaped the Course of History

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Readers who enjoy biographies of compelling and powerful women will relish The Huntress; every library must have a copy of First Women; Maggs seeks to shine the spotlight on the Wonder Women who changed history

Levine’s Debut of the Month, Cato, First Novelists Black, Das, & New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, July 1, 2016

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS! The 2016 Nebula Awards were presented on May 14 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton, in what turned out to be a sweep by women authors. Winners included Naomi Novik’s Uprooted (best novel), Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti (best novella), Sarah Pinsker’s “Our Lady of the Open Road” (best novelette), and Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (best short story).