Cooking | Best Sellers, September 2016

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From Cravings to Meathead to Weight Watchers Family Meals

LJ Reference Reviews: October 1, 2016

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Music Innovators is suitable for most casual music aficionados; Krishna in History will primarily appeal to undergraduate students; the resources of InfoSci-Books, InfoSci-Journal, InfoSci-Videos are highly curated and get the job done

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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An outstanding Feud between Nabokov and Wilson; staging Shakespeare in Swahililand and beyond; motivational Game Changers; U.S. immigration in The City of Dreams; Altman’s Treyf offers a warm portrayal of coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s

LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2016

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The demand for Fire should encourage expedited acquisition; listeners who appreciate strong storytelling, family sagas, island settings, will relish Nunez’s Even in Paradise; fans of Gillian Anderson will Fall hard for this British detective series

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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Scotland is a bonny setting for Colgan’s funny, winsome Bookshop on the Corner; Coover channels the humor and wit of Twain; Gilligan is in new territory examining Ireland’s Jewish community; fresh fiction in translation; debuter Littlejohn writes with assurance and skill; fans will relish Zahradnik’s gritty, powerful crime novel

Nonfiction: Disco, Makers, the Beatles, Presidents, Lois Lenski, College Essays | Xpress Reviews

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The night disco died; on the Maker movement; backstage with the Beatles; for political junkies; on children’s literature in general and Lois Lenski in particular; boiling down the college essay process into something manageable

Graphic Novels by Humphrey & Co. and Tobocman | Xpress Reviews

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The crowdsourced Bartkira is all concept and no vision; fans of social justice history, activism, and famous court cases will enjoy this brilliantly conceived graphic biography of lawyer Weinglass

Fiction from Ashford, Benn, Hamilton, Hansen, Macmillan, Marwood, a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews

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For those interested in Agatha Christie; Benn’s plot is unnecessarily complicated; a terrific debut novel; a behind-the-scenes look into the Chinese underworld; for fans of psychological suspense; a story filled with crafty misdirection

E-Originals from Lyons, Noble, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

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A well-rounded romp of a romance that scratches all the right itches; the perfect vehicle for a mashup of scenes familiar to any Regency romance reader; a solid contribution to the excellent “Grantham Girls” series that can easily stand alone

Altes/Fishs, Beaumont, Clowes, Cornell/Parker, Girard, Jackson, Schulz | Graphic Novels Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Altes’s inventive dialog effectively juxtaposes outrageousness with hyperacademic geekery; Jackson will get readers thinking about causes and effects of our actions; Shaw will resonate with readers interested in the pop culture fan world