Moore on Essay Writing, Nagasaki History, Memoir from Teege, Library Innovation Toolkit | Social Sciences Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Moore’s Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy stands alone, Southard presents one of the definitive histories of the end of World War II, Teege’s account is an important addition to narratives written by descendants of war criminals

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce June Favorites

The Book of Speculation

Topping this months Library Reads is Eight Hundred Grapes, a romance set in a California Winery. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Dave, Laura. Eight Hundred Grapes. S. […]

From Acrylics and Little Gifts to Constantinople Quilts and Improv | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Evans’s painting how-to will be appreciated most by beginning and intermediate artists; Hartmann’s Hot Knots shows that macramé is both simple and versatile; granny square–themed projects and a few surprises

Maupassant’s Classic Shorts, Visual Art on a Global Scale, Film Critic Schickel, Soccernomics | Arts and Humanities Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Maupassant’s depictions of 19th-century France for a new generation of readers; a project showcasing the work of novices and accomplished artists alike; Keepers is a conversation starter; a broad take on the wide world of soccer

Fiction Giants Boyne and Ishiguro; High Seas History from Larson | Audiobook Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A difficult but rewarding book from Boyne; Ishiguro’s exquisite tale of barely remembered legends, past wrongs, and relentless change; Simon Brick’s wonderful narration of Larson’s unforgettable story of life and death on the high seas

Dramedy from Trueba, Autism and Family Ties, Monks and Inner-City Youth, Plus New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A middle-aged, Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher picks up two teenage runaways while embarking on a 1966 road trip to Almeria, Spain; a caretaker’s familiar battle between duty and desire; an uplifting Rule offers hope for inner-city youth

Between the Panels: Superhero Comic Events | The Reader’s Shelf, May 15, 2015

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For just about as long as there have been superhero comic books, groups of characters have banded together to tackle threats too big to be handled alone. These event comics have resulted in some of the most beloved and iconic stories of all time.

Q&A: Renée Knight | Debut Spotlight, May 15, 2015

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Boasting early rave reviews, Knight’s debut novel, Disclaimer, releases from Harper on May 19, and 20th Century Fox has already secured the film rights.

Hot Summertime Reads

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Grab an iced tea and one of these genre fiction favorites.

Hawkins’s Debut of the Month, Nnedi Okorafor, Natasha Pulley, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Readers often divide the fantasy genre into two camps: epic and urban. This month’s selections reveal that there is a lot more variety than such an accepted duality would imply.