Strange & Mysterious: Finding Vivian Maier | Oscar Docs 2015

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Meet Vivian Maier, a photographer and ultimately a recluse whose life story is nominated for a 2015 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

Parenting, February 2015 | Best Sellers

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On Becoming Baby Wise, The Conscious Parent, Zero to Five, and more

Arab World Research Source; Morningstar Investment Research Center | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2015

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There’s useful content to be found in Arab World Research Source, but it’s somewhat uneven and sometimes quirky; Morningstar Investment Research Center is a valuable tool for public libraries with the available budget.

English Grammar, World Religions, Jewish Ethics, Holistic Health & Healing | Reference Reviews, February 1, 2015

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An unusual approach to grammar; an introduction to the world’s religions, from the Christian perspective; a Talmudic reference to support ideas in writing or speaking; a starting point for those seeking alternative medicine information.

The Voyager Mission, Evolutionary Theory, Recipes for Baking Bread | Science & Technology Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Bell recaps Voyager’s surprising discoveries; typographical errors aside, Eldredge presents an attractive book with superb images; Hever promotes a plant-based diet; home bakers will savor Bread.

Adams on Atlantis, Bios of Washington, the Black Press, the Lusitania, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2015

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An excellent examination of Atlantis research from Adams; Launer’s biog of Spielrein is long overdue but worth the wait; Schroeder on the new world of entrepreneurship; a motivating guide for practicing librarians; pioneers of the Black Press Ethel Payne and Alice Dunnigan.

Origami, Crochet, Country Knits, Country Living | Crafts & DIY Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Harrison presents techniques for monochrome and color drawing, a fresh look at a traditional genre of origami, Cameli focuses on shape-based designs, standout sweaters from Gibbs, Lim’s fun felt creations make perfect gifts for children.

Black Artists, Pope Francis, Favorite Heroines, David Lynch, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, February 1, 2015

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The final volume in the monumental study of the image of and contributions of black people in the history of art; an author nostalgic for her favorite heroines, an important contribution to literary scholars, White’s passion for Dutch painting.

Kate Alcott, Yasmina Khadra, Olen Steinhauer, Anne Tyler, & Others | Fiction Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Reading groups will devour Khadra’s excellent work; Steinhauer’s genre-bending spy novel takes Hitchcockian suspense to new heights; Tyler continues to dazzle; Buckingham spins a tense, modern thriller; Alcott tackles Hollywood.

New Novelists Cameron, Herbert, Levy, Renehan, Womack, & Others | Debut Fiction, February 1, 2015

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Dark humor and satisfying twists from Cameron; smart, snappy dialog and fun, likable characters from Conrad; soul food and sassy characters combine in Herbert’s debut; Levy’s story is well crafted, atmospheric, and whimsical.

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