Nonfiction: the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian War, Wall Street “Deviance,” Cy Endfield | Xpress Reviews

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Blumenthal is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the modern Middle East or the Arab-Israeli conflict; LeFevre fleshes out the excesses of the banking industry; the truth behind what happened to a blacklisted director

Fiction from Ball, Brown, Kelly, Kundera, Lynch, Makkai, Markovits, Roosevelt, Tucker + Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Ball’s cure for suicide, a domestic noir, Kelly might disappoint, Kundera offers an intellectual workout, Lynch’s novel is lovely if not light, Makkai’s starred title is strange and profound, Roosevelt knows the Beltway, Tucker has a flare for lingo

E-Originals from Arthur, Zabo, Greyson, Wainscott, & Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

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Two well-paced and engaging M/M contemporaries, hilarious time travel from Greyson, back to her roots for Wainscott, complex characters and shifting alliances from Zanetti

Business & Economics, July 2015 | Best Sellers

October 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

A Quest for Sustainable Meat, History of Alzheimer’s, Race & Medicine, Cardio Reads | Science & Technology Reviews, July 2015

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Estabrook’s engaging investigation of how pigs are raised commercially for food; Ingram’s “biography” of Alzheimer’s disease; a must-read from Tweedy for anyone interested in improving medical care

Katrina, Ten Years On

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A haunting yet powerful photography collection from Spielman; a gripping read of the hurricane’s emotional and personal impact; Rivlin’s recommended blow-by-blow account of the months and years after Katrina

Inspiration for Entrepreneurs, North Korea Memoir, plus Le Guin and Karr on Writing, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, July 2015

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Potential entrepreneurs will find stories From the Other Side encouraging; an emotional and engrossing memoir from Jang; Karr instructs and inspires through example; Le Guin offers a must-read for writers of fiction

Al Hirschfeld, Hemingway in Love, Mary Louise Wilson, Comedians on Comedy | Arts & Humanities Reviews, July 2015

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A brilliant volume of Hirschfeld’s work and enjoyable study of caricature; Hotchner effectively fills in giant gaps in Hemingway’s written history; Nesteroff extensively chronicles American comedy over the last 100 years

A View from Outside the Box | Music Matters, July 2015

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Denver Public Library’s Volume and Madison Public Library’s Yahara are great pathways to discoverability for local artists and are creating more visibility for musicians who may not get noticed in a physical collection.

Hot Reads from Franzen, Hornby, Willig, plus Stories from Dovey & More | Fiction Reviews, July 2015

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Demand will be high for Franzen’s latest; a snappy, heartwarming comedy from Hornby; Willig’s final “Pink Carnation” offers a slice of reading heaven; Pintoff’s Hostage Taker is hailed as one of the year’s best thrillers.