African History, January 2016 | Best Sellers

March 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Song Ying’s Debut of the Month, Sanders, Upson, Weiss, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, February 1, 2016

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Ying’s first-class procedural, an elegant literary mystery from Sanders, Leon is more complex and less dark, Weiss launches a delightful new series with a humorous cozy, Montanari tells of hardscrabble living, remorse, and renewal

Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe | The Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Nominees

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The Edgar Award nominees are announced, and LJ/SLJ has the goods on the books!

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2016

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New poetry from heavy hitters Ginsberg and Neruda; celebrate Love, feel The Happiness Effect; a breakthrough Cure that starts with the mind; shh…it’s The President’s Book of Secrets; around the world in eight books

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2016

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A grieving widow finds joy again Where She Belongs; the stunning and otherwise uneventful Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper; famous author sleuths return to the crime scene

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, January 2016

Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer makes No. 1; Tidying Up is cleaning up in nonfiction

Learning the Craft | Collection Development: The Business of Writing

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Books on the craft of writing often fall into three categories: the practical, meant to teach readers to construct entertaining works; the academic, meant to mold the aspiring writer into an artist; and titles that are a mix of the two. Whatever an aspiring writer’s needs, these 30 resources should help wannabes become wordsmiths.

The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed | LJ Review

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Written more than 150 years ago, the earliest known prison memoir by an African American author is appearing in print for the first time.

Asia Known & Unknown | LJ Reviews

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Armchair travelers, tourists, and students of contemporary Sri Lanka will relish Elephant Complex; Mould’s memoir will stimulate interest in Kyrgyzstan; with Subramanian’s study Sri Lanka will finally get the spotlight it deserves

Library Leadership, Electronic Resources, Self-Study | LJ Reviews

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Creating Leaders is for librarians in any kind of leadership role, whether formally or informally; an overview of the impact electronic resources; how to capture data that will promote services and demonstrate value-added activities