Deco Mania | Arts & Humanities, January 2107

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One of the leading experts the field, Judith Miller, shares a simple and straightforward view on the art deco movement; Illustrations that grab the eyes attention paired alongside with art deco history, make both Miller and Duncan’s books fantastic reads

Film Masters| Arts & Humanities, January 2017

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A wonderful book examining the life and career of Steven Spielberg with insightful clues about the inspirations for his early films; movie geeks will love this deeper look into the scripts, camerawork, and composition work of J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon

LJ Reference Reviews: January 2017

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An artistically stunning and eminently browsable title suited for lovers of medicine; Snodgrass sheds light on a side of American history often left out of textbooks; this ProQuest Central subcollection stands alone for supporting course studies

LJ Media Reviews: January 2017

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Atwood updates The Tempest in Hag-Seed; for fans of gentle romance who want a story with substance; a must-see for art lovers; can Ross Poldark survive a new season?; this film is a must-have for every public library

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: January 2017

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Pickett’s energy, creativity, and genius shine; this Rad Dad collective is a gem of inspired thought; 50 titles for Black History Month; this excellent book cuts through media hype and bias; the theories of emotion and the human brain set forth here are revolutionary

LJ Fiction, Mystery, SF/Fantasy Reviews: January 2017

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Breathtaking historical espionage from Christie, Herron; a good choice for fans of Irish lore and the feminine mystique; Carey stirs new emotion from an old story; an impressive sophomore effort from Brown; Palmer’s reflections on social issues cannot be denied

E-Originals from Austin, Fletcher, Riley, and Wolff | Xpress Reviews

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Austin provides plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep the pages moving at a fast clip; Fletcher’s tame romantic comedy never quite achieves the screwball sparkle of its improbable premise; Riley’s latest takes obsession to a new level; Tori is a strong but vulnerable character that readers will enjoy getting to know

Graphic Novels from Chuck Dixon & Co. and Moto Hagio | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of either Superman or the properties he’s interacting with should find plenty to enjoy; veteran devotees of Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon time/identity switches will enjoy leveling up to this more complex and more adult plot puzzle

Nonfiction on Betty MacDonald, Octavia Butler, Pit Bulls, Foreign Policy, and Attica | Xpress Reviews

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Appeal for anyone familiar with Betty MacDonald’s books; this approach to Butler is like no other; An intriguing option for those interested in the science behind sex; a must-have for canine enthusiasts; foreign policy that is pragmatic and nonpartisan in scope; for readers interested in technology and/or innovation; behind the Attica uprising

Fiction from Delaney, Fowler, Harris, Rankin, & Williams | Xpress Reviews

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Delaney’s Big Brother–esque novel will consume psychological thriller enthusiasts; fans will find pleasures in Fowler’s sprawling, messy mystery; Harris’s sharp-eyed observations of human behavior are on the mark; the thrill of Rankin’s work is still fresh; Williams’s latest is a smart suggestion for fans of strong female characters