LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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New collections from le Carré, Le Guin, Oates, and Oliver; ten photography titles to pore over; Mindful Moments of simplicity and self-care; Johnson engages the truth-telling power of the arts; Baird has the last word on Capone; Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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Put Ackerman on the A-list; Casey’s sophomore work is perfect for fans of women’s fiction; Weinstein’s Children of the New World encapsulate brave possible futures; Girard’s ode to a treasured relationship will appeal to adults and teens; Gigl’s debut fantasy brims with wit and thrills

E-Originals from Del Mar, Gracen, and Parker | Xpress Reviews

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Seth and Summer’s emotional journey works on all levels; a sure bet for readers wanting a feel good story that is light on intimacy and strong on heart; Parker makes use of a few different kinks throughout this erotic romance

Graphic Novels from Darcy, Lewis & Co., Pedrosa, and Tommaso | Xpress Reviews

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Darcy’s work is illogical and unsettling with a dash of surrealism; Lewis’s latest historical work is essential reading for tweens through adults; fans of modern European graphic novels will love Pedrosa’s insightful book; Tommaso has a stilted comic style

Nonfiction: Birds’ Brains, Disney Animators, the 60s, Driving in Russia, Easy Dinners | Xpress Reviews

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Avian brain structure and how it may have evolved; animating Disney’s musicals; pastor Moody on managing one’s identity; the 1960s as seen through The New Yorker; an intriguing read for anyone interested in Russian history; Younkin’s family-friendly recipes

Fiction from Alzamora, Bruen, Chiaverini, Coben, Thomas, and Debuter O’Shay | Xpress Reviews

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A surprising novel travels to unexpected places quickly—but not too quickly; a delight for fans of the Bruen’s series; Chiaverini’s winning novel is difficult to put down; Coben says hello to Myron Bolitar; a debut about strong women; visit with the flawed folks of Thomas’s Ransom Canyon

Writing Violence: Chris Holm’s New Thriller Explores Terrorism’s Aftermath

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After an act of terror, such as the one that detonates on the opening pages of Red Right Hand, Chris Holm’s second installment of his “Michael Hendricks” series, there are always more questions than answers.

Women Composers, Part 1 | Music Matters, September 1, 2016

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Take a look at your classical music section. Chances are you’ll find familiar names such as Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart. But where are the women? Here we’ll focus on female composers from the Medieval through early Romantic periods, ending in the 19th century.

Q&A: Beth Moore, Author of The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

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Beth Moore makes her fiction debut with The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, a mystery about a New Orleans apartment house, its odd residents, and the family who owns the building.

Fighting for the Future: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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These seven books tackle a range of issues facing patients, caregivers, and even those who are so far unaffected but are in the breast cancer–screening years. Advice and stories span the deeply personal to the political, from medical and diet information to coping with changes in physical ­appearance.