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Getaway Books…About Cats and Dogs | Wyatt’s World


Need yet another refuge from the anxiety of the election now that the third and final presidential debate is history? Apparently, viewing cat videos is an effective tonic for many. In that vein, here are five books on cats and dogs that provide an escape.

Home States, Red States, Mental States, Brontë Estates | What We’re Reading


In the lead-up to Halloween, “What We’re Reading” staffers check out some subtly scary and satisfying reads.

Graphic Novel from M.R. James (Ghost Stories) | Xpress Reviews


Fans of classic horror will relish James’s stories. Even though the gore factor is low, the overall creepiness will keep you looking over your shoulder

Nonfiction: Tony Bennett, Immigration Economics, Dragonflies, Black English, David Salle | Xpress Reviews


Readers will “want to be around” Tony Bennett; a book for collections with economics and immigration holdings; Dodds’s passion for dragonflies is woven throughout; the word on Black English; readers of contemporary art criticism will want to read Salle

Star-Studded Fiction from Burnet, Lamb, Le Guin, and Debuter Street | Xpress Reviews


A fast-paced historical crime novel from Booker finalist Burnet; Lamb’s tender, funny, sweet homage to boomers; Le Guin is just as relevant and thought-provoking as ever; Pintoff’s high stakes novel will still appeal to thriller fans; Poe’s devoted readers will rejoice in Street’s debut literary novel

Latin American History, October 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Cornwall, Meredith, and Smith | Xpress Reviews


This latest from Cornwall is for die-hard fans of Scottish stories; Meredith has added her own spin to Adair’s Kindle World with this middling novella; readers will enjoy the interactions in Smith’s well-written fantasy romance

Picturing History, Comics Creators in Conversation | NYCC 2016


Drawing an exuberant crowd, the panel “Race & Sexuality: A Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, Tee “Vixen” Franklin & Steve Orlando,” moderated by comics scholar Jonathan W. Gray, featured veteran comics writers and newcomers alike.

Crayon Art, LEGO Christmas, Crochet To Calm, Home Decor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016


Novelty-seeking adult readers of every artistic skill level will appreciate The Art of Crayon; LEGO building provides numerous options for creative fun; Schlosser’s expertise successfully combines with the uncommon focus on professional-quality home decor projects

How To Bake Everything, Taste of Persia, Southern Foods, German Baking | Cooking Reviews, October 15, 2016


Incredible value in an up-to-date, all-in-one volume from Bittman; an eclectic restaurant cookbook with bold takes on comfort food; a standout collection of regional Southern foods; Quinn’s latest doesn’t disappoint