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Poet Harjo, Drama Critic Lahr, plus Jim Morrison and American Soccer | Arts & Humanities Reviews, August 2015

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Poems like music that riffs and sings and sometimes drum, an inspiring survey of modern art, Lahr’s thoughtful and critical pieces on American theater, Plenderleith chronicles the North American Soccer League, in-depth portraits of Doors singer Jim Morrison

Librarians Get Romanced in New York | RWA 2015

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Librarians’ Day panels at Romance Writers of America 2015 conference in New York City

Time for Tea | Wyatt’s World

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Tea is hot right now. From magazine features to specialty shops to tea sommeliers, more and more people are savoring the pleasures of a good cuppa. Here are five books to support your readers’ habit.

Get Out and Play | Parenting Reviews, August 2015

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BACK TO A BALANCED APPROACH Ten years ago the child-rearing literature was rife with harried time lines, limited windows of opportunity, benchmarks of necessary accomplishments, and a generally frantic approach to raising kids.

Benincasa, Boyd, Higgins, Holleman, & Double Murakami | Fiction Reviews, August 2015

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Boyd is simply stunning; another exceptional summertime read from Higgins; an unparalleled opportunity to experience Murakami’s progression from start to phenom; a great YA crossover for older teens from Benincasa

First Novelists Bivald, Hallberg, Holleman, McCrea, Watkins, & others | Debut Fiction, August 2015

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Baker gets his spellbinding debut off to a rousing start, Bivald reminds us why we’re book lovers, Hallberg expertly handles multiple shifts in perspective, ­McCrea is a new author to follow, Watkins offers a wholly distinct work

Fiction from Beattie, Cameron, Connolly, de Bernières, Grafton, Kennedy, Reichs, and Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A wry collection from Beattie, a funny and bittersweet debut, Cameron’s latest canine-themed novel, an existential debut, a fresh take from Grafton, a rich debut, a joy for Dr. Who fans, suspense from Reichs, a rockin’ debut

Graphic Novels by DeMatteis & Johnson, Kleist, Stephenson, Willingham | Xpress Reviews

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DeMatteis & Johnson’s complex observations about life, Kleist’s masterly mix of pathos and politics, Stephenson brings an edge to the scene, Willingham’s fine, classic, and smart conclusion to his series

Nonfiction: Dog Care, von Furstenberg, Tom Brady, HBO, Hitler at Home, S-4 Disaster | Xpress Reviews

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Dogsitting as a pleasure and business, fashion fans will appreciate the life of DVF, a fan’s obsession with Tom Brady, and insider’s look at HBO, a serial for designers, the effects of propaganda on international public opinion, a tale of heroism

Summertime Spotlights Byrne, Dane, Dare, Novak | Romance Reviews, August 2015

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There’s still time to indulge in a few late-summer romances. So grab your favorite cooler, find a place in the shade, and put the world on hold as you relax with these intoxicating charmers.