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Big Science, Breastfeeding, Teens, Childhood Cancer | Parenting Reviews, September 1, 2016

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Younger kids will love these short activities with big impacts; Grayson’s global perspective is a welcome addition to an important debate; Phelan’s guidance is consistently sound, on target, and presented in an upbeat, practical way

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.

Short Fiction for Fall: Key Collections from 18 Authors, Both Veteran and New

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Barkan turns in a near-perfect debut collection; Bertin’s got a bristly imagination; Collins crosses racial, gender, and generational divides; Smith is original and always surprising; Pulitzer finalist Williams offers perfect little gems

Our Just Desserts: Baking | Collection Development, September 1, 2016

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Baked goods and pastries are favorites among chefs and consumers alike, and despite burgeoning online food resources, cookbooks continue to be top circulators. These new and classic sources will add sustenance to any collection.

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.

World War II Secret Agents | RA Crossroads

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Gross’s tense and harrowing story portrays how one extraordinarily brave soldier attempts the unthinkable, producing nail-biting suspense, a mournful ode to those who endured the camps, and an exploration of what constitutes a civil and spiritual life.

Nonfiction Picks | Wyatt’s World

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As the last days of summer slip away, amid back-to-school commercials and pool closings, readers can ease into returning to the classroom with this selection of nonfiction.

Cozy or Rough | African American Fiction (and More)

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This month treats us to new releases from popular urban fiction authors plus a tasty cozy murder mystery centered on the owner of a soul food restaurant and her sassy cousin.

September 2016 LibraryReads

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A heart attack sends a woman on a difficult journey in Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, a librarian takes her passion for books on the road in Jenny Colgan’s The Bookshop on the Corner, a drunken deputy crashes a christening and all bets are off in Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth, and Patrick Phillips reveals the gripping and […]