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LJ Reference Reviews: February 1, 2017

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This snapshot of the current social movements is a solid first source for research; this significant work deserves a place in all libraries; a promising and abundant database that has potential appeal to researchers and browsers alike

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Zornberg’s Moses is not for the faint of heart; Horta’s scholarly, albeit witty and entertaining analysis and style will have wide appeal; Hatch’s memoir will move readers who are interested in global health, medical education, and biographies in general

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today’s headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth’s iconic masterpiece; Santiago’s debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh’s debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age

Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2017

Event Date & Time: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Join us for a truly inspiring webcast and learn about a few evergreen library favorites along with plenty of upcoming releases covering everything from aromatherapy and stress management, to the psychology of dreaming, to understanding consciousness, life, and death through quantum physics.
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An Unlikely Mix: Tall Tales and Short Stories | Wyatt’s World

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As 2017 unfolds, the range of fresh works for readers to discover is wide and divergent, including new short story collections from beloved authors and grand tales by masters of adrenaline.

Striking a Chord | SELF-esteem

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While the musical experience is typically an aural one, there’s something to be said for reading about one’s appreciate for the medium. Here are a few odes to music available on LJ’s SELF-e platform.

The Shi’a-Sunni Divide, Moses, My Utmost, Thich Nhat Hahn | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, February 1, 2017

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A careful analysis of the current state of the Arab world; an intriguing story filled with tragic “if-only’s” and powerful examples of courage; a thoughtful work that is worth the effort for spiritually erudite and patient readers

Parting Words | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2017

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A solid analysis of our first president and his farewell to the American people; Baier’s account is well researched and shines when providing comparisons between Eisenhower and his successor John F. Kennedy

Travels & Translations | Memoir

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This month’s column has two memoirs in translation and two by Americans who take to the road

Graphic Novels from Vanessa Davis and Hashtag Love Is Love | Xpress Reviews

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Davis delivers a slightly aimless, loosely collected read; a model of how art becomes therapeutic after tragedy, this uplifting collection resurrects hope and love in heartfelt messages for older teens and adults