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Beauty and the Beast Redux | RA Crossroads

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The story of Beauty and the Beast, first published by the French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740, is a fraught one, oft used as an example of repulsive messaging toward women and argued over by scholars.

Bingeing, Rewriting, Feuding, Playing, Crying | What We’re Reading & Watching

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The LJ/School Library Journal members of the “What We’re Reading” team are still adjusting to playing for a new team, that upstart “What We’re Watching” franchise. Some are playing both sides. We have a Better Call Saul fan reading Japanese mystery, a Downton Abbey latecomer learning to ride a bicycle, and a horror film geek […]

Graphic Novels from Hill, Matz, & Jef and Zub & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Hill and Matz deliver a compelling tale about loyalty and revenge, as well as a thought-provoking look at gender politics in our era; Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame

Nonfiction on Dirt, James Thurber’s Columbus, and Sports vs. Business | Xpress Reviews

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Bogard’s premise doesn’t quite get off the ground; for Columbus and Thurber aficionados, this book offers the background behind the Ohioan scenes of his life and writings; an interesting take on the sports metaphor as applied to business

Fiction from Cutler and Kessel, with First-Timers Hezroni and Tilghman | Xpress Reviews

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Cutler has overwhelmed this novel with story angles; Hezroni’s thriller will delight those who enjoy the twisted world of international espionage; Kessel’s wonderfully weighty novel is speculative fiction at its finest; this warmhearted first novel celebrates the value of community (and libraries!)

Physiology, March 2017 | Best Sellers

July 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

E-Originals from Hall and Hunting | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Hall’s amazing debut, Glitterland, will demand this latest, but it is recommended for libraries where Hall is already popular; Hunting keeps her lovers an ocean apart for a good part of the novel. Yet when the two reunite, the sparks fly

Romance Writer Award Nominees 2017 | In the Bookroom

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Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2017 RITA® Awards on March 21.

Two of a Kind: Weird Sister Tales

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Two heartwarming stories about sisters and the challenges they face throughout life; separation from their families and reconciliation with their pasts make both books interesting reads

Explore New and Inspiring Crafts From Sketching to Remodeling

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It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the craft world or if you’re looking for a DIY challenge, you can find a variety of projects that are widespread and accessible to all craft/DIY readers