Nonfiction

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Jane Austen, Aretha Franklin, Anjelica Huston, Anne Lamott | Arts & Humanities Reviews, November 15, 2014

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A must-read for Huston fans, a range of heartfelt journalistic and spiritual writings from Lamott, Ritz’s compelling record of the life of a musical titan, a comprehensive overview of the many iterations of the Jane Austen oeuvre.

Art as a Career, Vintage & Winter Knits, Modern Mountain Homes | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2014

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A useful resource for emerging artists and creative people of all ages; a fun survey of 20th-century fashion; beyond-the-basics designs for jewelry makers; building experts on hemp concrete, or hempcrete; newly constructed homes in mountain settings.

Recipes from Ghayour, Prune, Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe, SAVEUR, & More | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2014

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The Make-Ahead Cook is indispensable for busy families, a stunning collection of approachable Middle Eastern recipes, a great gift for anyone who loves New York, a timely cookie collection, a romantic take on the art of the handmade pie.

Eyes on the Solar System: New Astronomy Titles

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Four titles sure to appeal to astronomy buffs, amateur stargazers, and lovers of solar physics; from How To Read the Solar System to Pearls of the Southern Skies.

Nonfiction: Iraq & Afghanistan, the Westons, Peggy Lee, Women in Politics, Beastie Boys | Xpress Reviews

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Latin American photos, dogs, U.S. wars in the Middle East, the Bible, the Weston sisters, travel and bartering, Peggy Lee, women in politics, Route 66, cybercrime, Carl Schmitt, the Beastie Boys, Northern race relations, aging well

Nonfiction for Knitters and Military Decision-Makers | Xpress Reviews

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A worthwhile book intended for a wide range of knitters and the government’s role in decision-making on military action

Engineering & Technology, November 2014 | Best Sellers

February 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Poetry Beyond the Basics: 22 Exciting Titles for Poetry Lovers Everywhere

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Gibson’s tone is ruminative and conversational; Hogue explores boundaries in a slippery, hard-to-grasp world; Hopper’s trim poems look elegant and precise on the page; Johnson helps us stumble upon truth; Vallejo remains one of the greats.

Nonfiction: Karl Barth; “Ol’ Man River”; Creative Britain; Gangs; Peter, Paul, & Mary | Xpress Reviews

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Barth’s theology, singing an old man song, Pluto’s astrology, Britain’s cultural capital, L.A. gangs, architecture with sensitivity toward nature, folk song pioneers Peter Paul and Mary

Lives of Archaeologists, Cocktail Technique, Hurricane Sandy, Natural Beauty | Science & Technology Reviews

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Johnson peels back the super­ficial glamour surrounding archaeology, straightforward directions on cocktail technique, the social side of human behavior, days before and during Superstorm Sandy, natural options for beauty products.

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