Arts & Humanities

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: August 1, 2016

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From Japanese Tattoos to Botticelli Reimagined to football’s Game Changers, a fresh view of history, plus Damn Delicious recipes, “incomparable” memoirs, and an essential American Heiress

Religion, June 2016 | Best Sellers

October 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Make Your Own Ideabook, Plenty of Knits & Stitching, Painting Without Paint | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 1, 2016

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A plethora of crafts & DIY books, including how to make your own “ideabooks,” painting on your tablet, and 8 useful fiber craft guides

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: July 1, 2016

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From fresh new translations of Pushkin’s Novels, Tales, and Journeys to biographies of notable historical figures and First Women, plus self-help how-to’s for Designing Your Life and a look at a long-standing tradition, Christmas in the Crosshairs

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 15, 2016

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Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac; Broadway babies; summer poetry; new visions Of Arms and Artists; beat the heat at Smuggler’s Cove, plus cooking and comics in Robin Ha’s Cook Korean!

Philosophy, June 2016 | Best Sellers

September 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Writing Knitting Patterns, Rubber Band Engineering & Learn How To Crochet | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An enjoyable and highly recommended guide to building your own rubber band machinery; a beginner’s guide to writing knitting patterns that is abundant in information; a well-presented classroom-in-a-book will give novice crocheters a handy overview of crochet basics, and more

Gripping Nonfiction To Sweep Readers Away | Wyatt’s World

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Summer reading tends to lean heavily toward fiction, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of engrossing and mind-blowing nonfiction to take to the beach or consume while the air conditioner is blasting away. Here are five examples.

Broadway Babies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An amusing collection of Broadway anecdotes; a reflective memoir from Barbara Cook, the original Marian the Librarian; a thoroughly captivating biography of Mary Martin, one of Broadway’s most successful and intriguing stars.

Summer Poetry: 13 Smart New Collections from Debut and Veteran Authors Alike

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Bell’s new collection could draw even those who don’t typically read poetry; Plenty is important for sophisticated readers; raw, unsparing poems from Sharif come highly recommended; debuter Vuong’s poems are painfully, exquisitely exact