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

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 1, 2016

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From beginning photography to Creative Cut Cards, fan favorites Neil Gaiman and the Ramones at 40, plus best memoirs, spies and espionage, with Gooley, Pilkey & Co., and Schwartz on water scarcity issues

Visionary Versemakers | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Two magisterial and generous collections of poetry, one from Rita Dove—Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate—and the other from Adrienne Rich, outspoken feminist and political activist

Illustration That Works, Creative Cut Cards, Enameling Jewelry, and Traditional Nordic Knits | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 1, 2016

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A practical yet sophisticated guide for aspiring artists and recent art school graduates alike; a fun and functional guide to card making; an extensive guide to enameling jewelry; classic Nordic knitwear that will appeal to all levels of knitters, and many more crafts & DIY book reviews

Language, May 2016 | Best Sellers

September 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Sharpie Style, DIY Garden Projects, “Crazy Crochet,” & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 15, 2016

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Brehm offers Drawing Perspective with dynamic layouts and simple structure, there’s a lot of diversity in Brandal & Myhrer’s cheerful compilation, debuter Wood’s accessories will find an audience with confident beginners

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Françoise Gilot on Her Life with and Without Picasso; visionary versemakers Dove and Rich; music man Gleason; an articulate Rise and Fall of Nations; where to find The World’s Best Drinks and Street Food

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: May 1, 2016

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In 1971, there was Never a Dull Moment, Hasson on Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, how to do Adult Stuff, plus military picks, baseball books, and writerly advice from Mattison in The Kite and the String