Why Alice Still Matters: Celebrating 150 Years of Wonderland with Gregory Maguire

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It’s been 150 years since readers first fell down the rabbit hole with the heroine of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland , and no one’s been the same since.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert | LJ Review

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Gilbert, Elizabeth. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. Riverhead. Sept. 2015. ISBN 9781594634710. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698408319. Self-help Gilbert, of Eat Pray Love fame, aims to encourage lives more strongly driven by curiosity than by fear. Having the courage to do that, says the author, will lead to an enchanted existence. Readers start the process by daily […]

Careful, You’re Being Watched: Surveillance & Privacy | Collection Development, August 2015

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With ongoing revelations about activities of the National Security Agency, citizens need to know as much as they can about privacy and how surveillance is now a part of everyone’s life. These 28 sources should shed some light on the matter.

McLain’s Circling the Sun Soars | RA Crossroads

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Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection readers’ advisory (RA) service goes where it may. In this column, Beryl Markham leads me down a winding path.

Stagg vs. The Birth of Cutthroat Football by John Kryk | LJ Review

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Kryk, John. Stagg vs. Yost: The Birth of Cutthroat Football. Rowman & Littlefield. 2015. 360p. photos. bibliog. ISBN 9781442248250. $40; ebk. ISBN 9781442248267. SPORTS Using archival materials, Kryk (Natural Enemies) chronicles the lives of two pioneering coaches: the University of Michigan’s Fielding H. Yost (1871–1946) and the University of ­Chicago’s Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862–1965). While […]

Biology, July 2015 | Best Sellers

Biology, July 2015 | Best Sellers

My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem | LJ Review

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Steinem, Gloria. My Life on the Road. Random. Oct. 2015. 304p. photos. notes. ISBN 9780679456209. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812988352. MEMOIR Steinem (Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions) weaves an inspired personal narrative by sharing stories of the places she’s seen and people who have galvanized her, which includes everyone from poet laureates to cab drivers; and […]

Drawing Manga, Quick Crochet, Wooden Locks, Coastal Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, July 2015

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An accessible manga crash course for all skill levels; exquisite beaded shawls for adventurous knitters; quick, stylish crochet projects; sage advice for quilting-related mishaps; coastal inspirations for interiors

Satisfy Hunger with Clean Eating, Yogurt Culture, Green + Grains | Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2015

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An eye-opening Bar Tartine; Yogurt Culture belongs in most all collections; Vetri continues to please with exceptional Italian cuisine; clean eating and lifestyle tips; an accessible take on leafy, grainy dishes.

Four Quality First-Timers | Memoir

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Four remarkable memoir debuts from a playwright, a hoarder (maybe), a brother, and a grandson.