Nonfiction on Betty MacDonald, Octavia Butler, Pit Bulls, Foreign Policy, and Attica | Xpress Reviews

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Appeal for anyone familiar with Betty MacDonald’s books; this approach to Butler is like no other; An intriguing option for those interested in the science behind sex; a must-have for canine enthusiasts; foreign policy that is pragmatic and nonpartisan in scope; for readers interested in technology and/or innovation; behind the Attica uprising

History of Science, December 2016 | Best Sellers

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

Genetically Speaking | Science and Technology Reviews, December 2016

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A hopeful, struggle-against-the-odds story that adopts the tone of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie; an intriguing and intimate book for anyone who has or will have children

Untrodden Paths, Hard Choices | Memoir

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Memoirs this month all center on the theme of making difficult choices

Back Pocket RA: Poetry | Wyatt’s World

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Poetry kicks off the countdown to 2017 and a multiweek survey of titles not to miss. Suggest these books to anyone looking for a bit of space and reflection as the year fades away

Nonfiction on Citizen Science, Primatology, the Iran Deal, and the Beatles | Xpress Reviews

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An engaging exploration of citizen science; recommended for nonspecialists intrigued by animal intelligence; those who remain skeptical of the plan’s framework will have their views reinforced; an absorbing, reflective work that will appeal to more serious music fans and Beatles newcomers

Politics & Law, December 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (previously YBP Library Services)

Collecting Art | Wyatt’s World

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Art volumes are complicated purchases. However, these tomes illustrate perfectly what a library offers its community—a place where books that may be out of reach for many are easily available. Here are five titles to consider.

Nonfiction on Middle Eastern Poetry, Ted Roosevelt Jr., Königsberg, the Great War, Library Budgets, Artists’ Letters | Xpress Reviews

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A spicy and special treat for Middle Eastern collections; Brady’s work augments our appreciation of interactions within the Roosevelt clan; a unique but true story of leadership, loyalty, hardship, and war; readers curious about art will find this irresistible

Biology, December 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services