Nonfiction: Mandela, Puppies, ¡Tequila!, Roman Libraries, a Mine Collapse, and Leonard Cohen | Xpress Reviews

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Nelson Mandela’s warder speaks, Casteel photographs swimming puppies, the true taste of tequila, an academic view of Roman libraries, a year in China, pre-Google, Chilean mine cave-in survivors, Robert Capa in color, and Leonard Cohen

Computer Science, October 2014 | Best Sellers

January 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Q&A: Malka Marom

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Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

What’s New from Our Neighbors | Collection Development: Latin American Fiction

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Literature in Latin America since the boom of the 1960s and 1970s hasn’t slackened in production of quality works or diversity of themes. These 29 titles will add flavor to all collections.

Alkon on Etiquette, Memoir from McBride, How To Grow Mushrooms, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

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Alkon deals with modern problems in interpersonal relationships, such as how civilized people should act when standing in lines; anyone who has lived with excess weight will appreciate McBride’s book; Wansink’s book is a revelation!

Goldman’s Views of Mexico City and Katz’s Rescue Animals | Xpress Reviews

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Goldman’s city chronicle is a successful blending of memoir, political reporting, and extended literary narrative; Katz makes us look at animals and humans in a new light

Microbiology, September 2014 | Best Sellers

2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Bios of Lafayette, Lincoln, Queen Victoria, plus Teacher Wars, Librarian Management, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Auricchio’s lively Marquis should appeal to history readers of all kinds, an historical perspective on education reform that both enlightens and inspires, Poole’s insightful writing is touching and demands pauses for reflection.

Easy Meals, Bitter Blends, Slanted Door Recipes | Cooking Reviews

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Simple recipes, attractive photos, an easy-to-read layout, and a functional lie-flat binding make Easy Gourmet a great choice for aspiring cooks; McLagan laments the disappearance of bitter tastes from mainstream diets

Comic Book Art, Shaker Furniture, How To Crochet, Catification, & More | Arts & Crafts Reviews

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Lavold’s fascinating exploration of the historical and cultural contexts behind Scandinavian cable knitting traditions is an essential addition to knitting collections, make your home cat-friendly without looking like a crazy cat person.

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