Cookbook Countdown, Week Two: Home Cooking | Wyatt’s World

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For all the thrill of trying to replicate complicated dishes, or those using exotic, buy-on-the-Internet ingredients, there is much to be said for learning how to cook well at home.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2016

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The eminently accessible Comfort & Glory will make a wonderful addition to public libraries of all sizes; a worthy memorial to novelist Conroy; in-depth, empowering memoirs from Bosworth, Viloria; authentic, accessible, and inspiring, Olympian Vonn’s Strong Is the New Beautiful

Nonfiction on Mary Astor’s Custody Trial and Taking a Vertical View | Xpress Reviews

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The trial story includes a strong, smart Astor; her troubled, nervous ex-spouse; their intense, hardworking lawyers; and a kindly judge; Graham looks at satellites, bombers, drones, helicopters, elevators, skyscrapers, housing, favelas, sewers, bunkers, mines, and basements—from below ground to high in the air

Social Sciences, November 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Folklore & Fairy Tales | Art & Humanities Reviews, November 1, 2016

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A valuable anthology of French Decadent fairy tales; an insightful cultural history of the mythical, self-immolating Pheonix; a welcome addition to Jewish and European history; scholarly, complete, and engaging, Ireland’s Immortals

Pack Leaders: Maria Goodavage Embeds with Secret Service Dogs

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Veteran reporter and author Maria ­Goodavage goes behind the scenes with the hardworking dogs (and their humans) in Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States. Here, she talks about the daring animals’ training, provenance, and special bond with their handlers.

Map Quest | Social Sciences Reviews, November 1, 2016

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History of the World in Maps is an absorbing browse as well as a valuable companion to history classes; Great City Maps is a worthwhile stand-alone purchase; something different for both crafters and cartophiles

Kennedy Chronicles | Audio Reviews, November 1, 2016

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Compelling, convincing, and current, Kennedy has Framed a great listen for fans of true crime aficionados and conspiracy theorists; Tye delivers an insightful look into the ways Bobby Kennedy became involved in the civil rights movement

Women Composers, Part 2 | Music Matters

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In my previous column, we began a three-part series exploring female composers, beginning with the Medieval through early Romantic period. Here, we’ll look at artists of the 20th ­century.

Cookbook Countdown Kickoff | Wyatt’s World

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Back again for 2016 is the great Fall Cookbook Countdown leading to Thanksgiving. For the next three weeks we’ll spotlight a different group of five cookbooks while presenting various themes and ways of highlighting your collection. The kickoff begins with celebrity offerings.