Nonfiction: Best-sellerdom, Science, Women Workers, Middle East Peace, Nature, Némirovsky | Xpress Reviews

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For serious book lovers and wordsmiths; Dean’s effort to combat scientific illiteracy; American women’s contribution to the success of WWI; for those hoping for peace in the Middle East; an engaging portrait of the Catskill wilderness; an important book on Némirovsky; a concluding history of World War II

Botany & Zoology, February 2017 | Best Sellers

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

Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

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One idea solidified by the fascinating February 15 panel, discussion “Challenging Topics, Challenging Times: Four Best-Selling Authors Reflect upon Culture, Creativity, and Changing the Conversation,” is that all Americans need to keep reading.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

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An insider’s perspective that’s immediately practical and relatable; dive deep into library acquisitions and foundational theories of interpersonal communication

First Ladies | Social Science Reviews, March 1, 2017

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From Lou Henry Hoover to Michelle Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt to Jacqueline Kennedy, these books provide a solid perspective on who these women were and how they felt about the position they held

It’s All Relative | Science & Technology Reviews, March 1, 2017

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A science text that reads like a mystery and a family’s struggle to stop any further transmission of a deadly gene; both excellent, accessible additions for most public libraries

Drive-In Decades | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 1, 2017

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Long-forgotten performers and films will be rediscovered; movie lovers will enjoy a blast from the past with these easy reads that capture the drive-in era

Neil Gaiman | LibraryReads Spotlight, February 15, 2017

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In the introduction to Norse Mythology, his resonant re-creation before our very eyes of the enduring legends starring one-eyed god Odin, dangerously mischievous Loki, and more, multi-award-winning fantasy author Neil Gaiman says of the world’s many traditions, “If I had to declare a favorite, it would probably be for the Norse myths.”

Psychology, February 2017 | Best Sellers

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

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

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LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.