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.

Five Women Poets: Strong New Works for Language Lovers Everywhere

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Duhamel’s deceptively informational, almost deadpan voice might at first puzzle but soon becomes incantatory; Matthews’s imaginative work will attract anyone who reads poetry seriously; White’s contribution is heartfelt and true, both deeply personal and embracing

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

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Sullivan’s valuable, accessible wisdom can be employed immediately; a careful historical portrait of Hypatia, one of antiquity’s most accomplished women; a sober and well-argued study of the basic income concept; a tour-de-force survey of what is known about why we behave the way we do

Environmental Science, February 2017 | Best Sellers

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

Awoke Reading: Celebrating African American History Month | Wyatt’s World

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With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture hosting record crowds, and a swath of important achievements by various artists and authors, Black History Month is particularly meaningful this year.

President Obama | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

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Two comprehensive books that chronicle the legacy of our 44th President Barack Obama

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

critical library

Librarians will find Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice and Critical Library Pedagogy Handbook vols. 1 & 2 to be excellent resources for cultivating a critical approach to teaching, as well as focusing on practice and application of EBLIP in a variety of settings and places

Women & War | Social Science Reviews, February 15, 2017

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These two books run the gamut in information about women and war; readers seeking new material on World War I, American history, military history, women’s history, and gender studies, along with health and industrial safety wont find a dull moment between these two books

Farm Letters| Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

letter to a young farmer

Even though both books have a particularly strong focus on food, gardeners with a variety of interests will enjoy the advice that can be found in either one of these great reads

Talking Tech | Science & Technology Reviews, February 15, 2017

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A thought-provoking, clearly written book for anyone interested in developments in the field of artificial intelligence; readers interested in technology trends, robots, and machines will find either of these books engaging