Use Less, Grow More | LJ Reviews

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A varied range of scalable options for growers of all types committed to the exploration and use of optimal water-sparing techniques, a guide for gardeners who are serious about vegetable production

Women’s Words | LJ Reviews

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A reminder of both how far we’ve come as women and how far we still need to go; 15 women and their stories light up the stage with sparkle and swagger

Nonfiction on the Grateful Dead, Perfectionism, the U.S. Economy, Gay Marriage, Earhart, Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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It’s not clear why the Grateful Dead matters, relevant cataloging practices, a Game of Thrones for casual readers, new interpretations of the Earhart enigma, Stiglitz reshapes our view of economics, charming New England B&Bs, a study of Sanders’s political views that deserves close scrutiny

Physiology, December 2015 | Best Sellers

March 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Mindful home design, Big Apple architecture, sustainable gardening, trends in typewriting, retirement planning, The Parker Sisters, one family’s Hundred Year Walk, embedded librarianship, sex trafficking, and best travel

Color Concepts, Origami Jewelry, Handmade Soap, Shetland Lace Knitting, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, December 1, 2015

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Expanding readers’ understanding of color; a sense of how painting is taught at the Art Students League of New York; a guide to one of the world’s great lace-knitting traditions; have fun and experiment with Simply Stitched Gifts

Dinner Pies, Easy Vegan, Southern Soups, & More | Cooking Reviews, December 1, 2015

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Forty-plus desserts featuring gourmet sea salts, essential Dinner Pies for novice and proficient pie bakers, McDermott’s Southern soup recipes deserve attention, a contemporary Jewish cookbook to tempt many home cooks

Musician Memoirs | LJ Reviews

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A nonlinear exploration of Costello’s life and career; a candid, long-winded, and wickedly witty punk rock legend Lydon; an unexpected side of Smith

An Iconic Town: Looking at Big Apple Books | LJ Reviews

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A superb example of mid-century modern architecture; striking design details of 47 interiors built from 1811 to 1967; the High Line will enthrall design fanatics; fans of fine photography will find much to absorb in Store Front II

Pepper Pot | LJ Reviews

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Home gardeners as well as avid chili heads will appreciate the vast quantity of peppers covered in The Field Guide to Peppers; Maguire offers a taste of the spice culture that is sure to lure many to the hot side