Q&A: Alexandra Horowitz, Author of Being a Dog

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Conducting research and learning how to rely on her own sense of smell, Alexander Horowitz took a nosedive into the canine domain to ­understand a dog’s point of view in her latest book, Being a Dog.

Top Fall Poetry: Great Reading Beyond the Basics from Veterans and Newcomers Alike

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Delivered without showiness, Bennett’s imagery is arresting; Hollo is fun for all; in breathtaking language, Ritvo chronicles what it’s like to be living; intellectually astute and lit-up, sharply observed verse; Shapiro finally has his moment of triumph and honor

Reading Bob Dylan

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Here are a few recommended reads about the Nobel-winning troubadour, rock and roll’s poetry man.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2016

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As always, the annual Pushcart Prize XLI is highly recommended; Kelly creates a world that is deeply felt; a revealing look at professional wrestler Rowdy; a solid offering for the tech-education collection; Anishinaabe activist Bellecourt’s riveting autobiography; an important study that teaches to decipher science and medical news

Nonfiction on Canine Companions, Author Editing, and Guy Clark | Xpress Reviews

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This lightweight coffee-table book will elicit broad smiles from dog lovers and photography fans; for author’s editors and possibly scholarly communications librarians; a well-informed, in-depth look at Guy Clark’s life and career

Medicine, October, 2016 | Best Sellers

December 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Future Career Moves | Designing the Future

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Davis Erin Anderson, a 2012 Special Libraries Association (SLA) Rising Star and 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker (M&S), and Raymond Pun, First Year Student Success librarian at California State University, Fresno, a 2012 LJ M&S, 2014 American Library Association Emerging Leader, and 2016 SLA Rising Star, are coeditors of Career Transitions for Librarians

Book-Based Career Day | Wyatt’s World

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These five memoirs, each by a known name in their field, serve as the literary equivalent of a career day.

Legendary Ladies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016

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Wagner’s wonderfully readable book of wise love letters to the great actresses is like enjoying an intimate chat with an old friend and highly recommended; Star is strictly a browsing item

Ho, Ho, Holiday Crafts | Crafts & DIY Reviews, October 15, 2016

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A little bit of everything when it comes to Christmas crafting, including a lively ­holiday entertaining book that will capture readers’ attention and festive decorations with handmade flair.