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Nonfiction on Middle Eastern Poetry, Ted Roosevelt Jr., Königsberg, the Great War, Library Budgets, Artists’ Letters | Xpress Reviews

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A spicy and special treat for Middle Eastern collections; Brady’s work augments our appreciation of interactions within the Roosevelt clan; a unique but true story of leadership, loyalty, hardship, and war; readers curious about art will find this irresistible

Biology, December 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Gingerbread Classics, Simple Fare, Art of Pie, Pho, Barbecue | Cooking Reviews, December 2016

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Essential for aspiring ­gingerbread architects; a blogger cookbook you’ll want to use right away; few pie cookbooks are as heartwarming and funny as McDermott’s; anyone new to hosting a dinner party can benefit from Monaghan’s tutelage

Gardening Trends | Collection Development

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In a 2009 study, “Belt Tightening in Bad Times,” the Pew Research Center found that gardening had soared during the recession as Americans economized by growing food, firing groundskeepers, and staying home. Now, urgency over climate change, habitat loss, and struggling species (e.g., bees)—along with concerns over food security and obesity—are enticing newbies and prompting […]

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: December 2016

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If you purchase one art book that will inspire, educate, and epitomize nature, this is the one to get; Coretta Scott King’s My Life, My Love, My Legacy shines a light on King’s devotion and determination; Kolan’s hopeful, struggle-against-the-odds story will find a library audience

Mary Berry, Southern/Indian Cuisine, Israeli Baking, Christmas Cookies, Turkish Delights | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2016

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Mouthwatering Southern foods beckon to readers from these pages; Gomez’s debut enlivens Indian and Southern foods; Peters excels at making simple recipes special; an essential modern Middle Eastern baking collection

Debut Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Preparing any family feast can make even assured home cooks feel a bit like a newbie. For much-needed fellowship, spend some time with these accomplished chefs’ debut offerings.

Engineering & Technology November 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

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