LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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An outstanding Feud between Nabokov and Wilson; staging Shakespeare in Swahililand and beyond; motivational Game Changers; U.S. immigration in The City of Dreams; Altman’s Treyf offers a warm portrayal of coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s

Popular Mexican, Asian “Fusion,” Classic French, Low-Calorie, Potato Everything, & More | Cooking Reviews, September 15, 2016

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A satisfying combination of autobiography and popular Mexican foods; a well-­executed baking book; Iyer’s potato cookbook is brimming with fresh ideas; Lin’s outstanding first book can help home bakers expand their repertoire and think more creatively

Microbiology September 2016 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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New collections from le Carré, Le Guin, Oates, and Oliver; ten photography titles to pore over; Mindful Moments of simplicity and self-care; Johnson engages the truth-telling power of the arts; Baird has the last word on Capone; Pearl Harbor, 75 years later

Our Just Desserts: Baking | Collection Development, September 1, 2016

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Baked goods and pastries are favorites among chefs and consumers alike, and despite burgeoning online food resources, cookbooks continue to be top circulators. These new and classic sources will add sustenance to any collection.

Fighting for the Future: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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These seven books tackle a range of issues facing patients, caregivers, and even those who are so far unaffected but are in the breast cancer–screening years. Advice and stories span the deeply personal to the political, from medical and diet information to coping with changes in physical ­appearance.

Mathematics, August 2016 | Best Sellers

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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2016

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The Birth of a Dream, an autobiographical masterpiece; Citizen Steinbeck; Curtis Mayfield; poets Armantrout and Pinsky; plus Hahn’s view of U.S. imperial ambitions, histories of Vietnam and the Caliphate; Table Manners; and books for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fowl Treatment | Science & Technology Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Two titles detailing how the chicken has become one of the staples of the American diet, succeeding beef as the protein of choice for millions across the nation, and the pros and cons of the animal production industry.

Big, Bad Breakfast, Dorie’s Cookies, Purely Pumpkin | Cooking Reviews, August 1, 2016

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An essential cookbook for those who love hosting hearty breakfasts and brunches; a timely pumpkin cookbook to get recipe ideas for fall holidays and gatherings; hundreds of cookie recipes from baking expert Dorie Greenspan, and plenty more cookbook reviews to satisfy every craving