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LJ Nonfiction Reviews: December 1, 2015


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

Forming Families | LJ Reviews


An unsatisfying but appealing story for those affected by adoption, a dreamlike and lovely account from Norbury that is well written but will struggle to find an audience

Adult Programming, Online Searching, Archives, & Best Books | LJ Reviews


For librarians at public libraries, Year of Programs will appeal; library and information science faculty will find Online Searching useful; inventive ways to use archives; must-read books suitable for a wide audience

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried | LJ Review

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Kennedy, Patrick J. & Stephen Fried. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. Blue Rider. 2015. 432p. photos. index. ISBN 9780399173325. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698185111. POL SCI Kennedy (D-RI) served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years (1994–2010) and reveals that during much of […]

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2015


Performers Dylan, Strayhorn, and Downton‘s Smith, Indie fall poetry, The Black Calhouns, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, professional media, Beyond Bullying, and The City at Three P.M.

Ancient Rome | LJ Reviews


SPQR is a must-read for fans of classical studies and strongly recommended for anyone with an interest in history. Fans of Roman history will certainly want to read Dynasty; it’s tone will also appeal to lovers of historical fiction

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 1, 2015


From Baby Care Basics to Planet Middle School, Parenting Is Easy. Ancient Rome, two for Alzheimer’s caregivers, plus public library archives, a guide to online searching, books for Black History Month

The Witches: Salem, 1692 | RA Crossroads


Schiff wades into the malice, fear, power play, and seething resentment that fueled the Salem witch trials, detailing the central figures and offering a play-by-play of the hearings’ key moments.

Lives, Loves, Losses: Books for Black History Month and Beyond


Stunning memoir, fiction, poetry; thought-provoking history, political science, sociology; and fun mystery, romance, erotica to satisfy and stir readers all year round.

Psychology, October 2015 | Best Sellers

January 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services