Poetry, Dining, & Shakespeare | Memoir

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Memoirs about expressions of love through poetry, songs, and food.

You May Also Like by Tom Vanderbilt | LJ Review

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Vanderbilt (Survival City; Traffic) pens a fascinating exploration of how human preferences emerge, why we like the things we do, and why tastes change over time.

Best Practices: Library Marketing, Knowledge Management, Metadata | LJ Reviews

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Success stories of libraries that have hit the mark of connecting with their target audiences; a practical guidebook that explains the many applications of emerging technology; a short yet broad treatment on the foundations of library and information science

U.S. History, February 2016 | Best Sellers

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How To Be a Tudor by Ruth Goodman | LJ Review

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Goodman (How To Be a Victorian) is well known to lovers of BBC series such as Tudor Monastery Farm. Instead of kings and queens, this book focuses on the lives of ordinary people, from those in gentlemen’s households to tenant farmers.

Presidential Picks: Elect To Read These Nine Titles

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An intimate portrait of Thomas Jefferson, George Washington as businessman, an important and timely work on the Great Society program, Lunde’s book is accessible to the lay reader and authenticated for the historian

African History, January 2016 | Best Sellers

March 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2016

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New poetry from heavy hitters Ginsberg and Neruda; celebrate Love, feel The Happiness Effect; a breakthrough Cure that starts with the mind; shh…it’s The President’s Book of Secrets; around the world in eight books

Around the World in Eight Books | LJ Reviews

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The Curious Map Book is colorful and fact-filled; Mind the Map is an enthralling work of art; Vargic’s work is great for family browsing; an unusual and high-quality contribution to World War II collections from Ward

The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict by Austin Reed | LJ Review

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Written more than 150 years ago, the earliest known prison memoir by an African American author is appearing in print for the first time.