National Book Foundation Honors Robert A. Caro

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The National Book Foundation today announced that it is awarding the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Robert A. Caro, the celebrated author of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and the multivolume biography The Years of Lyndon Johnson. He is the 29th recipient of the medal, created […]

October 2016 LibraryReads

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The October LibraryReads list includes historical fiction from Paulette Jiles, the latest installment of Tana French’s “Dublin Murder Squad” series, Brit Bennett’s dazzling debut, and, from Charlaine Harris, the first Aurora Teagarden mystery in more than a decade. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads […]

Future Forward for Libraries | Professional Media Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Why special collections must expand their role as teaching centers; Lankes’s New Librarianship is required reading; Varnum offers informative, diverse, and valuable insights on how libraries are implementing and using discovery tools

Gigl’s Debut of the Month, Andrews, Cogman, Grant, Priest, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Gigl’s debut brims with wit and thrills; Andrews’s “Kate Daniels” urban fantasies are among the very best; Priest creates an irresistible mix of horror and home improvement; Armstrong spotlights high drama, humor, and intelligence

Pearl Harbor, 75 Years Later: A Quartet of Titles That Will Live On

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Harding’s history of the Cynthia Olson will appeal to nautical and military historians; Nelson looks at the overall effects of World War II on the American psyche; A Matter of Honor casts light on a controversial episode in history; Twomey provides much-needed context

Me, Myself, and I | Self Help Reviews, September 15, 2016

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Adams goes beyond traditional mindfulness training to teach readers compassion-based techniques; great reading for fans of advice columns; Huba takes us in ­surprising directions; easily remembered, invigorating Habit Changers

The Mystery of Love | The Reader’s Shelf, September 15, 2016

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The start of the school year might prompt a new reading plan, such as working through a series one has always wanted to try. For fans of mystery and romance, there are plenty of choices to be had.

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Self-Made Success | Designing the Future

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Sea of Secrets author Amanda DeWees, featured on LJ’s SELF-e Select self-publishing platform, and hybrid author Rachael Herron (“Darling Bay” and “Cypress Hollow” series) chat about their paths to self-publishing and the future of the industry.

Cooking | Best Sellers, September 2016

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From Cravings to Meathead to Weight Watchers Family Meals

Keep the Reading Going for Fall | Wyatt’s World

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Part of providing readers’ advisory (RA) services with ease is having books at the forefront of your mind to offer patrons with a range of interests. The bevy of fall reading lists supply plenty of choices. Here are five titles making such lists, paired with a secondary offering to keep the reading going.