Jim Crow, Cyber Warfare, This Is Who We Were | Reference Reviews, May 15, 2015

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An informative overview of the system of laws discriminating against black citizens in the South; flavors and pairings, and guides on buying, storing, and harvesting Herbs & Spices; Springer’s history of Cyber Warfare

Chef Cora’s Memoir, Remarkable Birds, John Paul Stapp Bio, Plus Breast Cancer Advice | Science and Technology Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Cora candidly describes her struggles, achieving a balance Cooking as fast as I Can; Couzens’s lively text of predominantly dramatic species; a groundbreaking biography of one of aeromedical sciences’ more legendary figures

Doubling Up, Doubling Down | What We’re Reading

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A double dose of What We’re Reading from the LJ/School Library Journal and Junior Library Guild staff!

Kosmatka’s Otherwordly Thriller, McLain’s Beryl Markham, North’s Solid Sophomore Effort, & More | Fiction Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Kosmatka brilliantly probes scientific discovery and its effects on the world; McLain vividly introduces the enigmatic Beryl Markham to a new generation of readers; Dave offers fast-moving chapters and snappy dialog; Sanna’s a strong choice for book clubs

A Mixed Bag of Bookage | Books for Dudes

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This month’s Books for Dudes is a mixed bag so jumbled that it’s more fun than a monkey stealing bananas and it’s all good stuff.

First Novelists Abbot, Fortune, McManus, Sanna, Wilson, & Others | Debut Fiction, May 15, 2015

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Atmospheric family drama from Abbott, Fortune’s Nova is taut as a wire, Patrick creates a world heavily influenced by Renaissance Italy, Wilson offers a much-needed voice in contemporary women’s fiction.

Moore on Essay Writing, Nagasaki History, Memoir from Teege, Library Innovation Toolkit | Social Sciences Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Moore’s Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy stands alone, Southard presents one of the definitive histories of the end of World War II, Teege’s account is an important addition to narratives written by descendants of war criminals

Tastes of Hawaii, Thailand, Mexico, Classic American, Baking Naturally | Cooking Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Bayless’s easy Mexican dishes for busy home cooks, an excellent addition to Thai cooking collections, Brown’s guide to eating on a limited budget, Honey & Co. is representative of the hottest trends and has enough variety to be suitable for everyday use

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce June Favorites

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Topping this months Library Reads is Eight Hundred Grapes, a romance set in a California Winery. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Dave, Laura. Eight Hundred Grapes. S. […]

From Acrylics and Little Gifts to Constantinople Quilts and Improv | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Evans’s painting how-to will be appreciated most by beginning and intermediate artists; Hartmann’s Hot Knots shows that macramé is both simple and versatile; granny square–themed projects and a few surprises