Secrets and Lies | African American Fiction (and More)

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Shhhhh! Wanna know a secret? Many characters in this month’s selections guard their privacy whether it’s because of shady business buried in their past or plunging into a marital affair. The gossip-worthy secrets may threaten a life or cause inner guilt, but they certainly add spice to this month’s novels by established African American authors.

Nonfiction on Grieving and Overcoming Addictive Behaviors | Xpress Reviews

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Heath’s title is particularly helpful for those caught unaware by the death of another; for those in recovery, Unwelcome Inheritance is an inspiring first step

Fiction from Bingham, Cane, McKinnon, and Porter, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Bingham’s historical blends character with details; readers will love Cane’s Valentine Valley; McKinnon’s first adult novel features an intriguing on-again, off-again romance; Porter continues to write with dignity, grace, and authenticity

E-Originals from Boyett-Compo, Burke, and Debut Author Calvin | Xpress Reviews

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Boyett-Compo’s story deals with abuse, rape, and physical violence—not a light undertaking; Burke’s latest is another solid entry in a heartfelt, family-driven series; Calvin’s debut novel is the first in a planned series about the Coast Guard

Mathematics, April 2015 | Best Sellers

July 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Other People’s Stories | Memoir

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In trying to find a common thread to the titles I selected this month, I couldn’t help but notice that the majority, while still memoirs, are actually stories about someone else.

Q&A: Roger Jänecke

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LJ talks to Roger Jänecke of Visible Ink Press about trends in reference and how his company has responded to them over the years.

Climate Warning Bells: The Search for Sustainability

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Barnham’s big claims about the viability (and necessity) of solar energy; a vision of how climate inaction might be overcome, Brecher intrigues; Seaman’s sterling addition to all photo collections, Taillant opens our eyes wide to ignored natural resources.

Top Spring Indie Poetry: Exciting New Works for National Poetry Month and Beyond

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Blake reveals how celebrities enfold and inform us, Donovan displays a near conversational tone that belies extraordinary craft, Landau’s work can be appreciated by any reader, Willis offers the penetrating musings of a contemporary Emily Dickinson.

Summer Thrillers: Seven Titles To Keep You in Suspense

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Box brings new energy with another intriguing character, an electrifying plot that is one of Child’s best yet, Deaver once again satisfies, Lee adds a kick of technology, Norton is for all fans of manhunt mysteries, Stone’s plotting is tight as a drum.

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