The RITAs & Robyn Carr | RWA 2016

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Let’s begin coverage of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference, held this year in stunning San Diego, July 13–16, at the end, with the presentation of the RITA Awards for best published romance of 2015

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | LJ Reviews

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Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad. Knopf. Sept. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780385537032. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385537049. F Pulitzer Prize finalist Whitehead (John Henry Days) here telescopes several centuries’ worth of slavery and oppression as he puts escaped slaves Cora and Caesar on what is literally an underground railroad, using such brief magical realist touches to enhance […]

Family Fireworks & “Boomoirs” | Memoir

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Derek reads four debut memoirs this month and Thérèse Purcell Nielsen reviews two baby boomer memoirs.

Christian Fiction | Best Sellers, July 2016

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Kingsbury, the Brunstetters, Robin Lee Hatcher, and more

Baking Is Back | Wyatt’s World

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To the delight of many, PBS’s The Great British Baking Show returns for its third season. Celebrate and connect with readers by diving into the stacks and putting your best baking books on display. Here are a few new works to consider as well.

Wins & Loss | French on Fridays

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Countering horrible news with good; bar-hopping with Bertha Cool and Donald Lam

Religion, July 2016 | Best Sellers

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Literacy Signing Goal for RWA | Romance Conference 2016

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A huge draw at every Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference is the literacy signing following the all-day Librarians Day sessions. The 2016 get-together is in San Diego, July 13–16, with the “Readers for Life” autograph session, open to the public, on July 13 from 5:30–7:30. Fans will be able to purchase copies of books […]

Working Vacations | Wyatt’s World

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As many patrons prepare to take summer vacations, consider suggesting books about the working life of others. Here are five recent examples to get started, covering a range of jobs and types of reading.

After the Fourth | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team are planning big trips, relishing romance, hefting Outlander, curating our closets, checking out YA nonfiction, parsing Patchett, and sticking the dismount.