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.

LJ Reference Reviews: October 1, 2016

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Music Innovators is suitable for most casual music aficionados; Krishna in History will primarily appeal to undergraduate students; the resources of InfoSci-Books, InfoSci-Journal, InfoSci-Videos are highly curated and get the job done

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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An outstanding Feud between Nabokov and Wilson; staging Shakespeare in Swahililand and beyond; motivational Game Changers; U.S. immigration in The City of Dreams; Altman’s Treyf offers a warm portrayal of coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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Scotland is a bonny setting for Colgan’s funny, winsome Bookshop on the Corner; Coover channels the humor and wit of Twain; Gilligan is in new territory examining Ireland’s Jewish community; fresh fiction in translation; debuter Littlejohn writes with assurance and skill; fans will relish Zahradnik’s gritty, powerful crime novel