The Art of Fitting In | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2016

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Romances often deal with relevant social issues, and finding a place for oneself is a popular theme, as seen in several reviews below.

Life with a Special-Needs Child, First Dads, Early Literacy, Teen Talk | Parenting Reviews, February 15, 2016

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In this go-round of reviews of the child-rearing literature, we get a glimpse into the diverse parenting styles of U.S. presidents, life with a special-needs child, and new approaches to language development in children with cleft lip and palate.

Taylor Brown | Debut Spotlight, February 15, 2016

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In his just published debut novel, Fallen Land, Brown draws from the vivid landscape of the past to capture the harsh realities of the post–Civil War South.

Optical Illusions, Cardmaking, Floral Arrangements, & More | Craft & DIY Reviews, February 15, 2016

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A user-friendly Photographer’s iPad; mixed-media artists will appreciate Cardmaking‘s image-based tutorials; Chezar’s loose, natural arrangements are fabulous; Hammersen’s knits are exquisite

All the Food You Want To Eat | Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2016

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An ­excellent and thorough treatment of pudding-like desserts; an essential addition for serious bread enthusiasts; Miller’s collection is unfussy, versatile, and filled with stories; an unconventional and laugh-out-loud funny delight

Biographies | Best Sellers, December 2015

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Flying high with The Wright Brothers, being Furiously Happy with Lawson, learning about A Common Struggle from Kennedy

The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee | LJ Review

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A completely engrossing work that should appeal to the widest range of readers, especially those with a taste for historical fiction.

Reintroductions: Five Sophomore Efforts | Wyatt’s World

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One of the thrills of discovering a debut author is the hope of having found a writer to follow for years to come. Here is an early season sample of second works already published or forthcoming in 2016.

E-Originals from Barley, Fox, Moore, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Barley’s title leaves nothing to the imagination, libraries seeking romances with a unique angle should consider Fox’s latest, the chemistry in Moore’s latest initially feels lopsided, and Sorenson never lets the compelling plot take a backseat to the sexy love story

Graphic Novels from Loeb & Co. and Wilson and Morikawa | Xpress Reviews

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This Supergirl is recommended for those who enjoy teen tropes of self-exploration, angst, and hope despite the odds; Wilson and Morikawa’s stories are compelling for both their odd content and historical value