Broadway Babies | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2016

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An amusing collection of Broadway anecdotes; a reflective memoir from Barbara Cook, the original Marian the Librarian; a thoroughly captivating biography of Mary Martin, one of Broadway’s most successful and intriguing stars.

Frisco, Chimps, Perfume, Translations, Suck Fairies, & More | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” has a lunch date with authors and a reading date with LJ and Junior Library Guild colleagues this week.

Feehan, Kleypas, Long, Shalvis, Debuter Kelly, plus Obits & RWA News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2016

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If you work in a public library, things don’t really slow down in the summer, with the young folks out of school and summer reading programs in full swing. Still, if your summertime livin’ isn’t easy, there’s no reason why your readin’ can’t make the days a lot more fun.

Fiction from DePalo, Norton, and Weaver, with a Debut from Greenidge | Xpress Reviews

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DePalo’s new series features the hunky Serenghetti brothers; Greenidge’s debut exposes a language experiment involving a chimpanzee; Norton takes an honest look at a marriage amid mental illness; Weaver’s weaves a new David Raker thriller

E-Originals from Aicher and Etchison, with Debuter Lowell | Xpress Reviews

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Aicher’s new series will be in demand where her books are popular; solid characterization and plot development make Etchison’s latest a fun, sexy read; debuter Lowell has crafted a lavish Victorian gothic romance with a rare disabled female protagonist

Botany & Zoology, June 2016 | Best Sellers

September 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Nonfiction: Salads, Rob Chirico, Grants, Mary Guinan, Currier & Ives, Tennessee Williams | Xpress Reviews

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A great value for salad lovers; Chirico’s title is full of nostalgic stories, delicious recipes, and a wealth of facts and tidbits about Italian food; a solid guide for novice to expert grant seekers; Guinan’s medical memoir; America through Currier & Ives

The Art of Nonfiction Panel | Day of Dialog 2016

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Nonfiction works included profiles of ten children killed by guns, a guide to the world’s marvels, and a book on learning math by cooking.

Heart of Fiction Panel | Day of Dialog 2016

Clockwise from top: Mary Carter/Carlene O’Connor, moderator Robin Bradford, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jill Shalvis, Sonali Dev, and Gayle Forman (clockwise from far left); moderator Robin Bradford makes a point; Carter discusses sometimes using the pseudonym O’Connor; Carter, Shalvis, and Phillips enjoy another panelist’s quips; Dev on fans liking characters that look like them; and Forman on her first adult book. 
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Romance and women’s fiction authors discussed upcoming releases, their writing processes, and the advantage of setting a book in Texas.

Graphic Novels from Dunn, Rucka & Scott, and Vaughan & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Cat lovers everywhere will love Dunn’s news team; a solid choice for fans of the fantastical in a real-world setting; a violent vision of a possible tomorrow that will prompt readers to contemplate political and environmental choices