Soccer, Sunshine, and Secret Agents | Books for Dudes

This month’s reviews include guides to soccer terminology and reconnecting with nature, fiction about secret agents, and a moving true story of arson in rural Virginia.

Collection Development: Prostate Health & Wellness

Some 240,000 patients are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States each year, yet, there are very few evidenced-based titles on prostate health published annually. Here are 27 resources to help.

A Portrait of the Artist: Laurel Davis Huber’s “The Velveteen Daughter” | Debut Spotlight

Following an impulse to investigate an often enjoyed writer/illustrator from her childhood, Laurel Davis Huber embarked on a ten-year adventure that resulted in a captivating debut novel, The Velveteen Daughter, which traces the life of Pamela Bianco, a young artist growing up in early 20th-century America.

Poetry Beyond the Basics: Twelve New Collections Offer Fresh Perspective on the Human Experience

Derr-Smith uses an intently packed, beautifully crafted pile-up of images to explore a rural Southern upbringing—highly recommended; gemlike poems from Mohabir will reward many readers and surprise not a few; fervent reading about the urban Hispanic experience—for all readers; Sealey explores issues of race, gender, and sexuality in poems whose fluid, wide-open style belies their grit

First and Ten: Top Football Titles for Summer and Fall

This year’s annual roundup of forthcoming football titles includes historical works, autobiographies, and retrospectives on the current game. Some focus on the quarterback position, others on successful coaching programs, and one on football in pop culture.

Conflict Makes Love That Much Sweeter | Romance Reviews

Tender, and wickedly funny, Dare’s newest offering is a spirited tale with a Beauty-and-the-Beast theme and the perfect launch for her latest series; Jordan’s latest romp is just plain fun; ­another “redeemed rogue” gets the future he deserves in Putney’s Once a Rebel; Anderson’s earnest romance brings two couples together with insight and a dusting of holiday charm

Romance Conference Presents Lovely RITAs | RWA 2017

Awards presented at Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference in Orlando, FL, July 26–29

Its All in the Craft: 12 Fun and Exciting Craft/DIY Books

Simple line drawings and diagram demonstrations, quilted design principles that emphasize both the embellishments and the fabrics (as well as tips and techniques), and bold bead work that is sure to make a statement; this is the perfect place to expand your creativity

10 Crave-Worthy Cookbooks

Here you will find foods and beverages that meld Italian traditions with American influences, a variety of cookies that will make your mouth water, and tips on shopping, meal planning, and using up leftovers; whatever your passion there is a cookbook waiting here for you

Galaxy Quests | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

Debuts showcase diverse voices, epics reign, space operas blast off, and horror rises from the grave (again) in our annual sf/fantasy preview. Plus Kensington and Tor launch digital and podcasting sf imprints.