Dan Brown, Egan, Ide, Maguire, & More | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Oct. 2017, Pt. 1

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Brown, Dan. Origin. Doubleday. Oct. 2017. NAp. ISBN 9780385514231. $29.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385542692. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. THRILLER What’s Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon up to next? With the felicitous mix of art, religion, science, history, and lots of symbols that made The Da Vinci Code such a craze, he’s investigating the collision of two of humankind’s […]

No Craft Left Behind: 12 Craft & DIY Books

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Looking to spend some time out in the sun watching your garden grow? Or curl up in a chair and craft away? No matter what your mood, the creative reader can find what they are looking for right here

Culinary Creation for the Creative Cook

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New spins on classic recipes, re-thinking veggies, and revamping breakfast; this issue is perfect for the cook who is ready to explore and create new and exciting dishes

In the Studio With Bosch

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Fantastical paintings, glorious color, and surreal landscapes; readers and artists interested in learning more about Bosch and his dark portrayal of landscapes will enjoy both books

The Dark Is Rising | Wyatt’s World

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Even as daylight lingers longer each evening, many releases of early spring are plenty dark. Here are five examples, ranging from true crime to debut thrillers to the current “it” book.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, February 2017

Grisham whistles into the top spot; NASA mathematicians are no longer Hidden Figures

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, March 2017

Take Whitehead’s Railroad to the top of the list; we must be a mess, as Tidying Up returns

Miniseries, Movie Stars, Short Stories, Coulrophobia, & Mama Cass | What We’re Reading/Watching

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The “What We’re Reading (& Watching) gang get comfy with aging movie stars, scary clowns, 1960s rock and rollers, a 1950s wild child, rag-ripping minidramas, and prize-winning story collections.

Graphic Novels by Martinson and Wilson & Shimojima on Japan, plus Moore | Xpress Reviews

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Fans will appreciate how the epilog mirrors the prolog, ending the trilogy perfectly; light manga artwork coupled with a succinct, well-researched narrative will entice readers; for anyone looking for an introduction to the Buddha and his teachings

Nonfiction: Frank Little & Labor, Forces of Nature, Gershom Scholem, Native American Women | Xpress Reviews

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Appealing for those interested in the history of the American West and labor history; a must-read for anyone delving into the history of science; for specialized readers drawn to Jewish mysticism and Jewish messianism; for readers interested in the history of western Washington