Manga, Fashion, Origami, Woodturning, Prefab Houses | Crafts & DIY Reviews, November 15, 2016

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Fashion buffs and aspiring designers of any skill level will enjoy this fun guide; simple and doable designs for readers with any level of woodturning experience; accessories in this collection will get knitters excited about the lowering temperatures

Mary Berry, Southern/Indian Cuisine, Israeli Baking, Christmas Cookies, Turkish Delights | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2016

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Mouthwatering Southern foods beckon to readers from these pages; Gomez’s debut enlivens Indian and Southern foods; Peters excels at making simple recipes special; an essential modern Middle Eastern baking collection

Quality Books for Quality Dudes | Books for Dudes

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The raison d’être for Books for Dudes is: quality. A book should mean something, do something, should address a need of some kind. So here’s to making books a force for good, for learning, for meaning, for firing the imagination.

Alice Hoffman | Spotlight LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2016

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“This novel comes from lots of different places,” explained Hoffman in a phone interview with LJ, “but one thing I was thinking about was mothers and daughters, and I was missing my own mother.”

White’s Debut of the Month, Gilman, Hunter, Tregillis, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, November 15, 2016

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WAR AND VIOLENT conflict are constant themes in sf/fantasy, and November’s selections bring a host of battles, whether physical or spiritual.

The Good Life—And How To Find It | Self-Help Reviews, November 15, 2016

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THE GOOD LIFE—AND HOW TO FIND IT is the theme for this column’s assortment of self-help books. While each author offers a different technique for doing that, some common themes include taking responsibility for one’s own well-being, spending quality time with the people we love, and simply beginning by doing one thing in the right direction.

Camus/Ferrandez, Higashimura, Jacobson, Mann & Co., Moen/Nolan, Truong | Graphic Novels Reviews, November 15, 2016

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Ferrandez’s expressive and attractive version of Camus’s challenging parable; Carry This Book would make good inspiration for workshops; Huck the character is a treasurable creation, the book, less so

Life Losses & Gains | Memoir

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Themes of loss and unconventional families prevail in this month’s memoir selections

Travel Through Jewish Fiction: Celebrate Jewish Book Month with These Titles and Read-Alikes

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With this sampling of just-released 2016 and backlisted 2015 titles, there’s something for every reader to enjoy during Jewish Book Month.

Fall Indie Fiction: Best Novels and Short Stories Beyond the Mainstream

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Fun, propulsive reading that really is about the hunt, not the treasure; an embracingly and impeccably penned study of one woman’s anguish; brightly and incisively written, this is a well-rendered portrait of a stranger among us