Homes for Moms | Fiction Reviews, May 1, 2016

house for happy mothers

An interesting novel that explores the history of Melbourne through the eyes of a series of single mothers; a poignant novel from two difficult perspectives that spans several complex and often controversial topics; an absorbing modern family saga about a 48-year-old Indian-American woman who becomes a surrogate with her younger lover

Graphic Novels from Barbucci & Canepa and Giménez | Xpress Reviews

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Former Disney employees Barbucci and Canepa have created something beautiful and unique in <>Sky-Doll<>; Giménez’s memories of the ease of a society in turning to cruelty against its least members is a cautionary tale for us all

Nonfiction from Nic Dhiarmada on the Irish Rebellion | Xpress Reviews

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Nic Dhiarmada’s excellent companion volume [to a PBS documentary] that will also be enjoyed by readers interested in modern Irish history.

Fiction from Bear, Beverly-Whittemore, Buchman, Farrow, Tanner, Wilde, & Winter | Xpress Reviews

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Stories from sf genius Bear; a story for Hollywood fans from Beverly-Whittemore; firefighting helicopter-style from Buchman; “Prentiss has created a remarkable debut”; fascinating political fiction from Tanner; baseball romance from Wilde; “a sort of robotic Wuthering Heights

Music & Art, April 2016 | Best Sellers

July 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Dressing the Decades by Emanuelle Dirix | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Emanuelle Dirix’s Dressing the Decades

Sketching People, Hand Drawn Lettering, Timber Framing, Homemade Skin Products | Crafts & DIY Reviews, May 1, 2016

sketching people

An invaluable manual from an Urban Sketcher on how to sketch people and faces; an unusual guide that handwriting fans, calligraphy dabblers, and letter buffs of all ages and abilities will enjoy; an excellent book on timber frame construction; an essential source for homemade herbal products, and more crafts & DIY books

Shakespeare’s First Folio | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

shakespeares first folio

Two exceptional explorations of Shakespeare’s First Folio, considered by some to be the most important English literature book in history

Continental Design | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

african textiles

A visual feast of weaving, pattern, and adornment that will delight those interested in textiles, fashion, and ­African culture; an extraordinary work on floral patterns from India for students of art and design, art history and design history, and enthusiasts of India and Indian culture

Instant Photos | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

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A history of Polaroid and how it changed photography; a collection of stunning images taken from a iPhone camera