Standout Fall Fiction Debuts | LJ Reviews

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A fresh voice and broadened scope to the Holmes canon; a must-read for fans and denizens of the Big Easy; a darkly comic debut about love and families; DeCarlo combines suspense and heartache; laughter, tears, and just plain fun from Noblin

Jock Jams | Memoir

Strong Is the New Sexy

The memoirs this month had me sweating vicariously as the authors portaged canoes, did planks in their living rooms, and hiked cross-country.

LibraryReads September 2015

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Some familiar names—Lee Child, Jonathan Evison, Jenny Lawson—have made this month’s LibraryReads, the list of what librarians are reading and loving lately. Happily, though, top of the list this time is a debut, Melissa DeCarlo’s The Art of Crash Landing. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No […]

LJ Reference Reviews: September 1, 2015

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Histories of American economics, costume, film composers, plus short takes on Broadway musicals, spy secrets, and Bigfoot. Here’s a list of reference titles and ereviews to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Back to School | Wyatt’s World

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Read in the school year with subject-aligned nonfiction. Be it history, math, art, or literature, there are a plethora of choices no matter the interest. Here are a wide-ranging five.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2015

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Einstein, breast cancer, president memoirs, and interviews with transgender communities. Here’s a list of nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2015

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New fiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Writer’s Digest: Self-published Authors Hear from Experts

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The recent Writer’s Digest conference, held July 31–Aug. 2 in New York City, gathered self-published author together to learn from various experts in the industry. Below are some highlights from the show.

Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas | LJ Review

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Thomas, Evan. Being Nixon: A Man Divided. Random. 2015. 640p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812995367. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780812995374. BIOG For better or worse, argues Thomas (Ike’s Bluff) in this fascinating and impressively researched biography, President ­Richard Nixon (1913–94) was motivated by fears and insecurities that created a drive to succeed, which resulted in […]

E-Originals from Charles, Keyes, Matthews, Maxwell, Rose, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Historical atmosphere and suspense from Charles, a disingenuous hero from Keyes, cozy romance and an amateur sleuth from Matthews, Maxwell opens a series with an e-novella, a promising debut from Meredith, more sports fun from Rose