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

Indie Ebook Award Winners 2016

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LJ recently concluded its second annual Indie Ebook Awards. Committees of librarians volunteered their time to combing through hundreds of submissions in five fiction categories: fantasy, sf, romance, mystery, and YA. These books—and many others—can be found on the SELF-e, a subscription-based discovery platform for self-published books that is a partnership between LJ and BiblioBoard. Congratulations to all our 2016 winners!

Superheroes & Heroic Struggles: 21 Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month

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The remarkable life of Jamaican-born Bessie Stringfield; Okupe puts Africa on the map when it comes to superhero stories; Cyborg‘s beautiful artwork turns biometallic limbs into things of wonder; the meaning and cultural impact of cartoons by and of women of African descent

A Female Perspective | The Reader’s Shelf, November 1, 2016

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From fiercely determined to quietly striving, the ladies filling these pages reward readers’ attention as they forge and define their lives.

Chase’s Debut of the Month, Butler, Mishani, Rendahl, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, November 1, 2016

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CRIME FICTION IS ESSENTIALLY ABOUT solving crime, in most cases, involving murder. While this plot structure may seem simple, many writers use it to explore current cultural and social values.

In Memoriam: Leonard Cohen, Songwriter, Poet, Novelist

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While Leonard Cohen’s songs will remain his main legacy, it’s worth considering his other literary efforts, including nine books of poetry and two novels.

Debut Cookbooks | Wyatt’s World

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Preparing any family feast can make even assured home cooks feel a bit like a newbie. For much-needed fellowship, spend some time with these accomplished chefs’ debut offerings.

Engineering & Technology November 2016 | Best Sellers

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Graphic Novels from Chanoinat & Le Hénanff, Matsumoto, Milton & Auladell, Bios | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of the Elvis will relish this book; manga and graphic novel fans will reread Matsumoto’s collection for years; this retelling of Paradise Lost will be best appreciated by academic audiences; this book of biographies might make readers eager for the actual reprints of the work discussed