Fiction from Coben and Gaynor, plus Ettinger’s Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A new kind of thriller from Coben, a tidily satisfying historical novel from Gaylor, and a breathtaking debut novel from longtime LGBTQ activist Ettinger

Q&A: LaShonda Katrice Barnett | Debut Authors, February 15, 2015

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Barnett’s compelling and acclaimed debut novel, Jam on the Vine, shines a spotlight on the crucial role the black press played in the lives of African Americans after the Civil War.

Odyssey Award and Honor audiobooks

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The Association for Library Service to Children announced the Odyssey Award and Honor audiobooks at ALA Midwinter in Chicago on Feb. 2. The Odyssey Award was given to: H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination. Live Oak Media. Written by Christopher Myers, and narrated by Dion Graham and Christopher Myers. The Honors were given to the […]

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Staying Warm and Informed | What We’re Reading

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More wintertime reading from LJ/SLJ/JLG staffers, and a visit with RED author Jacky Colliss Harvey

English Grammar, World Religions, Jewish Ethics, Holistic Health & Healing | Reference Reviews, February 1, 2015

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An unusual approach to grammar; an introduction to the world’s religions, from the Christian perspective; a Talmudic reference to support ideas in writing or speaking; a starting point for those seeking alternative medicine information.

The Voyager Mission, Evolutionary Theory, Recipes for Baking Bread | Science & Technology Reviews, February 1, 2015

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Bell recaps Voyager’s surprising discoveries; typographical errors aside, Eldredge presents an attractive book with superb images; Hever promotes a plant-based diet; home bakers will savor Bread.

Anticipations: Books Long Awaited | Wyatt’s World

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Valentine’s Day reading does not have to be limited to the Romance genre. It can also be centered on books readers have been yearning to experience for some time.

Adams on Atlantis, Bios of Washington, the Black Press, the Lusitania, & Lots Lots More | Social Sciences Reviews, February 1, 2015

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An excellent examination of Atlantis research from Adams; Launer’s biog of Spielrein is long overdue but worth the wait; Schroeder on the new world of entrepreneurship; a motivating guide for practicing librarians; pioneers of the Black Press Ethel Payne and Alice Dunnigan.

RUSA’S Top Pop Fiction | ALA Midwinter 2015

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In spite of a record-breaking blizzard that shut down most of Chicago on Sunday, February 1, RUSA’s Book and Media Awards Ceremony went on as scheduled at the Hilton Chicago, where the Reading List Council announced the 2015 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of eight different fiction genres for adult readers.

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