Pushing Boundaries, Getting Lost, Cooking Like a Man | Books for Dudes

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Heavy BFD favorite categories and books that push our boundaries in this month’s column.

Graphic Novels from Brandon & Klein and Glanzman | Xpress Reviews

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Drifter‘s deep worldbuilding sf mixed with elements of pulp Westerns and esoteric philosophical musings hits the sweet spot; Glanzman presents the sailor’s-eye view of war

Fiction from Bittner, Brackston, Stewart, and Debuter Ware | Xpress Reviews

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Love in the Old West from Bittner; readers will suspend disbelief in Brackston’s mystical tale; an unhurried pace, an element of mystery, and plenty of symbolism from Stewart; debut novelist Ware builds suspense with verve and energy

E-Originals from Barrett, Clark, Lain, London as McAdams, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A compelling and fresh story from Barrett; convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth in Chianese’s debut; first responders in love; a blue-collar and interracial romance; finding love without one’s BFFs

Other Voices, Other Views | African American Fiction and More

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Alternating narrative points of view in a book can either confuse readers or provide a different and fresh take on a given situation. In this month’s selections we hear from a frustrated teenage girl living in poverty, a ghost unhappy that his former friends are grieving, and activists protesting police brutality.

Sisters in Law by Linda Hirshman | LJ Review

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Hirshman, Linda. Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Harper: HarperCollins. Sept. 2015. 416p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780062238467. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062238481. LAW In addition to its clever title, this book offers an illuminating analysis of the ascent by Sandra […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce August Favorites

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Topping this months Library Reads, the list of what librarians are loving lately, is a funny new novel featuring a grown-up character who has autism. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts […]

The Eisners: Winning Cartoonists, Winning Libraries | Eisner Awards 2015

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Congratulations to the winners of the 27th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the Will Eisner Graphic Novels Grants for Libraries

To Flag and Flag Not | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team discusses flags, twins, graphic novels and manga, Canadian crowd control, and hot new releases from Harper Lee and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | LJ Review

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Library Journal’s review of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.