10 Crafts & DIY Books for Every Member of Your Family

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Take a crack at jumbo knitting, learn to spray paint like the pros, and create the backyard atmosphere you always wanted. No matter what your passion, this section had the book for you

Exploring the Whimsical Life of Beatrix Potter

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Potter’s inspirations and legacy are brought to life through stories of her childhood, the charming characters she created, and the art she inspired

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

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15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.

Lincoln in the Bardo (What To Read, Listen to Next) | RA Crossroads

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In his first novel, Saunders creates a kind of polyphonic spree, with more than 100 different voices telling a tale of pain, loss, and anger but also love and communion.

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

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Art lovers, collectors, and scholars will delight in this book; an upbeat view of women’s health, fitness, and psychology; this honest memoir will interest all readers; a thought-provoking work for those interested in all stages of urban planning and placemaking; an engrossing blend of food science, regionalism, and ethnic studies; young and old activists alike will be inspired by this hopeful call for change

LJ Fiction Reviews: March 15, 2017

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Inspiring in tone, Denton’s delicious debut delivers a must-read; an excellent series of Sapphic fantasies; McClellan’s skillful worldbuilding and nuanced characters will undoubtedly tempt readers to go back to his earlier work; with hints of a YA coming-of-age tale, Trophy Son will draw in sports fiction fans; Ludwig’s triumphant achievement is borne from his own experience as the adoptive parent of a teen with autism

Thought-Leader Reader | Wyatt’s World

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As with romance, memoirs, and horror novels, the large and wide-ranging “thought-leader” bookshelf comprises a genre with its own landscape and appeal. Here are five titles that illustrate its spread and varying approaches—from wicked-smart indictment to cautionary tale to contextual warring.

E-Original Historical Romance from Boyce and Cornwall | Xpress Reviews

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Boyce crafts a steamy tropical romance far from stuffy English ballrooms—the multicultural romance and generous give and take create a truly enjoyable novel; the beats may be familiar, but the skillful storytelling draws readers in and holds some surprises

Nonfiction: Chiropractic, Marriage Equality, Conservation, Goats, Wedding Food, Kandinsky | Xpress Reviews

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General readers will find Frank’s work to be an accessible and worthwhile read; Johnson’s detailed, readable account; Who knew goats could be so cute and entertaining?; the bike provides a unique vehicle for more intimate travel; Warcraft or similar games are likely to be pleased; interesting tidbits of wedding traditions; a solid addition to libraries that already have detailed biographies of Kandinsky

Audiobooks by Austen, Shinn, Vinet, and Voskamp | Xpress Reviews

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This beloved and enduring novel is a wise choice for all library collections; for religious and self-help collections; if you have solid historical romance fans; a valuable addition to resources that address the psychology of self-harm