Family Ties and a Rock and Roll Guy | Memoir

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This month’s memoir picks are about families and, particularly, fathers and sons.

Doing Right by Our Smallest Citizens | Parenting Reviews

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FROM CELEBRITY TELL-ALLS to husband bashing to why we might want to remove “Good Job!” from our parenting vocabulary, there is quite the array of topics covered in this month’s column.

What Joan Juliet Buck Is Reading & Writing | French on Fridays

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Memoir author and former Paris Vogue editor in chief Joan Juliet Buck at New York City’s French Institute

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.

28 Titles Exploring & Celebrating Native History & Culture

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INDIGENOUS CIVILIZATIONS flourished in North America centuries before Christopher Columbus set sail in 1492. These 28 titles include new releases as well as classics. Some discuss ancient societies, while others explore the modern experience.

Under the Surface | Materials Survey 2017

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The findings of LJ’s latest materials survey, which tracks budgets and circulation at public libraries equitably distributed throughout the nation by size, type, and region

In or Out? | Memoir

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This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Thirty-Four Must-Have Spring Books | Editors’ Picks 2017

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A host of new titles are coming your way, courtesy of long hours of perusing catalogs, quizzing publicists, reading galleys, and seeking what’s worthwhile on the horizon.

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

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LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

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Fiction, both classic and contemporary; nonfiction; and film and TV for readers who have finished George Orwell’s 1984 and still hunger for more titles to give them perspective on the current social and political climate.