Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

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The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

Anniversaries, Desserts, White Trash, Texas Noir | Classic Returns

The Glass of Fashion

This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

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Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

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Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

How To Help Kids Stay on Task, Drug-Free, plus Managing Tantrums, & More | Parenting Reviews

Bright Kids Who CAn't Keep Up

Child psychologists Braaten and ­Willoughby offer a first-of-a-kind book on processing speeds; the “Bible” on kids and substance abuse; Cutchlow’s Zero to Five is the perfect gift for a new parent; Keith’s writing is sharp, her arguments valid, and her book timely

Books To Make Your Stomach Churn | Memoir

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Memoirs that ooze life (and death)

Classic Returns Returns! And Goes to the Movies | Classic Returns

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Summertime is all about beach reads and blockbuster films—slipping into that air-conditioned cinema to cool off and escape reality for 90 minutes or so, immersing oneself in an alternate universe. We’re going to the movies for this return of Classic Returns, with rereleases and reissues of books that were made into movies, and are about […]

And the Audie Goes To… | Collection Development: Award-Winning Narrations

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Established by the Audio Publishers Association in 1996 to highlight the best audio productions of the year, Audie Awards are currently presented in more than 30 categories. These 31 selections of best narrations will find avid listeners among your patrons.

Attention-Grabbing Stories | African American Fiction (and More!)

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Overworked plot devices can destroy readers’ enthusiasm, so it’s such a thrill to discover fresh out-of-the-ordinary action in this month’s selections.

Family Papers | Memoir

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Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

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