Vicarious Voyages | Collection Development: Armchair Travel

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An armchair voyage is a journey of exploration—a pilgrimage, a feast for the soul, and a way of satisfying curiosities. These 27 resources, including apps, will help users travel routes and set sail for adventures that won’t require security checks or encounter airport snafus.

That’s So Nineties | Memoir

The Call of the Farm

Remember the good times in these Nineties-themed memoirs.

Don’t Trust These Ladies | African American Fiction (And More!)

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October’s lead female characters toy with men’s emotions, lie to them, steal their money, cheat on them, and even physically torture them. In particula, the authentic out-of-control take on a woman’s gambling addiction makes S.K. Collins’s Crooked G’s the pick of the month

What’s New from Our Neighbors | Collection Development: Latin American Fiction

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Literature in Latin America since the boom of the 1960s and 1970s hasn’t slackened in production of quality works or diversity of themes. These 29 titles will add flavor to all collections.

Thanks for the Memories | Memoir

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September memoir reviews cover dog stories, tales of illnesses and triumph, marriage and remarriage recountings, and a reckoning with forgiveness.

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

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