Gridiron Legacies: This Season’s Football Picks

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The latest football titles reflect a little of everything from the gridiron: iconic quarterbacks such as Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, NFL racial pioneers, great teams such as the 1986 Giants, and terrible teams such as the 1976 Bucs.

A Thriller with Heart: John Hart’s “Redemption Road”

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Perennially on the New York Times best sellers list and the only author to have won Edgars for two consecutive titles, Down River and The Last Child, John Hart returns this year with the already hailed Redemption Road.

Q&A: Rumaan Alam | Debut Spotlight, August 2016

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Alam’s first novel, Rich and Pretty, tells the compelling, multifaceted story of two women in their 30s who have been best friends since junior high school. Here, he discusses these distinct protagonists and how he was able to portray the intricacies of female ­friendships as a male author.

Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

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Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

The Winner by a Nose | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” rides into town on our fictional horses this week.

Boy-Meets-Girl Drama | African American Fiction (and More)

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Titles this month are about the drama swirling around the time-tested boy-meets-girl story line. Is there a bit of romance? Maybe. Sex? Absolutely.

Another Conference Is in the Books | RWA 2016

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Wrapping up another fabulous Romance Writers of America conference

Librarians Day & Bradford | RWA 2016

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The Romance Writers of America (RWA) annual conference kicks off with Librarians Day, a full complement of panels for local librarians, a luncheon, and a networking hour with authors and editors

Politics, Escapism, & Podcast Extras | What We’re Reading

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The WWR team reads to escape reality, confront reality, and change reality this week.

The RITAs & Robyn Carr | RWA 2016

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Let’s begin coverage of the Romance Writers of America (RWA) conference, held this year in stunning San Diego, July 13–16, at the end, with the presentation of the RITA Awards for best published romance of 2015