Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Barak Goodman | LJ Review

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. 3 discs. color. 6+ hrs. Barak Goodman & others, Florentine Films & others, dist. by PBS, shoppbs.org. 2015. DVD UPC 841887024068. $34.99; Blu-ray UPC 841887024075. $39.99. SDH subtitles. MED Cancer. The word sends a shiver of fear rattling through the bones of anyone who hears it. Adults, children, men, […]

Miss Silver, Ms. Bolton, Ms. Adichie, & Shaun the Sheep | What We’re Reading

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Three books and one nearly wordless movie in this week’s “What We’re Reading (Watching)” column!

2015 Hugo Awards: Diversity Wins, Sad Puppies Lose

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In an interesting twist to this year’s Hugo Awards controversy, a best-selling Chinese work of hard sf that was added to the final ballot after another nominee withdrew his book from consideration took the top prize at the 73rd World Science Fiction Convention, held in Spokane, WA.Translated for the first time into English by Hugo […]

Skyfaring with Mark Vanhoenacker | RA Crossroads

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Vanhoenacker is a pilot, but he could well be a philosopher poet. His memoir is as much a story of impressions and wordplay, of history, geography, and literature, as it is an explanation of a career in the sky.

Rescued by Dogs | French on Fridays

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Dog books are helping me get through the dog days of summer.

Continuation Novels, Homages, and Other Ways To Revisit Beloved Characters | Wyatt’s World

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Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Wooster, and a zombie-plagued Elizabeth Bennet are but three of the characters brought back from their literary graves to be born again in the pages of a book. Here are five more.

We Are Family—Sort of | African American Fiction and More

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What is family? This month’s column offers a diverse array of family units from a pimp’s stable of women to three half-sisters coming to terms with their father’s abandonment.

Latest Series Lineup with Bricker, Clopton, Hunt, Irvin, & others | Christian Fiction Reviews, September 15, 2015

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Heroines pursuing a fresh start; Bathsheba’s world of love and betrayal, political avarice and treachery; a test of faith for The Bishop’s Son; another investigation for Gwen Marcey; Sleiman’s second medieval adventure

Recommended, Commended, & Unrecommended | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal/Junior Library Guild staff is taking and making recommendations this week, with hive fiction, stalker stories, diversified heroines, L.A. hippies, women soldiers, faux-academic footnotes, and scrumptiously short stories.

In Office: This Season’s Presidential and Political Picks

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A pragmatic political partnership; a moving portrayal of the Washingtons’ devoted relationship; Winik delivers a book of capital historical importance; a significant alliance in America’s founding; an unequaled biography of Henry Kissinger