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

Einstein and Friends: 100 Years of the General Theory of Relativity and Other Breakthroughs

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This centenary year of the publication of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity sees many books about the scientist and his achievements. Listed here are such titles along with forthcoming and recent works on other scientific breakthroughs.

Good Morning, Breast Cancer, with Love: Six Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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A graphic memoir of female growth and independence, breast cancer survivor Lunden, journalist Robach offers up an encouraging story, Dr. Love is the go-to for all matters of the breast, Port’s latest, plus Lucas’s update

Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015

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New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

Standout Fall Fiction Debuts | LJ Reviews

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A fresh voice and broadened scope to the Holmes canon; a must-read for fans and denizens of the Big Easy; a darkly comic debut about love and families; DeCarlo combines suspense and heartache; laughter, tears, and just plain fun from Noblin

Jock Jams | Memoir

Strong Is the New Sexy

The memoirs this month had me sweating vicariously as the authors portaged canoes, did planks in their living rooms, and hiked cross-country.

LibraryReads September 2015

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Some familiar names—Lee Child, Jonathan Evison, Jenny Lawson—have made this month’s LibraryReads, the list of what librarians are reading and loving lately. Happily, though, top of the list this time is a debut, Melissa DeCarlo’s The Art of Crash Landing. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No […]

Writer’s Digest: Self-published Authors Hear from Experts

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The recent Writer’s Digest conference, held July 31–Aug. 2 in New York City, gathered self-published author together to learn from various experts in the industry. Below are some highlights from the show.

Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas | LJ Review

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Thomas, Evan. Being Nixon: A Man Divided. Random. 2015. 640p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812995367. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780812995374. BIOG For better or worse, argues Thomas (Ike’s Bluff) in this fascinating and impressively researched biography, President ­Richard Nixon (1913–94) was motivated by fears and insecurities that created a drive to succeed, which resulted in […]

Promoting Patrick Modiano & More

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Last week was one of those fun weeks clarifying why I put up with late nights and relentless deadlines at Library Journal. Not only did I get to rush out a review of four books by Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano (embracing six novels altogether, with one volume representing “The Occupation Trilogy”), but I also […]