Francesca Haig | Debut Spotlight, June 15, 2015

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The first volume in a planned trilogy, Francesca Haig’s debut novel, The Fire Sermon, features a postapocalyptic dystopia in which all people are born as twins—one physically perfect, the other bearing some form of mutation.

Video Grows Up

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SAGE, a company known for print reference works in the social sciences, is this month releasing SAGE Video, a database that will include original material as well as licensed content, all aimed at adults through the postgraduate level.

This Month in Audio News

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Audiobook Narrator Amy Rubinate Launches Ideal Audiobooks As the audiobook industry celebrates June Is Audiobook Month, audiobook narrator Amy Rubinate launches Ideal Audiobooks, which focuses on quality women’s fiction, romance, young adult, and children’s books read by award-winning narrators. Yes Please Audiobook To Be Released on Vinyl HarperAudio will release a special vinyl edition of […]

2014 Nebula Awards/ Take Our Sf Survey

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The Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) announced the winners of the 2014 Nebula Awards, and an inquiring LJ wants to know about your sf/fantasy collections.

Words in Your Mouth | French on Fridays

A misquote, a Swiss book, a good trope.

Faulty Families | Memoir

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There’s not a dud in this batch of brand-new memoirs about families functional and dysfunctional.

E.L. James Announces New 50 Shades Book

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On June 1, 2015, bestselling author E.L. James announced a much-awaited, highly-demanded follow up to her explosive Fifty Shades of Grey novels.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce June Favorites

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Topping this months Library Reads is Eight Hundred Grapes, a romance set in a California Winery. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just readers’ advisory experts or credentialed librarians. Dave, Laura. Eight Hundred Grapes. S. […]

The Things They Carried: History 100(ish) Objects at a Time

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The idea of presenting popular history through objects has really taken off lately, with readers who like a reference browse delighting in books that explore various aspects of our world and its history through…stuff.

Hot Summertime Reads

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Grab an iced tea and one of these genre fiction favorites.