Health Resources | Reference eReviews, July 2015

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In this column, we examine resources that make information accessible to medical researchers, academics, students, and the educated health-care consumer using a balanced dose of multimedia along with popular and peer-reviewed literature.

Finding Closure: The End of a Series | In the Bookroom

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It was with excitement and some dismay that I read the final installments of a pair of long-running historical series: Willig’s Pink Carnation and Long’s Pennyroyal Green

Katrina, Ten Years On

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A haunting yet powerful photography collection from Spielman; a gripping read of the hurricane’s emotional and personal impact; Rivlin’s recommended blow-by-blow account of the months and years after Katrina

J. Ryan Stradal | LibraryReads Author, July 2015

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Interview with No. 1 vote getter J. Ryan Stradal

Q&A: Anna Freeman | Debut Spotlight, July 2015

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A nuanced portrayal of class and gender equality that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages, Anna Freeman’s The Fair Fight proves an outstanding debut.

Book Shelving: Check It Out | Behind the Book, July 2015

From bookshelves to book carts: (l.) volunteer Viets returns items to their proper place at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (r.) the author (in red) joins Windsor Branch P.L. staff in Barnhart, MO, with the library cart pimped out like the cover of Checked Out

“Volunteering at a library is rewarding. It was a thrill to see my mysteries on the library shelves…. It was fun to recommend my favorite writers, if a patron asked for help. If they liked my suggestions, I felt like a successful matchmaker.”

On the Beach, in the Kitchen, on Death Row | What We’re Reading

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The WWR skeleton crew discusses the contents of their beach bags and backpacks. This week we won’t need a bigger boat…

Will the Real Christian Grey, Please Stand Up? | Beyond Fifty Shades

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EL James does Grey one better with her new tale from Christian’s perspective

Laura Dave | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2015

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Interview with No. 1 vote getter Laura Dave, author of Eight Hundred Grapes

Listening Trip: Audiobooks Set in San Francisco | Wyatt’s World

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Wrapping up audiobook month are selections for road, train, and plane warriors heading off to the American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in San Francisco, each title well set in the foggy and hilly city.