A Case for Poirot: On Tackling Agatha Christie’s Most Perfect Creation

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Sophie Hannah on her new novel The Monogram Murders, starring Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot.

Anniversaries, Desserts, White Trash, Texas Noir | Classic Returns

The Glass of Fashion

This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.

Cancer Gene Blues: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer is all about the numbers: the infamous one in eight lifetime probability of a diagnosis, the number of lymph nodes removed, gene mutations 1 and 2, risk factor percentages, even how old one should be to start screenings.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

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Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

Editors’ Fall Picks

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For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

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Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

Chelsea Cain | LibraryReads Authors

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Q&A with LibraryReads top vote getter Chelsea Cain, author of One Kick

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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“When I think about what librarians have done for me over the years—provided a space, kept it neat and attractive, filled it with books and technology and opportunities for growth—I realize that what they were really doing was providing a home for me by another name.”

What’s the Best Database of 2014?

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ARTstor and JSTOR. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Credo Reference. What do all these resources have in common? They’ve been named Best Database by LJ readers over the past three years. It’s time to pick the 2014 winner, and we want to hear from you! The winner will top the list of our popular “Best Databases” […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce September Favorites

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One of my favorite recent books tops the list of what librarians are reading this month. See my interview with Caitlin Doughty in the September 15 issue of LJ. 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 […]

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