Home & Away | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal staffers discuss homey reads and beyond; an Aussie author comes to visit NYC.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, March 2015

The Girl on the Train is riding atop the list; the autobiography of Pioneer Girl Laura Ingalls Wilder stakes its claim

Asian Film Online | Reference eReviews, March 15, 2015

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Asian Film Online: Volume 1 is a streaming video collection of nearly 690 feature films, documentaries, animations, and shorts selected by film scholars and critics.

Spring Best Debuts: First Novels

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There are so many first novels to choose from, especially in spring, when publishers are busy promoting their up-and-coming writers. Here are the books that are getting the most play among people in the know.

Q&A: Judith Claire Mitchell

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In A Reunion of Ghosts, Judith Claire Mitchell has written a darkly humorous and poignant study of a very odd family haunted by what they believe to be their cursed past.

Q&A: Robin Rinaldi

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LJ talks to the author of The Wild Oats Project to find out how the experiment worked out—and if she’d do it all over again.

F1000’s Vitek Tracz: Redefining Scientific Communication

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Tracz, a scientific publishing pioneer and founder of F1000 and previously of BioMed Central and Current Opinions journals discusses the upcoming launch of a comprehensive workspace for scientists.

Fiction from Alcott, Jin, and Liss | Audiobook Reviews, March 15, 2015

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An essential new recording of Alcott’s time-honored novel; Jin is highly recommended for lovers of cerebral spy fiction and literary fiction; Liss’s latest will add a welcome touch of class to any audio collection.

Fashion Is Our Passion: Design Titles Fit for All Collections

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For anyone who collects, wears, or is interested in vintage fashion; a brief historical overview of the interplay of fashion and dance; museums as collectors and exhibitors of fashion; the American and French fashion industries.

Q&A: Gwendolyn Womack | Debut Spotlight

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From the start, Womack’s The Memory Painter grabs the reader with images of half-remembered lives, confused and frightened characters struggling to stay sane, and portents of danger.