LibraryReads July 2015

Kitchens

It’s not a cookbook! J. Ryan Stradal’s much-buzzed-about novel Kitchens of the Great Midwest is what librarians are kicking back with this month. 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 […]

First Novelists Arlidge, Curry, McPherson, Stewart, Stradal, & Others | Debut Fiction, June 15, 2015

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A fast-paced, terrifying, and impossible to put down novel from Arlidge; Curry’s fascinating glimpse into China; historical fiction fans will delight in Stewart’s eccentric women characters; Liontas’s multigenerational tale is a provocative achievement

An Extraordinary Journey, Inside Military Culture, Teenage Homelessness, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A resounding performance of a strong woman surviving all that life can throw at her; an intimate look at military culture; a moving portrait of teenage homelessness that deserves to be viewed by a very wide audience.

The Return of Doctor Who: Titan Releases Two New Graphic Novels Series Fans Will Love

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Titan Comics has published the first volumes in two new “Doctor Who” series: The Tenth Doctor: Revolutions of Terror and The Eleventh Doctor: After Life

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.