LJ Reference Reviews: August 1, 2016

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Virus shows the vital role of organisms in our ecosystem; updated Evidence Explained is essential for researchers; students of theology, philosophy, religious studies, and associated subjects will be well served by Alexander Street’s Religion databases.

LJ Fiction Reviews: August 1, 2016

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Boyle and Koryta are at their very best; debuters Benedict, Chang, and Domet will drive demand; Wurster’s comic mystery is a delight; sports-themed romances from Angell, Bowen, & Phillips; plus, sf master Willis delivers a fun, near-future romp; and Roberson’s successful Firewalk will appeal to horror and urban fantasy fans alike

LJ Media Reviews: August 1, 2016

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman has much to say about race, teenage love, and family relationships; Deathgasm and Highway to Hell: Who knew horror could be so entertaining?

August 2016 LibraryReads

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The top ten books librarians across the country can’t put down

Christian Fiction | Best Sellers, July 2016

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Kingsbury, the Brunstetters, Robin Lee Hatcher, and more

Domestic Drama, Ingrid Bergman, Woman in the Dunes, & More | Trailers: What’s New on DVD/Blu-ray, July 1, 2016

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The Affair returns for a second season; Welles’s rendition of Dinesen’s The Immortal Story; Ingrid Bergman in Her Own Words; 1960s Britain; Mother’s Day with Aniston and Roberts

Women’s Rights, Women’s Lives | Video Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Women’s studies and civil rights scholars will find Reflections Unheard essential viewing; the Women of ’69 are a must-have

Wisdom & Scripture, Activism & Faith, Engaging the Work/Life Balance | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Angel opts for tradition with a book of everyday wisdom; Bowler explains Christmas in the Crosshairs; King’s call to action is a welcome addition; a helpful study in self-transformation; Steindl-Rast’s efforts prove a worthy guide

Women on Top: Biographies of Leaders Who Shaped the Course of History

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Readers who enjoy biographies of compelling and powerful women will relish The Huntress; every library must have a copy of First Women; Maggs seeks to shine the spotlight on the Wonder Women who changed history

Levine’s Debut of the Month, Cato, First Novelists Black, Das, & New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, July 1, 2016

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LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS! The 2016 Nebula Awards were presented on May 14 at the Chicago Palmer House Hilton, in what turned out to be a sweep by women authors. Winners included Naomi Novik’s Uprooted (best novel), Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti (best novella), Sarah Pinsker’s “Our Lady of the Open Road” (best novelette), and Alyssa Wong’s “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” (best short story).