Laura Dave | LibraryReads Author, June 15, 2015

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

Gertrude Bell of Arabia, Richard III, Tahrir Square 2011, Gaming Theory, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Excerpts from Bell’s more than 16,000 letters and eight books; a series of daring personal essays on the current state of video game culture and the industry it came from; Patience & Fortitude at the New York Public Library

Local Eats, Icy Treats, Meatless Mains, & Barbeque Favorites | Cooking Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Foolproof classic fare for potlucks, picnics, tailgates, and other occasions; readers will undoubtedly emerge better cooks after trying López-Alt’s perfected recipes; an unlikely Meatless in Cowtown will satisfy vegetarians

Women Farmers, Wonders of Evolution, Mass Surveillance, Cancer Survival Strategies | Science & Technology Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A comprehensive volume on farming for women, Schneier’s readable yet chilling book about the dangers of the ubiquitous mass surveillance, an inspiring compilation for anyone struggling with cancer, a heart-lifting self-help story

Sharks, Baseball, Sweet Treats, and Speeches | Reference Reviews, June 15, 2015

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A Pocket Guide to Sharks is ideal for scholars, professionals, and enthusiasts; Leventhal succeeds in relating an expansive account of baseball; readers will delight in this reference that serves any kitchen, chef, patisserie, or person with a sweet tooth

Graphic Clay, Concrete Gardens, English Paper Piecing, Boutique Bags, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Smith and Snyder take concrete projects to a new high; Gilleland’s guide is essential for quilters of English paper piecing; animal lovers will enjoy Muir and Osborne’s quirky knitted pets; Verroca’s thoughtful re-creations of antique quilts

Kayne West, Biespiel’s Poetry, Literary Detectives, Buddhism for Couples | Arts & Humanities Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Beaumont’s in-depth depiction of West; Stavan’s joyous insight on Quixote; Goleman’s inspirational call to train our minds and hearts; Dundas’s enthusiasm is contagious; Ward’s accessible Lost Detective

Hall, Littlefield, Mario, Fenton & Steinke, Urquhart | Fiction Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Hall moves at a fast pace but goes in-depth with each character’s moving struggle to be heard; Mario forms an action-packed emotional movement; readers will marvel at Urquhart’s poetic, almost ethereal writing

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

Mars: The Re(a)d Planet | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2015

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Sf writers and their fans have been drawn to the Red Planet for decades. Here are some of the best intergalactic adventures published between 1950 and 2014.