Two of Kind: Weird Sister Tales

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Two heartwarming stories about sisters and the challenges they face throughout life; separation from their families and reconciliation with their pasts make both books interesting reads

Explore New and Inspiring Crafts From Sketching to Remodeling

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It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting to dip your toes into the craft world or if you’re looking for a DIY challenge, you can find a variety of projects that are widespread and accessible to all craft/DIY readers

April 2017 LibraryReads

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Spring has officially sprung and with its sunshine and warm weather also comes some fantastic reads. Fall in love with the charactors and relationships that number one bestselling author Elizabeth Strout reveals in her powerful new novel, travel back in time with Julie McElwain and her Heroine Kendra Donovan who will do anything to save […]

Cinema Paradiso, Buster Keaton, and a Slow-Burning Ixcanul | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks

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Tornatore’s beloved classic finally debuts on Blu-ray; this topical “slice of life” drama errs on the side of underplaying but is unexpectedly ­poignant; Bustamante’s slow-­burning drama unfolds at a measured pace; Olmi’s paean to the peasant life, fittingly told in an unflashy style

Newcomer Honeywell, McClellan, North, Robinson, Scalzi, Skovron, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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THE ELEMENTS, whether a personal power or a force of nature, have been mainstays of sf/fantasy writing from the genre’s beginning. How humanity has dealt with these components can be either a bane or boon, focused on creation or destruction. This month’s titles highlight the strengths of such elements in both natural and magical ways.

“Bridging Worlds” with Librarians Pun, Collard, and Parrott

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Raymond Pun, Scott Collard, and Justin Parrott, editors of Bridging Worlds: Emerging Models and Practices of U.S. Academic Libraries Around the Globe discuss the inspiration for their new book, the role of academic libraries in global initiatives, and getting started in an international career.

Past Intrigue: Historical Mysteries | The Reader’s Shelf

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Combining two genres—historical fiction and mystery—these books offer a walk through time and crime, via well-set novels that are abundant in detail, feeling, and clever plots.

Adelia Saunders on Her “Indelible” Debut Novel

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Adelia Saunders’s first novel, Indelible, is the wildly inventive story of Magdalena, a young woman from Lithuania, who sees people’s histories literally written on their skin. Here, the author discusses the book’s unusual plot and her previous careers.

LJ Reference Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Lots of sound information on the social, political, intellectual, and material culture of The World of the American West; an interesting conversation starter on a variety of brain-related topics; Niche Academy’s library-staff training modules will be of widespread value

LJ Media Reviews: April 1, 2017

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Collins’s murder probes get painted The Color of Justice; the promise of more Ava Logan mysteries will be music to the ears of mystery lovers; an excellent chronicle of determination and adherence to personal vision; a jewel heist goes awry in Huston’s restored The Asphalt Jungle