Thomas’s Debut of the Month, Carlisle, Freed, Heald, plus New Series Lineup & More | Mystery Reviews, July 1, 2016

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This month’s offerings include releases from new imprints Crooked Lane Books, Yucca, and ­Imagination Fury Arts. In addition, stalwarts such as Poisoned Pen Press are providing more content in multiple formats, from large print and audio to digital.

Free Resources for an Informed Electorate | Reference eReviews, July 1, 2016

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For librarians staffing reference desks from now until November, this list of free, easy-to-navigate, and frequently updated websites, is ideal for keeping on hand and at the ready.

Lean/Coward’s “Brief Encounter,” Frankenheimer’s Manchurian Candidate, an Oscar-Nominated “Bedouin Western,” & More | Fast Scans, July 1, 2016

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David Lean collaborates with playwright Noel Coward to produce a heartbreaking drama; I, Anna, a seductive film noir; Oscar-nominated Angela Lansbury radiates chills in The Manchurian Candidate; an exciting disaster flick, well grounded in reality

Relationship Building, Joyful Living, a Literary Recovery, & More | Self-Help Reviews, July 1, 2016

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ENCOURAGEMENT IS THE THEME of this month’s column, whether you just need some direction in life, are in recovery, or are determined to choose the right kind of love this time around.

Politics & Elections Resources | Reference eReviews, July 1, 2016

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WITH ELECTION SEASON IN FULL SWING, LJ revisits previously reviewed and noteworthy resources, mostly subscription databases, covering politics and elections.

The Year in Music (So Far) | Music Matters, July 1, 2016

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Though we’ve lost far too many musical icons this year already, 2016 has also been an amazing year for new music.

Blake Crouch | LibraryReads Author, July 1, 2016

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In Blake Crouch’s fantastically conceived yet utterly persuasive Dark Matter, contented family man Jason Dessen is walking home from a friend’s celebratory bar meet-up when he’s abducted. He awakens in a laboratory where everyone reveres him, yet things are decidedly off

Buccellato & Co., Knisley, Kverneland, Pinis, & More | Graphic Novel Reviews, July 1, 2016

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Injustice is very entertaining for DC fans; Munch delivers a real treat for older teens and adults interested in modern art; Rokudenashiko’s outside-the-box story will fascinate adults interested in censorship, feminism, and their own bodies

Q&A: Camille Perri | Debut Spotlight, July 1, 2016

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Camille Perri’s lighthearted first novel speaks directly—and with a pointed dose of cheek—to the increasing student debt burden on millennials. Here the author discusses her writing process and her thoughts on the current economic and political climate.

Clayton, d’Abo, Dryden, with Series Enders from Parker, Rock | Erotica Reviews, July 1, 2016

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AS SUMMER HITS HIGH GEAR, these steamy titles embrace characters shaking it up, letting it out, and stepping beyond their comfort zone.