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.

Fast Five with Carol Monda

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Who is your celebrity crush? Tom Waits What was your favorite non-audiobook gig? Promos and film festival tributes for Turner Classic Movies. Do you have any superstitions? The superstitions of delay—it seems best not talk about auditions until I know the outcome, and I don’t read press until a project or show is over. What are […]

Colson Whitehead, Emma Donoghue, & Diana Gabaldon | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction on audio coming out in September 2016

Carol Burnett, Tracy Kidder, & Tom Rinaldi | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Nonfiction

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Nonfiction audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Melissa de la Cruz, Ransom Riggs, & Laini Taylor | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Young Adult

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Young adult audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Jennifer Weiner, Jewell Parker Rhodes, & Richard Peck | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Middle Grade

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Middle grade audiobooks coming out in September 2016

Helen Mirren Reads Beatrix Potter | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Early Elementary

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Audiobooks for K-Gr 3, coming out in September 2016

Writers in Fact and Fiction | Audio in Advance September 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Literary biographies and memoirs, plus fiction featuring a novelist

Law & Disorder: Criminal Justice & Policing | Collection Development, July 1, 2016

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According to a 2015 report, violent crime is about half of what it was in 1991, and property crime is down by over 40 percent. Still, public scrutiny of the system and those who work within it may be at an all-time high. These 31 resources paint an eye-opening picture of our criminal justice system and policing that readers need to see.

LJ Media Reviews: July 1, 2016

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Feel-good fiction from Backman reveals that Britt-Marie Was Here; classics from Criterion will “ride easy” and “turn your blood cold”