Sports, July 2014 | Best Sellers

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From The Boys in the Boat to Why Soccer Matters to The Magnificent Masters

Graphic Novels from Brubaker & Co., Ricard, and Wood | Xpress Reviews

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Brubaker’s latest is complete with gadgetry, exotic locales, and mysterious characters; Ricard’s tale falls flat; Wood’s technical weaknesses overwhelm her expressive style

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, August 2014

The Goldfinch is pure gold at No. 1; money talks in nonfiction, too, with Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, June 2014

The Goldfinch is nesting comfortably at No. 1, with seven new novels joining the flock. Flash Boys is no flash in the pan; it’s on top again

World War II Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Five titles for World War II history readers; from The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl to The Dog Who Could Fly to Neptune

Cornwell, Greenberg, Harrison, Leovy, Simsion | Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2015, Pt. 4

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Cornwell, Bernard. The Empty Throne. Harper. Jan. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780062250711. $27.99. HISTORICAL FICTION It’s hard going for Uhtred in this eighth entry in the popular “Saxon Tales” series by New York Times best-selling author Cornwell. First, to heal from wounds he has received in battle, he must find the sword that did the damage. […]

Fiction from Best-Selling Authors Krentz, Itani, Neuhaus, Woods, & More | Fiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 4

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Banks, Maya. In His Keeping. Morrow. Jan. 2015. 256p. ISBN 9780062312488. pap. $14.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062312495. ROMANCE A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author with 1.4 million copies of her “Breathless” trilogy out there in this country alone, Banks seems to be leaving behind mass market for the trade paperback format. Arial, dumped […]

On Vacation: Books for Summer Reading | The Reader’s Shelf

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Here are six ways to envision summer; from The Vacationers to The Miniaturist

Beranbaum’s Baking Bible, Bittman’s VB6, Shumski’s Waffles, & More | Cooking Reviews

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Beranbaum bridges the gap between popular home baking collections and professional texts, Bittman’s latest will coax readers toward a healthier lifestyle, Shumski’s unconventional cooking method isn’t gourmet, but it’s a lot of fun

The LGBT Experience | Reference eReviews & E-Short Takes

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Librarians Connolly and Golderman examine the resources that deliver—via text and film—archival history, scholarly research, and popular thought relating to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) experience in all its variations.

Science and Jewish History, Everything To Know About Making Bread, Evolutionary Biology, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

A Chosen Calling

Efron discusses the profound influence of Jews on 20th-century science, Fromartz displays his exhaustive knowledge of the craft, history, and culture of bread making, nonspecialists will appreciate this sweeping panorama of ancient life

How To Get Unstuck, Dry Your Own Food, Weave, Mend, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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Creative Block is an ideal resource for any type of visually creative person working in any medium, Marrone covers drying your own food in painstaking detail, one of weaving’s greats imparts knowledge to a wider audience

Premodern Sea Travel, Marriage Equality, Casey on Fiction, & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Barrie takes readers on a tour of the history of maritime navigation; a timely account of the legal struggles to attain fundamental rights; Casey’s guide belongs on every writer’s shelf; how university libraries have created new services

Q&A: Kim Werker, Author of Make It Mighty Ugly

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Kim Werker talks to LJ about her goals for the Mighty Ugly project

Hollywood History, Comedy Writers on Humor, Creative Crafting, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Foodies and celebrity watchers alike will be delighted by this walk through Hollywood drinking history, Sack’s collection is full of great moments, Werker provides a look at the internal voices that keep people from expressing their creativity

Religion, July 2014: Best Sellers

November 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Lots of Debuts, Spies, Literary Suspense, & More | Fiction Reviews

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Bertino’s assured tale of music, mourning, and off-kilter romance entrances with its extraordinarily inventive language, Hurwitz has crafted another satisfying thriller, Carroll offers a fresh look at a scandalous chapter of history

A Raunchy Period Tale, Intense Zombies, Steamy Stories for Women | Erotica Reviews

Mastering the Marquess

A quick, quality read for bondage fans; a well-paced period tale; a fast-paced dystopian tale with equally intense sex scenes; a fantastic collection of distinct voices and a beautifully wide array of identities, pairings, and fetishes

Eric Foner, Seth Grahame-Smith, Edith Pearlman, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2015, Pt. 3

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Cohen, Roger. The Girl from Human Street: Ghosts of Memory in a Jewish Family. Knopf. Jan. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780307594662. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385353137. MEMOIR New York Times columnist Cohen, honored by the Overseas Press Club for his work as the paper’s Balkans bureau chief during the Bosnian War and in charge of the Pulitzer […]

Award-Winning Novelists from Rachel Cusk to Yu Hua | Fiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 3

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Crummey, Michael. Sweetland. Liveright: Norton. Jan. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9780871407900. $24.95. LITERARY Winner of the Commonwealth Prize for Canada for his most recent work, Galore, Crummey sets his new work on an isolated Canadian island—so isolated, in fact, that the government has offered to resettle folks from the island’s one town, the ever-diminishing Sweetland, provided […]

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