Neo-Impressionist Art, A Love Letter to Gatsby, Coco Chanel Bio, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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A beautiful, scholarly, yet accessible book that’s not only a catalog but a pioneering work, So We Read On is bursting with intellectual energy and fun facts, a highly readable biography secures a prominent place among countless books on Chanel

A Personal Jack Reacher, Popular Broadchurch, Ryan’s Jane Ryland Is Back, & Lots Lots More | Fiction Reviews

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Longtime fans of the irresistible “Jack Reacher” series won’t be disappointed, Kelly’s unusual novelization stands on its own, Ryan’s novel packs a powerful punch, and offers a clever mix of mystery, corruption, and romance, a noir offering that escapes the limits of formula fiction.

Lee, McDonough, Parks’s Debut of the Month, Holiday Titles | Christian Fiction Reviews

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Lee builds a dramatic and unforgettable portrait of an intriguing woman, McDonough’s well-rounded, sympathetically drawn characters feel like old friends, Parks’s action-packed and compelling tale of suspense is haunting in its intensity.

Elaine Stritch, Women’s Health, Coney Island History, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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Not a tribute but an excellent warts-and-all revelation of a massive talent and ego, a revolutionary way of doing business and an odyssey of female empowerment, the first eight titles in Kino Lorber’s Studio Classics line make their high-def debuts

STARZ Outlander | RA Crossroads

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With misty rain, the swirl of a kilt, and eye contact that speaks volumes, the STARZ series holds the promise of converting a new set of viewers into devoted Diana Gabaldon fans.

Q&A: Tosca Lee

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Lee, author of The Legend of Sheba: Rise of a Queen, talks to LJ about her latest project, which explores the life of Bilqis, the mysterious ruler who matched wits with King Solomon and who today holds a place in Ethiopian oral tradition and women’s history.

Reading Out Summer | Wyatt’s World

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Get ready for one last reading extravaganza of summer books—from why Almond is Against Football to Penny’s beautifully set Long Way Home to Straub’s wry and delightful Vacationers

Appreciating Ambient | Music Matters

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Ambient is music (or, more accurately, harmonic sound) without any vocals, lyrics, beats, grooves, song structure, or linear movement.

The Audiobookmobile hits the road!

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) has created a custom-wrapped “Audiobookmobile” that will travel to book festivals and libraries in five cities from August 30 to September 27, 2014, giving away prizes and downloads with the aim of introducing the audio format to new listeners. APA president Michele Cobb explains that the “Audiobookmobile seemed like a […]

Moving Reading Beyond the Page | Wyatt’s World

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From inside the walls of Dr. Mütter’s Marvels to a Rendez-vous with Art to Under the Wild Sky

Charles Baxter, Sara Blaedel, Nick Hornby, Reif Larsen, Peter Swanson, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2015, Pt. 4

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Baxter, Charles. There’s Something I Want You To Do. Pantheon. Feb. 2015. 240p. ISBN 9781101870013. $24; ebk. ISBN ISBN 9781101870020. SHORT STORIES A National Book Award nominee for The Feast of Love, Baxter returns with his first story collection in 15 years. Piercingly elegant, as always, the stories are divided into two sections, one embodying […]

Great Book Club Books from Kate Alcott, Tom McCarthy, Tatjana Soli, & More | Fiction Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 4

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Alcott, Kate. A Touch of Stardust. Pantheon. Feb. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9780385539043. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780385539050. CD: Random Audio. HISTORICAL How fun is this? Alcott, author of the New York Times best-selling The Dressmaker, has written a big, sprawling novel about the filming of Gone with the Wind, with a side trip to the boiling-over […]

History (David O. Stewart), Politics (David Axelrod), Self-Help (Ron Lieber), & More | Social Science Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 4

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Axelrod, David. Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Penguin Pr. Feb. 2015. 416p. ISBN 9781594205873. $29.95. CD: Penguin Audio. MEMOIR After eight years as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Axelrod switched lanes to become a political consultant, strategizing for over 150 local, state, and national campaigns. His clients have included Barack Obama, […]

European History, August 2014 | Best Sellers

November 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Everyday Desserts from Greenspan, Pelaez & Silverman’s Passion for Cuban Cooking, & Much More | Cooking Reviews

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Bittman’s latest is fantastic for busy, novice, and noncooks; Greenspan’s new collection is an instant classic; Pelaez and Silverman’s respectful treatment of their subject results in a compelling cookbook that conveys a strong sense of place.

Dog Lovers Gather Round, plus a Take on Menopause, Confronting Pain, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

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A must for those who want to ride western dressage, Travels with Casey is essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers, Howard takes the reader on a romp through the sex lives of animals.

Must-Read American History, Infamous Verdicts, plus Civil War Narratives & More | Social Sciences Reviews

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Baptist has written a book that truly deepens and broadens our understanding of slavery, Acquittal illuminates the arcane process of successful jury selection, essayist Shenk explores the dynamics of creative pairs

Projects with Pop-Ups, Pinterest, Appliqué, Spinning, & More | Crafts & DIY

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Chapin’s guide contains real-world (and often tested) advice on making craft-based businesses successful; pop-ups are popular with all ages; for libraries that lack the titles Black & Decker pulls from, this compilation is a recommended addition

Beethoven, Maeve Binchy, James Brown, plus Triathlon Training & Triumphant Musicals | Arts & Humanities Reviews

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Holland, Tom & Amy Goodson. Swim, Bike, Run—Eat: The Complete Guide to Fueling Your Triathlon. Fair Winds: Quarto. 2014. 192p. photos. index. ISBN 9781592336067. pap. $22.99. SPORTS This book speaks to the importance of proper body fueling during a triathlon and covers four key components: an understanding of basic nutrition, fueling during training and during […]

Forward Pass! Don’t Fumble These 11 Football Titles

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From Beating Goliath and Why Football Matters to What It Takes to win A Nearly Perfect Season

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