Good Morning, Breast Cancer, with Love: Six Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month


A graphic memoir of female growth and independence, breast cancer survivor Lunden, journalist Robach offers up an encouraging story, Dr. Love is the go-to for all matters of the breast, Port’s latest, plus Lucas’s update

Christie’s Poirot Defines an Era, Portraits of Hope and Health Care, plus New Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, December 2014


Poirot: Series 13 marks the end of an era; a look at the lack of research studies and results for recently developed vaccines; a powerful documentary demonstrates how hope can come from tragedy.

Dr. Mütter’s Marvels, Barnosky on Extinction, Dealing with Dementia, & More | Science & Technology Reviews


Written for the general public, Aptowicz’s book will be of great interest to large public libraries; a superior synthesis of recent research from many scientific disciplines; Emlen’s excellent writing will draw in readers intrigued by astonishingly powerful weapons.

Cancer Gene Blues: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Breast cancer is all about the numbers: the infamous one in eight lifetime probability of a diagnosis, the number of lymph nodes removed, gene mutations 1 and 2, risk factor percentages, even how old one should be to start screenings.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads


Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

Lifestyle: Overcoming Obstacles with Runner DeSena, Cooking with Guy Fieri, & More | Nonfiction Previews, May 2014, Pt. 2


Bland, Jeffrey & Dr. Mark Hyman. The Disease Delusion: A Radical New Way To Conquer the Causes of Chronic Illness for a Healthier, Longer, and Happier Life. HarperWave. May 2014. 256p. ISBN 9780062290731. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062290755. HEALTH/FITNESS The founder of Functional Medicine, which aims not to treat symptoms but to look for what causes […]

Science Titles from Jane Goodall, Bernd Heinrich, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2014, Pt. 2


  Denworth, Lydia. I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language. Dutton. Apr. 2014. 368p. ISBN 9780525953791. $26.95. HEALTH/HEARING When her third son was almost two, Denworth was told that he suffered from profound and progressive hearing loss—a shocking revelation, for as a science writer she well understood […]

Lippman, McCall Smith, Minot, Teicholz, Werth | Barbara’s Picks, Feb. 2014, Pt. 3


Lippman, Laura. After I’m Gone. Morrow. Feb. 2014. 352p. ISBN 9780062083395. $26.99. CD: HarperAudio. lrg. prnt. THRILLER Investigating cold cases for some extra cash, retired Baltimore detective Roberto “Sandy” Sanchez looks into the murder 26 years earlier of Julie, once mistress to rich but shady businessman Felix Brewer, who disappeared ten years before Julie’s death. […]

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup: From Mary Beard to Eileen Rockefeller


Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780871407160. $28.95. HISTORY Described by the New York Times as “the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor” in a story about her having stood up to some naysayers who abused her on the Internet, Cambridge scholar […]

Science & Technology Reviews | March 1, 2013


Reviews of Mary Roach’s Gulp, Shelby Smoak’s Bleeder, and Andrew T. Guzman’s Overheated, plus a full list of science and technology reviews from the mar. 1 issue.