Coen Bros. Blood Simple, Cap America, Pelé, Valley of the Dolls | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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All the Way, From Afar, Night Train to Munich

Wurster’s Debut of the Month, Beaumont, Cameron, Miller, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2016

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Aficionados of comic mysteries will delight in Wurster’s laconic, humorous prose; a traditional English country house mystery mixes a bit of ­supernatural horror and suspense; adventurous readers are in for a hair-raising thrill ride

Imagined Multiverses | Genre Spotlight: SF/Fantasy

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Rather than base their work on the world as it is, speculative fiction authors are free to imagine any sort of society in our future.

Stories of Families | SF/Fantasy Reviews, August 2016

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Debuter Wagers’s fast-paced, twisty space opera; Neill continues to prove she is adept at worldbuilding and nonstop action; Roberson’s series launch will appeal to any thriller fan; gripping and occasionally brutal, Shaw’s survival story highlights both the best and worst in humanity

Native American History, Global Meals, the Middle East, U.S. Presidencies | Reference Short Takes, August 2016

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A thoughtful, inspiring compendium for Native American studies collections; a tasty roundup of global meal rituals; a sobering, authoritative briefing on a “zone of turmoil”; a timely update dedicated to the concept of modern presidency

Twentieth Century Religious Thought, Vols. I & II | Reference eReviews, August 2016

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An extensive library of seminal works in modern Christian thought; carefully curated material representative of thinkers across the Muslim community (including both non-Western and Western perspectives)

It’s All About the Game | Romance Reviews, August 2016

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For the love of the game, or, for the game of love—sports-themed romance from Angell, Bowen, Kern, Phillips, and Scott, plus stars for Bradley, Byrne, Dodd, and MacLean, whose stories captivate from beginning to end.

Professional Media | Social Science Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Three titles that make for essential reading for beginning and veteran library professionals

Fowl Treatment | Science & Technology Reviews, August 1, 2016

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Two titles detailing how the chicken has become one of the staples of the American diet, succeeding beef as the protein of choice for millions across the nation, and the pros and cons of the animal production industry.

A Running Start | The Reader’s Shelf, August 1, 2016

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Running competitions are the most elemental of Olympic events, with a pedigree dating back to the Classical Games and ­Pheidippides’s legendary trek from Marathon to Athens. Readers seeking to immerse themselves in the lore and feel of the sport have a wealth of titles to choose from that will sweep them up into Rudyard Kipling’s “unforgiving minute” filled “with sixty seconds of distance run.”