Dad Jokes, Chainsaws, Cystic Fibrosis, and Iowa | Memoir Short Takes

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Whether its a labor of love, a labor in the dirt, farm labor, or a complete lack of labor, these memoirists can never claim that their time was spent idly.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, February 15, 2013

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Globetrotting travel, a very personal look at the U.S. health-care system, helping your teens, women’s evolutionary biology, the truth behind online dating, and theater pieces that deserve a wide audience

Facing What No Child Should: Titles on Bereavement

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As President Obama said, the tragedy in Newtown, CT, last week broke our hearts. As a parent, it’s my job to not only deal with my sorrow and bewilderment but figure out what, if anything, to tell my children. For your patrons who are struggling with the same questions—or if you’re tackling them yourself—our parenting […]

Parenting Reviews | November 15, 2012

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Reviews of Edward A. Bell’s A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Medicines, Meg Cox’s The Book of New Family Traditions, and Mei-Ling Hopgood’s How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm, plus a full list of parenting reviews from the Nov. 15 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Apr. 2013, Pt. 3: Aciman, Margulis, Roach, Tremain, Wolitzer

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  Aciman, André. Harvard Square. Norton. Apr. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780393088601. $25.95. LITERARY FICTION From vivid, scalding Alexandria (Out of Egypt: A Memoir) to the sensuous Italian Riviera (Call Me by Your Name) to snow-crusted Manhattan during Christmas (Eight White Nights), Aciman has transported us far and wide in his acutely observed works, whether fiction […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts

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Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]

Parenting and Teaching Children with Autism

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by Terry Lamperski, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh, and Lisa M. Jordan, Johnson Cty. Lib., KS Belli, Brita. The Autism Puzzle: Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Toxins and Rising Autism Rates. Seven Stories. 2012. 208p. index. ISBN 9781609803919. $23.95.            PSYCH Freelance journalist Belli looks beyond the autism and vaccine controversy to examine how new information […]

Parenting Short Takes: Performances, Purees, and Price Points

Encouraging Your Child's Imagination

Parenting Short Takes: Performances, Purees, and Price Points

Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

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Memoir Short Takes: Stories Broad and Narrow

You Can Go Home Again: The Extended Family | Collection Development

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You Can Go Home Again: The Extended Family | Collection Development

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