Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Karr, & Chrissie Hynde | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Nonfiction

51SN+zRbtSL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200___1436989854_39226

Armstrong, Karen. St. Paul: The Apostle We Love To Hate. Brilliance. ISBN 9781501247804. Reader TBA. St. Paul is known throughout the world as the first Christian writer, authoring 14 of the 27 books in the New Testament. But as Armstrong (Fields of Blood) demonstrates, he also exerted a more significant influence on the spread of Christianity throughout the […]

Memoirs from Mindy Kaling, Ruth Reichl, & the Bloggess | Audio in Advance September 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks

9780062238467__1436981188_58040

Hirshman, Linda. Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504648806. Reader TBA. The relationship between Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg—Republican and Democrat, Christian and Jew, Western rancher’s daughter and Brooklyn girl—transcends party, religion, region, and culture. Strengthened by […]

Inspiration for Entrepreneurs, North Korea Memoir, plus Le Guin and Karr on Writing, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, July 2015

starsbetweensun7815

Potential entrepreneurs will find stories From the Other Side encouraging; an emotional and engrossing memoir from Jang; Karr instructs and inspires through example; Le Guin offers a must-read for writers of fiction

Best-Selling Bohjalian, First Novelists Betancourt & Yapa, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2016, Pt. 1

BALES

Bales, Kevin. Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World. Spiegel & Grau. Jan. 2016. 304p. ISBN 9780812995763. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780812995770. SOCIAL SCIENCE Cofounder and past president of Free the Slaves whose crusading has led to his speaking before organizations from the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to the […]

Nomads, Dolphins, & America’s Deadliest Natural Disaster | Audio in Advance August 2015 | Nonfiction

91vCLLmNCTL

Ananthaswamy, Anil. The Man Who Wasn’t There: Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self. Books on Tape. ISBN 9781101914939. Read by Rene Ruiz. In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, this book offers a tour of the latest neuroscience of schizophrenia, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, ecstatic epilepsy, Cotard’s syndrome, out-of-body experiences, and other disorders. Ananthaswamy […]

The Born Frees, Future of Democracy, North Korea Memoirs, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, June 1, 2015

bornfrees6915

Burge’s incredible and inspiring account belongs in every library; students of American democracy, government officials, and young citizens should read Running from Office; Aldrich takes us inside the Little Free Library movement

Moore on Essay Writing, Nagasaki History, Memoir from Teege, Library Innovation Toolkit | Social Sciences Reviews, May 15, 2015

dearmisteressay51915

Moore’s Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy stands alone, Southard presents one of the definitive histories of the end of World War II, Teege’s account is an important addition to narratives written by descendants of war criminals

Cocaine, Creativity, & Life on Mars | Audio in Advance July 2015 | Nonfiction

51wH0ePqwJL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_

Braestrup, Kate. Anchor and Flares: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hope, and Service. Blackstone. ISBN 9781478933953. Read by the author. When her eldest son joins the Marines, Braestrap is at a crossroads: can she reconcile her desire to protect her children with her family’s legacy of service? Can parents balance the joy of a child’s independence with […]

History of Palimpsest, Researching Modern Families, Designing Creative Schools, plus Pro Media & More | Social Sciences Reviews, May 1, 2015

palimpsest5515

Battles takes on the ambitious task of analyzing the history of the written word; ­Golombok gives readers solid evidence and data covering every kind of “new” family; Robinson outlines his vision of schooling; Otis investigates the history of New York Fire Department

The “New” University, Life of Indra Nevi, Political Power of Music, Plus Pro Media, Paris Memoirs | Social Sciences Reviews, April 15, 2015

bibliotech42215

An extensively investigated explanation of the strengths and limitations of contemporary higher ed, the so-called “first lady of yoga,” moving true stories with the historical backdrop of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Palfrey leads libraries into the future.