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Exploring a Rapidly Expanding Podcast Universe | Discovery & Advisory

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CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES It’s no wonder decision fatigue runs rampant, as parents today face both … [Continue Reading]

LJ Talks to First Novelist Aja Gabel | LibraryReads Author Spotlight

Imperious Jana, empathetic Brit, golden-boy Henry, and pugnacious Daniel: in Aja Gabel’s The … [Continue Reading]

Graphic Novels | Best Sellers, May 2018

This list includes titles most in demand by libraries and bookstores nationwide from Baker & … [Continue Reading]

The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017

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History, Biography, Memoir, Religion | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Nov. 2018

Anderson, Jon Lee (text) & José Hernández (illus.). Che: A Revolutionary Life. Penguin Pr. Nov. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780735221772. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780525560920. GN/BIOGRAPHY New Yorker staffer Anderson has written frequently about Latin America, His reporting facilitated the discovery of Che’s skeletal remains three decades after they were secretly buried in Bolivia, and he’s also […]

Zadie Smith & Nassim Nicholas Taleb | February Nonfiction on Audio

A new essay collection from Zadie Smith, Patti Smith on why she writes, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb on accepting risks in everyday life.

LJ Talks to First Novelist Aja Gabel | LibraryReads Author Spotlight

Gabel’s thoroughly absorbing debut clarifies the special intimacy that’s inevitably a part of playing in a string quartet, but it goes a step further. As Gabel noted in a phone conversation with LJ, “This setup is ripe for plumbing human ­relationships.”

Psychology, May 2018 | Best Sellers

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Ready-To-Wear & Ready-To-Read: Fashion Books Are Always in Style

Highly recommended for anyone curious about this pioneering designer and the history of American fashion; striking color images of clothing as well as vintage film stills and street photography complement this intriguing read; thoughtfully juxtaposed layouts, brief, pithy descriptions, and a reasonable price make these little black books essential

Richard Peck Has Died | Book Pulse

Remembering Richard Peck, Mary Gordon’s ten favorite books, and Michelle Obama reveals the cover of her upcoming memoir

June 2018 LibraryReads

Step into summer with some wonderful new books for June’s LibraryReads. Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier will leave readers speechless with her riveting characters and gasp-inducing twists; New York Times bestselling author Emily Griffin shows us one woman’s struggle between her family and her deepest secrets; and finally, ride along on a heartbreaking yet beautiful […]

Graphic Novels: Kominsky-Crumb, a Mythology Collection, and Debuter Birthday | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for anyone looking for a quick, easy set of gags in a webcomic style; highly recommended for all mature fans of cartooning—especially of the confessional variety; a beautifully illustrated and highly enjoyable read for mythology and sf fans

Fiction from Adcock, Alger, Arvin, Cargill, La Plante, McCafferty, & Wiggs, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

This leisurely paced second novel that is bound to attract readers of feminist sf mysteries; highly recommended for fans of fast-paced thrillers in the tradition of John Grisham; this somewhat facile work will entertain fans of dark humor; a sharply observant literary debut novel; more than enough thrills to satisfy any crime novel enthusiast; fans of C.J. Box and Craig Johnson will relish this page-turner; recommended for readers of contemporary romance

E-Originals from Ankrum, Jump, and Lovelace | Xpress Reviews

This touching military love story revolves around the magic of coincidence; first in the series, readers will want to revisit Paradise Key in the upcoming installments; readers will savor the latest installment in the series, especially those who enjoy a little suspense

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Richard Peck Has Died | Book Pulse

Remembering Richard Peck, Mary Gordon’s ten favorite books, and Michelle Obama reveals the cover of her upcoming memoir

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers arrive, as do plenty of new summer reading picks. More appreciations for Philip Roth are out, including reading guides. Tana French announces her new book and George R.R. Martin has another film project in the works.

Philip Roth Has Died | Book Pulse

Philip Roth has died. Olga Tokarczuk wins the Man Booker International Prize for Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. Reese Witherspoon starts an audio bookclub with Audible. John Grisham announces his newest book, The Reckoning.

Bill Gates’s Summer Reading Picks | Book Pulse

Bill Gates issues his summer reading list (with dogs). Stephen King gets even more reviews. The Christian Science Monitor writes about diversity in the fantasy genre. The Man Booker International Prize will be announced today and PBS’s The Great American Read begins tonight.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

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Richard Peck Has Died | Book Pulse

Remembering Richard Peck, Mary Gordon’s ten favorite books, and Michelle Obama reveals the cover of her upcoming memoir

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers arrive, as do plenty of new summer reading picks. More appreciations for Philip Roth are out, including reading guides. Tana French announces her new book and George R.R. Martin has another film project in the works.

Philip Roth Has Died | Book Pulse

Philip Roth has died. Olga Tokarczuk wins the Man Booker International Prize for Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. Reese Witherspoon starts an audio bookclub with Audible. John Grisham announces his newest book, The Reckoning.

Bill Gates’s Summer Reading Picks | Book Pulse

Bill Gates issues his summer reading list (with dogs). Stephen King gets even more reviews. The Christian Science Monitor writes about diversity in the fantasy genre. The Man Booker International Prize will be announced today and PBS’s The Great American Read begins tonight.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

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