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Oscar Documentaries 2018 | Video Reviews

Another year, another wealth of award-worthy documentaries to consider. A few Netflix-exclusives … [Continue Reading]

A Circus Escapade, Tips for Distance Runners, and More | Books for Dudes

Holy crap, does Books for Dudes start out 2018 with some badass stuff. You’ve got your Mary Beard, … [Continue Reading]

In Pursuit of Lost History: How a Forgotten Doctor Inspired a Novel

Jody Shields, author of The Winter Station (starred review, LJ 11/15/17), found the subject of her … [Continue Reading]

Emotional Rescue Reads | Memoir

Love, escape, education, and family are the themes throughout this month’s memoirs. These subjects … [Continue Reading]

LJ Media | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Below is a list of Audio and Video titles to be reviewed in the March 1, 2018, issue of Library … [Continue Reading]

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, March 1, 2018

Below is a list of Erotica, Fiction, and Mystery titles to be reviewed in the March 1, 2018, issue … [Continue Reading]

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More Power Debut Novels | Fiction Previews, Aug. 2018

  English, Talley. Horse. Knopf. Aug. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781101874332. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101874349. Downloadable. LITERARY/COMING OF AGE When her father abandons the family, leaving behind heartbreak and chaos, Teagan steadies herself by working hard to train Ian—that is, Obsidian, her father’s head-tossingly, fiercely beautiful, stubbornly independent-minded horse. By all accounts, not your average girl-with-horse […]

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.

In Pursuit of Lost History: How a Forgotten Doctor Inspired a Novel

Jody Shields, author of The Winter Station, found the subject of her new novel after she stumbled across a reference to a Russian doctor’s memoir of the 1910–11 Manchurian plague in a medical journal. Both the doctor and the epidemic, which killed 60,000 people, had been lost to history.

Social Sciences, February 2018 | Best Sellers

March 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

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Culinary Crossroads | Wyatt’s World

The metaphor that America is a melting pot is made concrete in its layered and various foodways. Here are five books that prove this point.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers land and On Chesil Beach get its trailer.

Oscar Documentaries 2018 | Video Reviews

Another year, another wealth of award-worthy documentaries to consider. A few Netflix-exclusives were unavailable for preview, but we’ve got two features and a short film that seem perfect for most library video collections. Weigh in with your thoughts, and see which way the academy goes when the ceremony airs on Sunday, March 4

E-Originals from Fernando, Patrick, and Sebastian | Xpress Reviews

A perfect novella fare for on-the-go readers who can devour these in an afternoon or evening; a sweet and satisfying ending to the “MacDermott Brothers” series; another original read full of hints that the story of Alistair and Robin is not over yet. What will she wear?

Sarah Jessica Parker Sends a Book Soaring & Nebula Finalists | Book Pulse

Sarah Jessica Parker features Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and the finalist lists for both the Nebula Awards and the L.A. Times Book Prize are announced.

Graphic Novels from Fernandez, Furmark, and Mardon | Xpress Reviews

Tales is more than just another trip through Arabian nights and days; for anyone interested late 20th-century European politics and life, particularly in Sweden; readers interested in France’s Greatest Generation or family narratives will appreciate it

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Collection Development

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers land and On Chesil Beach get its trailer.

Sarah Jessica Parker Sends a Book Soaring & Nebula Finalists | Book Pulse

Sarah Jessica Parker features Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and the finalist lists for both the Nebula Awards and the L.A. Times Book Prize are announced.

PEN Award Winners and a Recommendation from Stephen King | Book Pulse

Layli Long Soldier takes home the biggest PEN Award for her debut collection of poetry, Whereas. Stephen King recommends The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

Joe Hill on Vinyl | Book Pulse

Audio-only on vinyl, book worlds moving to VR, and role-playing games point to the new ways stories are being told. In the NYT Mario Vargas Llosa gets much attention.

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

James Patterson and Candice Fox leads holds this week with Fifty Fifty and ABC lands the first James Comey book interview. Mozart in the Jungle,Black Panther, and and White Houses by Amy Bloom get media buzz.

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Readers’ Advisory

Culinary Crossroads | Wyatt’s World

The metaphor that America is a melting pot is made concrete in its layered and various foodways. Here are five books that prove this point.

New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

The new bestsellers land and On Chesil Beach get its trailer.

Sarah Jessica Parker Sends a Book Soaring & Nebula Finalists | Book Pulse

Sarah Jessica Parker features Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney and the finalist lists for both the Nebula Awards and the L.A. Times Book Prize are announced.

PEN Award Winners and a Recommendation from Stephen King | Book Pulse

Layli Long Soldier takes home the biggest PEN Award for her debut collection of poetry, Whereas. Stephen King recommends The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor.

Joe Hill on Vinyl | Book Pulse

Audio-only on vinyl, book worlds moving to VR, and role-playing games point to the new ways stories are being told. In the NYT Mario Vargas Llosa gets much attention.

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