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RBG's Literary Legacy; Bookish Emmys | Book Pulse

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Rage

Similar to Woodward’s previous book, Fear, only purchase for initial demand.
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Orphan of the Moon: Notebook of a Girl in a Moscow Station

Libin’s lyrical, short prose poems are consistently bleak and sometimes maddeningly vague, but she occasionally hits on an evocative image that transports readers straight to the frigid midnight streets of Moscow. The book’s design will appeal to fans of zines and other DIY literature, making it a good fit for edgier, experimental adult collections.
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The Intimacies of Conflict: Cultural Memory and the Korean War

Highly recommended for scholars interested in the Korean War from a cultural memory perspective. Readers seeking a more descriptive account of the conflict itself should consider Sheila Miyoshi Jager’s Brothers at War.
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Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850

Lampert offers a fascinating glimpse into the complicated history of 19th-century theater and the role of female performers in changing the dynamic of women’s place in society. For libraries with large gender studies and performing arts collections.
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The Iron Sea: How the Allies Hunted and Destroyed Hitler’s Warships

Overall, an engaging history recommended for all U.S. history and World War II collections.
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Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond

A pleasant memoir that offers an inside look at the history of folk and country rock from one of its founders.
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The Big She-Bang: The Herstory of the Universe According to God the Mother

A perfectly imperfect read for a moment of existential reckoning with masculine conceptions of spirituality, this book gleefully reminds us how much feminine energy lies bubbling underneath patriarchal systems, barely concealed, and nearly ready to burst free.
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Is This Anything?

Despite the self-deprecating title, Seinfeld has assembled his greatest hits. Readers will delight in seeing how he mined a shifting landscape of inane commercial products, societal norms, and myriad pet peeves for laughs. Just don’t expect him to reveal how all this magic works.
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Everything Is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We’re Doing Here

A sincere but not particularly compelling effort.
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Who Will Be a Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance

For church leaders and congregants interested in the intersection of social justice issues, scripture, and the ministry.
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Saving Stalin: Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, and the Cost of Allied Victory in Europe

Errors and awkward prose mar a work that could have otherwise been acceptable. Not recommended.

Bryan Washington Wins Young Lions Fiction Award | Book Pulse

LJ Talks with New PEN America President Ayad Akhtar

Barack Obama’s 'A Promised Land' To Publish Nov. 17 | Book Pulse

Edgarian, Hashimi, de Kerangal, Lee, Mbue, Schell, Winter: Top Literary Fiction Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Debut Authors Shine on Booker Prize Short List | Book Pulse

Debut Novels To Watch: Fiction Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Help and Inspiration: Nonfiction Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Harlequin Announces Diverse Voices Scholarship

Barack Obama’s Next Memoir Could Publish in November | Book Pulse

'Rage' by Bob Woodward Leads Library Holds| Book Pulse

LJ Talks to Ricky Riccardi, Author of "Heart Full of Rhythm: The Big Band Years of Louis Armstrong"

Scholars Foster and Gussow Unpack Race and the Blues | Music Reviews

Dolly Parton's Star Continues To Rise | Music Reviews

Provocations: 10 More Poetry Collections for Fall

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I Marched with Patton: A Firsthand Account of World War II Alongside One of the U.S. Army’s Greatest Generals

Of modest value as a war memoir.

Invisible Girl

Suspense fans will devour this twisted tale of intricately interwoven characters. The many turns will surprise and keep readers thinking long after they’ve finished.
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America’s Racial Karma: An Invitation To Heal

Ward’s teachings focus on trauma informed resilience to liberate self and others. For readers who enjoyed Resmaa Menakem’s My Grandmother’s Hands and other works addressing how to recognize and heal racialized trauma.
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Finished Off in Fondant

There are few surprises in this second book in the series, following Cobblered to Death. Even the killer is obvious, with no sparks to the standard romantic triangle. The mystery’s appeal is solely for foodies who enjoy televised competitions.
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The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good

Readers looking for more than a fluffy, feel-good gratitude journal will enjoy this research-based affirmation of the necessity for gratitude in all areas of life.
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The Price of Justice: The Myths of Lawyer Ethics

Referring to everything from classic literature to recent court cases, this work by Goldfarb makes for compelling reading. It should be required text for law students, as well as general readers interested in the law and justice.
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Leonard Cohen, Untold Stories: The Early Years

This book offers a seductive blend of sometimes contradictory insights into Cohen but will be sought after only by his most devoted fans.
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Fortune Favors the Dead

This is a fun whodunit for high schoolers up through adults. It’s easy to pick up and put down again, perfect for a cozy weekend read.
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As the World Burns: The New Generation of Activists and the Landmark Legal Fight Against Climate Change

Recommended for those interested in environmental justice and youth advocacy.

Walter Mosley Honored with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters | Book Pulse

Three Books on Climate Concerns | Science Reviews

Thinking About the Prophets

This fascinating and erudite account by Seeskin subtly argues for an Old Testament God concept that is far richer and more evocative than the limited vision of many philosophers. Readers interested in learning about biblical prophets will find much to uncover.

Environmental Sciences, August 2020 | Best Sellers

Four New Books on Perfecting Pie | Cooking & Food Reviews

Maggie O'Farrell wins the Women's Prize for Fiction | Book Pulse

Russell Banks, Malcolm Brooks, Naima Coster, Nona Fernández, Andrew J. Graff, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Chris Whitaker: Cool Fiction, Mar. 2021, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

From Hanif Abdurraqib and Isabel Allende to Eleanor in the Village and Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico: Cool Nonfiction, Mar. 2021, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

Code Breakers, Mom Genes, and a Remarkable Bird | Science Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 2

American History, World History, and Tough Women: History Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

The Frankfurt Book Fair Plans Virtual Global Book Festival | Book Pulse

Big-Name Authors, International Settings, and More | Thriller Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt 2 | Prepub Alert

Michael Cohen and Peter Strzok Tell All | Book Pulse

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Let My People Vote: My Battle To Restore the Civil Rights of Returning Citizens

An uplifting and hopeful chronicle of the power of faith, the rights of the disenfranchised, as well as a call for systemic change within the United States.
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The Lakehouse

Clifford’s (“Jay Porter” series) sixth stand-alone (after Occam’s Razor) captivates with pell-mell action, striking characters, and a tantalizingly complex plot, yet at times is also melodramatic with shifting perspectives, cliff-hanging chapter endings, and ultimately an enigmatic finish.
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The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation

Bringing these men together as a group draws attention to how their thought and action unfolded in response to new challenges and dispels any illusion that they were a monolithic bloc. Cheney is an adept writer who makes no wrong steps. Perfect for history buffs, though little new ground is tread.
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Cannonball! Fearlessly Facing Midlife and Beyond

Schmidt identifies with women’s issues and writes with encouragement and warmth. Her suggestions can easily be implemented and will give readers the courage and push they need to move forward. Recommended for all women approaching or past the midlife marker.
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I’ll Be Seeing You

With these reflections, Bergs sheds insight into the experience of caring for a parent. This eloquent book will especially appeal to those in an eldercare role.
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Jeannie’s Demise

A solid addition to any true crime collection, this work implores us to consider the human costs of criminalizing abortion.
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A Big Fat Greek Murder

It’s a little much to have two out-of-control women, one a stalker, in the same book that is already stuffed with characters and some unnecessary side stories. Readers of the first in the series, Statue of Limitations, or fans of Collins’s “Flower Shop” mysteries, might find this of interest.
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The French Art of Not Trying Too Hard

For lovers of all things French, but also for those who enjoy philosophy and self-help books that discuss working “smarter, not harder.”

The Ninja’s Blade

Lily and the secondary characters are rich and complicated, and details about martial arts and Chinese culture add depth to the story. While it isn’t necessary to have read the previous book in the series to enjoy this one, readers won’t understand the extent of Lily’s emotional conflict without that context. This series continues to impress and should find a wide, appreciative audience.
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The Contradictions

Yanow’s voice is pointed, her cartooning delightfully specific without being precious or showy. This debut subtly, effectively challenges readers to dig into their own internal dissonance.
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The Camel’s Neighbor: Travels and Travelers in Yemen

This combination of memoir and highlights of Yemen history will appeal to readers interested in the culture, history, and landscape of the Middle East.
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Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire

A lively work recommended for both researchers and casual readers with an interest in prehistory, ancient history, anthropology, religion, and popular culture.
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The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America

Popular history suitable for high school and undergraduate reading that does not provide easy answers and warns that one of our most basic rights is under more serious attack than ever.
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Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Japanese Woman and Her World

Essential for anyone interested in 19th-century Japanese history, and a great companion piece to Anna Sherman’s The Bells of Old Tokyo, which compares modern day Tokyo with historic Edo.
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Moms

Offering a unique account of contemporary Korea and the world from the perspective of women who might otherwise be overlooked, this is a fresh entry that would be a solid addition to any adult collection.

Goodnight Beautiful

Along with a rip-roaring suspense plot, Molloy adds depth with critiques of gender conventions that causes readers to investigate the assumptions they bring to the text. She breathes new life into the unreliable narrator thriller genre in a book everyone will be talking about.

Women Lead the Dublin Literary Award Shortlist | Book Pulse

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The Dynasty

A well-written look of the Patriot dynasty that should be in demand by football fans, though it would not preclude a more gridiron-focused take on how the dynasty was constructed and maintained.
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Judaism for the World: Reflections on God, Life, and Love

This contemporary analysis of tenants of the Jewish faith will be welcomed by informed and ambitious readers of religion and Judaic studies.

Chicano Eats: Recipes from My Mexican-American Kitchen

Readers will be inspired to try Castillo’s accessible and appetizing Mexican American family recipes.

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Delish Ultimate Cocktails: Why Limit Happy to an Hour?

A colorful cocktail recipe book that is sure to provide fun ideas for entertaining.
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Good for You: Bold Flavors with Benefits. 100 Recipes for Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegetarian, and Vegan Diets

While not a diet book, there is an emphasis on diet for health that may not have universal appeal. That said, it is rare to find a cookbook that presents traditional ethnic cuisine in a format that also addresses dietary restrictions, making this an exciting option for home cooks who want plenty of flavor.

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Plant Power: 32 Cookbooks Featuring Delicious Recipes for Meatless Meals

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Romance Author Virginia Kantra on Why Your Story Matters | Librarians' Day, RWA 2020

Reese Witherspoon Picks 'The Last Story of Mina Lee' for Hello Sunshine Book Club | Book Pulse

Pandemic Stories: A New Anthology Explores Community and Creativity in the Era of COVID-19

From Janet Evanovich to Donna Leon to Jacqueline Winspear: Mystery Previews, Mar. 2021, Pt. 1 | Prepub Alert

Héctor Tobar’s The Last Great Road Bum: Who Tells the Story

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Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex

Most likely to appeal readers of any orientation seeking a general text about asexuality and its place on the wider spectrum of human sexuality.
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1: The Man Who Got Away

True crime buffs will enjoy reading this one

Reclaiming Her Time: The Power of Maxine Waters

In turn both entertaining yet serious, this informal biography will especially engage political buffs but also general readers of excellent biography.
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American Rule: How a Nation Conquered the World But Failed Its People

Readers looking for consolation and a plan for a more just and equitable future will not find it here. Recommended primarily for those concerned by the tone and direction of American politics and seeking a better understanding of the question on which the book is framed: “How did we get here?”

Unstoppable: Discover Your True Value, Define Your Genius Zone, and Drive Your Dream Career

For anyone looking to obtain lifelong tools rather than a step-by-step guide to success, this book is for you. Recommended for fans of Carey Davidson’s The Five Archetypes.
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Academic Library Services for Graduate Students: Supporting Future Academics and Professionals

Librarians looking to develop services targeted to graduate students will find solid ideas and models for consideration.

The Solace of Bay Leaves

The character-driven mystery by the award-winning author of Death al Dente is darker than many cozies. Readers attracted to unusual settings and mature, introspective amateur sleuths will appreciate this intricately plotted story depicting the impact of murder on the family and community.
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Interference

Parks, better known for character-driven mysteries, ventures into Michael Crichton and Blake Crouch territory with a procedural thriller with an sf edge and a ton of heart that leads to an explosive (and emotional) finale. Even though Parks’s staccato writing style, where every sentence is a potential paragraph, takes some getting used to, this should satisfy a wide swath of readers.
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Hanging Falls

Crime fiction fans or readers who appreciate K-9 mysteries will easily catch on to the latest series entry (after Tracking Game). Readers who follow Mattie and Robo will be eager for the updated story line.
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The Silent Conspiracy

Shaw delivers a second action-packed installment in the “Jack Logan” series (after The Network). The characters are well drawn and the story amps up to a cliff-hanger ending that will satisfy most thriller lovers. This book will appeal to fans of puzzle-solving thrillers and catastrophe stories from authors such as Steve Berry, David Baldacci, and Robin Cook.
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Killer Kung Pao

Chien infuses the latest deftly crafted entry in her delectable “Noodle Shop” series (after Egg Drop Dead) with plenty of wry charm and dry wit, making this another tempting, too-good-to-miss treat for culinary cozy fans.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Beast of the Stapletons

The latest pastiche by the author of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Dust is a clever follow-up to The Hound of the Baskervilles. The language, characters, and pacing is accurate enough to satisfy even hard-core Holmes fans.
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A Pretty Deceit

Verity Kent plays a dangerous game of espionage in a story set just several weeks after Penny for Your Secrets. The ongoing story line involving Ardmore will intrigue series readers. Fans of Jacqueline Winspear and Charles Todd will appreciate the psychological and social issues affecting the British after World War I
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The Gift: 12 Lessons To Save Your Life

Eger’s particularly wise book based on personal experience and clinical practice is highly recommended.
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Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power To Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World

Helpful for women willing to do some soul-searching to shift course and focus on what really matters to them..
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Break the Curse: A Template for Change; 10 Steps To Restart Your Life

An accessible book full of straightforward recommendations that are bound to help those looking to overcome life’s difficulties.
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The Gale Encyclopedia of Surgery and Medical Tests

Hiam and her contributors have effectively eschewed medical jargon for comprehensible language, making the material here accessible and appealing to high school and undergraduate students.

Voting and Political Representation in America: Issues and Trends

These scrupulously neutral, wide-ranging, and clearly written volumes depict many issues within the U.S. system(s) of voting. Everyone from secondary students on could learn from this timely work.
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Composers: Their Lives and Works

There’s little new here; readers will find the same information covered in similar texts. Still, for nonmusically trained readers, this is an aesthetically pleasing introduction to Western classical music.
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Herbarium: The Quest To Preserve and Classify the World’s Plants

With lavish illustrations of places and people; portraits of key players; herbaria specimens; and beautiful, full-color artists’ renderings, this carefully researched, detailed homage to herbaria will appeal to those deeply interested in plant exploration and botany.
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Douglas Fir: The Story of the West’s Most Remarkable Tree

Concise and readable, this should have broad appeal among tree lovers.
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The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past

An accessible account of a fascinating life intertwined with well-documented scientific facts and hypotheses. For those who enjoy science memoirs and investigative works on evolution.
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Adventures in Eden: An Intimate Tour of the Private Gardens of Europe

Recommended particularly for traveling gardeners, though all could cull ideas from this book, which is similar in scope to Cristopher Woods’s Gardenlust.
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