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Eastland: Chicago’s Deadliest Day, And Then They Came For Us, & Out of Omaha | RealReels

Camille Claudel, Winter Kills, & Edie |Top Foreign & Indie DVD Picks

After Parkland, Wild Nights With Emily, & Serendipity | Coming Attractions

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Simply Living Well: A Guide to Creating a Natural, Low-Waste Home

Readers new to the book’s concepts will appreciate the detailed shopping and resource lists, as well as the variety of practices they can try integrating into their own homes. All will appreciate the research and the explanations that inform without overwhelming.
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Feminism: A Graphic Guide

No single volume could encapsulate such a complex subject--thankfully there are primers such as this to give readers the essential basics, plus suggestions as to how they might continue their learning. Recommended for all nonfiction collections with an area for feminism.

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Taarna

While this Taarna isn’t as great a betrayal as her film version, it is still a huge missed opportunity

Inge’s War: A German Woman’s Story of Family, Secrets, and Survival Under Hitler

A welcome addition to World War II memoirs.

Dan Brown for Kids & Nebula Finalists Revealed | Book Pulse

The Golden Age. Bk. 1

Debut writer Moreil joins cocreator Pedrosa (Portugal) on this first chapter in an ongoing series that is filled with enough intrigue, magic, and mystery for an entire saga. Pedrosa’s background working as an animator for Disney is clear in the fluid, expressive figures he renders, and his coloring gives each page a staggeringly impressive, vivid glow.

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Go To Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons from the Fog of New Parenthood

For a more narrative approach, consider Knisley’s earlier comic about her pregnancy and birth, Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos, which delves deeper and more satisfyingly into the topic than the sketchbook format allows. For a busy new (or veteran) parent, these bite-sized laughs are just what the pediatrician ordered.

Tinderella

A brilliantly funny, extremely perceptive debut from a cartoonist to watch.

No Man’s Land: The Trailblazing Women Who Ran Britain’s Most Extraordinary Military Hospital During World War I

Moore’s story of the Women’s Hospital Corps will inspire women with medical careers and anyone who appreciates stories of hardworking heroes.
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I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories To Transform a Divided World

Those interested in political science, as well as restorative justice and peacemaking, should find this informative and engaging reading.
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More Than Ready: Be Strong and Be You...and Other Lessons for Women of Color on the Rise

Women in all phases of life should find encouragement from Muñoz’s experiences and career-centered advice.
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Franci’s War: A Woman’s Story of Survival

This worthy account is testament to why it is as important as ever to read about the impacts of xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and racial hatred, as well as the beliefs that cause some people to commit atrocities while others pretend to look away.
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Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare

Day clearly explains the American health care system and the reform movement while providing a road map for future advocacy. Readers interested in health reform should benefit from her proposals.

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Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court

An excellent contribution to the fields of law, history, political science, and gender studies, and essential for anyone who values diversity.
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Take Me Apart

Love story, hate story, mystery--all in one. For patient readers of feminist, psychological suspense fiction.

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Marguerite

In this somber and beautifully written debut novel, British writer Kemp skillfully draws readers in with her expert storytelling. She knows just when and how much to reveal about her intriguing characters’ secrets and troubled lives.

Godshot

Lacey May’s is an irresistible voice, part gullible believer, part whip-smart independent spirit who surprises at every turn. Debut novelist Bieker weaves in the political battles being fought on multiple fronts
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Gone by Midnight

Readers willing to overlook a few flaws will enjoy this graphic mystery.

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Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

Recommended for readers interested in the history of science and medicine, and how human response to global issues informs and impacts pathogen research and antibacterial use.

L.A. Times Book Prize Finalists, PLA Galley Guide, & New Best Sellers | Book Pulse

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association Names Nebula Award Finalists

A New Take on Cold War Relations & the Fight Against Slavery in San Francisco: Academic Best Sellers on Asian History

LeBron James Writes a Children’s Book; What to Read (and Listen to) This Week | Book Pulse

True Grit Author Charles Portis Dies; Susan Fowler's Uber Book Gains Traction; Booklists of New & Key African American Writers| Book Pulse

The Summer Scares Reading List is Here, The Other Mrs. Leads Holds, My Dark Vanessa Tops the Indie Next List | Book Pulse

The Ripped Bodice Announces Romance Awards; Authors Create a Virtual "Death Threat Quilt" | Book Pulse

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The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy

This is an exceedingly important book and certainly one that would benefit all American readers who wonder how we arrived at our current status in an increasingly interconnected world. Highly recommended for all collections.
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The Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

Copley Eisenberg’s celebrated debut is not to be missed and will appeal to a wide variety of readers.
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The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson: The Baseball Legend’s Battle for Civil Rights during World War II

Bringing further attention to a subject that has been glossed over in most works about Robinson, this effective, thought-provoking study will appeal to those interested in civil rights and military history during World War II.
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Loving Well in a Broken World: Discover the Hidden Power of Empathy

A light read, these pages are chock-full of optimism in the midst of difficult times, offering nondenominational, faith-infused guidance. A treat for loyal followers of Casper’s writings.

Horror Readers, Rejoice! Nine Spine-Tingling Tales Make HWA's 2020 Summer Scares List

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Chasing Eden: Design Inspiration from the Gardens at Hortulus Farm

Staub and Reynolds provide gardening inspiration, entertaining reading, and horticultural education in a title that a wide range of hobbyists, garden historians, and design professionals should enjoy.
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Cross Her Heart

This romantic suspense tale thrusts readers into the action, with one heart-racing, adrenaline-filled scene after another. Leigh’s (“Morgan Dane” series) vulnerable yet strong lead characters add depth to an exciting new series.
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The Sea of Lost Girls

Another strong, well-plotted suspense novel from Goodman (The Lake of Dead Languages), this is recommended for psychological suspense collections. Women’s fiction aficionados may also want to give it a try. [See Prepub Alert, 8/25/19.]
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Grown-Up Pose

Fans of relationship fiction will particularly enjoy the strong ties Anu has with her friends and family.
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The Henna Artist

An uplifting tale that highlights the power of family. For fans of Shobha Rao’s Girls Burn Brighter and the novels of Kristin Hannah. [See Prepub Alert, 9/16/19.]
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Bach’s Musical Universe: The Composer and His Work

Students, musicians, and serious aficionados of Bach will be the most appreciative audience for this artfully composed work.
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Beatriz Allende: A Revolutionary Life in Cold War Latin America

While previous studies lionized or sentimentalized Beatriz, Harmer roots the subject in the context of the time period and brings to bear her own expertise in Cold War Latin America. A definitive biography of a female revolutionary.
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140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon

This look at the negotiations surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is appropriate for any beginning World War II scholar.
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Three Tigers, One Mountain: A Journey Through the Bitter History and Current Conflicts of China, Korea, and Japan

An enjoyable read that provides a useful introduction to the cultures, histories, and current events of three major countries in East Asia. Highly recommended for general readers with an interest in the region.
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The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point

The extensive use of primary sources makes this book of interest to all Civil War enthusiasts.
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Saving Grand Canyon: Dams, Deals, and a Noble Myth

An important addition for all environmental collections.
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Future Minds: The Rise of Intelligence, from the Big Bang to the End of the Universe

Futurists and sf readers may be interested in portrayals of a universe yet to come, while humanities or social science instructors could use this theoretical book as the basis for classroom discussion about the potential consequences of technological progress.

Remaining RWA Board Members Resign; Colin Kaepernick To Release His Memoir Through His Own Publishing Company | Book Pulse

25 Years of the Women's Prize for Fiction, Elena Ferrante's The Lying Life of Adults Gets Its U.S Cover | Book Pulse

From Livesey to Yehoshua: Last of the Top Literary Fiction Titles, Aug. 2020, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Wereleopards, Ghosts, Space Opera, and a Black Dagger Brotherhood Spinoff: Sf/Fantasy Titles, Aug. 2020, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

From Cabot to Steel: Pop Fiction Titles, Aug. 2020, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

Science, Arts, Self-Help, & More: Last of the Nonfiction, Aug. 2020, Pt. 4 | Prepub Alert

2020 Forward Forecast: Books To Have on Your Radar Now

Romantic Reads for Valentine's Day | Wyatt's World

Books About the Pandemic; Jenny Offill's "Weather" Addresses Widespread Anxiety About Climate Change | Book Pulse

Fractional Calculus and Squaring the Circle: Academic Best Sellers about Mathematics

Seasonal Selections | Editors' Spring Picks 2020

Naomi Novik & V.E. Schwab Announce New Titles; Vogue UK Has a New Bernardine Evaristo Short Story | Book Pulse

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Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling

This lengthy biography of a civil engineer who significantly impacted history should engage anyone interested in inventions and engineering.
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How To Drink Without Drinking: Celebratory Alcohol-Free Drinks for Any Time of the Day

This satisfying work provides plenty of options for those choosing to forego alcohol, creating an accessible companion to Clare Liardet’s Dry.
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War Doctor: Surgery on the Front Line

Surgeons in training and those looking for a fly-on-the-wall perspective of nontraditional treatment centers in violence-stricken areas will find themselves fully engaged in Nott’s firsthand accounts.
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The Crisis of U.S. Hospice Care: Family and Freedom at the End of Life

This important book should be required reading for both hospice professionals and bioethicists, as it connects ethical insights with rich ethnographic work and penetrating analysis.
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Saving History: How White Evangelicals Tour the Nation’s Capital and Redeem a Christian America

Kerby’s analysis of conservative evangelicals throughout American history would stand on its own without the emphasis on Washington, DC, but the capital uniquely concentrates the current dynamics, with the conversations encountered adding nuance to this powerful constituency.
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Buddha Takes the Mound: Enlightenment in Nine Innings

While the narrative is somewhat tedious in places, this work should appeal to baseball enthusiasts who never previously considered the similarities between their beloved pastime and ancient Buddhist teachings.
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Miles from Nowhere: A Round-The-World Bicycle Adventure

A must-have for all libraries without a copy of the original, especially those with active biking communities seeking entertaining adventure stories. Savage also provides practical touring advice relevant to any bike traveler.
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Lou Gehrig: The Lost Memoir

This memoir highlights baseball and its players from a golden age would have been more emotionally and historically appealing had Gaff offered more about the subject’s provenance.
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The Buddhist on Death Row: How One Man Found Light in the Darkest Place

This readable account of an unlikely journey to Buddhism and finding freedom on death row should inspire readers on their own transformational journeys.

Why Are #OscarsSoWhite—and What To Do About It: A Reading List

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Death in the Family

Wegert’s first foray into mystery may be met with limited appeal for lovers of the genre but is overall a valiant effort.
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Ranger McIntyre: The Dunraven Hoard Murders

Fans of descriptive mysteries filled with fishing and nods to the natural environment might appreciate this third in the historical series, following Ranger McIntyre: Small Delightful Murders. Yet its slow-paced and meandering narrative, with victims who are only names, not well-developed characters, may steer readers to try Victoria Houston’s “Loon Lake” mysteries instead.
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Dangerous Earth: What We Wish We Knew about Volcanoes, Hurricanes, Climate Change, Earthquakes, and More

A skillful example of a user-friendly scientific treatise that should appeal to readers interested in Earth science, especially those seeking solid analyses of various natural phenomena.
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The Kinks: Songs of the Semi-Detached

This thoughtfully researched book will be best appreciated by true fans of the band, as well as devotees of 1960s rock and pop.
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Ted Templeman: A Platinum Producer’s Life in Music

An excellent addition for those interested in the nuts and bolts of the recording process and the triumphs and tribulations of the bands and solo artists of the time.
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Fairytale: The Pointer Sisters’ Family Story

By turns lovely and sad, and given the Pointers’ popularity and longevity, this moving chronicle of a profoundly talented family singing group will make a solid addition to all music collections.
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The Angel and the Assassin: The Tiny Brain Cell That Changed the Course of Medicine

Indispensable for psychology professionals and students and fans of Susannah Cahalan’s Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

The Winter Companion

Fans of the “Parish Orphans of Devon” series will adore this final installment, reuniting the orphans and their loves. Matthews (A Convenient Fiction) sensitively portrays a neuroatypical protagonist facing ingrained prejudices, even from friends, and how such preconceptions limits a person’s potential.
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His Secret Mistress

Maxwell (If Ever I Should Love You) provides a brave heroine whom readers will root for in love and life in this first book of a new series. While the couple’s intriguing backstory isn’t as fleshed out as it could be, readers looking for an unconventional Regency romance should give this a try.
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Love, Death & Rare Books

A deep dive into the antiquarian book market, this is best suited for hard-core bibliophiles and literati.

New Carol Shields Prize to Award $150k to a Female Novelist; Birds of Prey, Locke & Key Premiere | Book Pulse

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The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began

Readers of medieval history and anyone interested in the achievements of non-Europeans will enjoy this work. However, readers wanting to get a better understanding of globalism may be disappointed.
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Later: My Life at the Edge of the World

This heartfelt memoir will appeal to literary readers, and certainly those with ties to Provincetown and its gay community.
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The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military

For readers and scholars interested in civilian-military relations, military law, and military leadership. An excellent companion to Eliot Cohen’s Supreme Command; the two stand together in defiance of Samuel P. Huntington’s 1957 classic, The Soldier and the State.
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Tombstone: The Earp Brothers, Doc Holliday, and the Vendetta Ride from Hell

Readers who enjoyed the first two books in this popular history trilogy will look forward to this excellent and fitting conclusion on one famous town of the “Wild West.”
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Faithless

In this first collection in an ongoing series, Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and Llovet (Loud) turn in an unusually compelling, erotically charged horror romance that offers philosophic gems to enrich the lovely boudoir action.
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A Letter to Jo

Leaning hard on cultural wartime tropes and cartoonish bouts of combat, this tale misses an opportunity to share a meaningful, specific story by painting in the broadest of strokes.
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In Search of Lost Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

Let cynics and snobs consider this project Proust for Dummies--kudos to Heuet and translator Marris (creative writing, Boston Univ.) for bringing Proust to both new audiences and the paneled page with class. Recommended to lovers of classic literature, fans of nonsuperhero sequential art, and anyone putting off tackling Proust.
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An Environmental History of the Civil War

For scholars of the Civil War, this book adds a fresh perspective, illustrating how ecology, nature, and weather had a striking and unpredictable effect upon military preparedness and the waging of war.
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Vera Violet

Peterson’s debut offers a realistic look at drug-riddled, poverty-stricken towns and lives yet is a difficult read, occasionally overwritten with near-constant metaphors and incredible sadness.
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The Dolphin Letters, 1970–1979: Elizabeth Hardwick, Robert Lowell, and Their Circle

Replete with editor Hamilton’s masterly and well-researched footnotes, this will be an indispensable gloss to the reading and interpretation of The Dolphin.

Serving Veterans | Collection Development

The Rakess

Highly recommended for those unafraid of a grittier love story.

Ferrante Fever | Literature, Feb. 2020

Sites & Sounds | Performing Arts, Feb. 2020

Powerful Protests! | Fine Arts, Feb. 2020

Building Kobe Bryant’s Bookshelf: Q&A with LA Public Library’s Keith Kesler

Witchy Women | Fiction, Feb. 2020

"Literary Blackface" Roils B&N, Christine Feehan Leads the Bestsellers Lists, & "Jonathan Strange" Author Reveals Piranesi | Book Pulse

E.J. Josey: Transformational Leader | Excerpt

What Public Libraries Need To Know About the Coronavirus

Amazon Is Tracking Your Reading, and PBS/New York Times and Belletrist Pick February Titles | Book Pulse

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