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Literary News Makers, Apr. 24, 2019 | Book Pulse

Prince Leads Forthcoming Book News, Apr. 23, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Apr. 22, 2019 | Book Pulse

Page To Screen, Apr. 19, 2019 | Book Pulse

New Bestsellers, Apr. 18, 2019 | Book Pulse

Awards for Comics, Speculative Fiction, & Western-Set Books, Apr. 17, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, April 15, 2019 | Book Pulse

Page To Screen, Apr. 12, 2019 | Book Pulse

New Bestsellers, Apr. 11, 2019 | Book Pulse

Awards and Lost Books, Apr. 10, 2019 | Book Pulse

April, Spring, and Forthcoming Books, Apr. 9, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Apr. 8, 2019 | Book Pulse

Page to Screen, Apr. 5, 2019 | Book Pulse

The Lesson

A compelling tale of invasive occupation and emotional uprising, Turnbull’s debut is complex and enthralling. It’s a must for all libraries, and the writer, who crafts speculative stories with black characters on par with Octavia Butler, is definitely one to watch.

New Bestsellers, Apr. 4, 2019 | Book Pulse

Hugo Finalists and Game of Thrones, Apr. 3, 2019 | Book Pulse

"Best of" Lists Abound, Apr. 2, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Apr. 1, 2019 | Book Pulse

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Serving the Servant

Fans of Cobain will devour this recollection of life with the artist, even when it gets heavy on the business and legal side of the story. [Prepub Alert, 10/22/18.]

Page to Screen, Mar. 29, 2019 | Book Pulse

New Bestsellers, Mar. 28, 2019 | Book Pulse

Becoming Set To Become Best-Selling Memoir Ever, Mar. 27, 2019 | Book Pulse

Apple Takes The Stage (And Screen), Mar. 26, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Mar. 25, 2019 | Book Pulse

Page to Screen, Mar. 22, 2019 | Book Pulse

Gardening, March 2019 | Best Sellers

New Bestsellers, Mar. 21, 2019 | Book Pulse

Spring Reads & More Picks, Mar. 20, 2019 | Book Pulse

Let's Call It Josh Malerman Day, Mar. 19, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Mar. 18, 2019 | Book Pulse

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Page to Screen, Mar. 15, 2019 | Book Pulse

New Bestsellers, Mar. 14, 2019 | Book Pulse

Two Book Awards Name Names, Mar. 13, 2019 | Book Pulse

Poems, Comics, and Books About Belonging In Award News, Mar. 12, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Mar. 11, 2019 | Book Pulse

Page to Screen, Mar. 8, 2019 | Book Pulse

New Bestsellers, Mar. 7, 2019 | Book Pulse

PEN/Faulkner & More Monthly Picks, Mar. 6, 2019 | Book Pulse

Best Book Picks, Mar. 5, 2019 | Book Pulse

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News, Mar. 4, 2019 | Book Pulse

PREMIUM

Childless Living: The Joys and Challenges of Life Without Children

Steeped in thoughtful research, this intimate portrait of childless living would serve as a valuable sociological tool for understanding family structures as well as a guide for readers considering the childfree option.
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The Durrells in Corfu: The Complete Third Season

A totally engaging series filled with unconventional characters and amusing situations; an A+ choice for public libraries.
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Dinner Just for Two

A first purchase for library cookery collections and an invaluable resource for anyone preparing meals for smaller households.
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Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married

Pop psychology fans and adventurous book clubs will be at home here. Recommended for public libraries.
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Gosford Park

Featuring a who's who of British performers and a smattering of lesser-known but gifted American ones, Robert Altman's tongue-in-cheek comedy of manners laced with a period murder mystery à la Agatha Christie plays like a trial run for scripter Julian Fellowes's subsequent Downton Abbey...

Our Man in Tehran

This fascinating look at an important but poorly understood country reveals the gulf that lies between the government's harsh anti-American rhetoric and the feelings of ordinary Iranians. Highly recommended.
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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

A valuable resource for students as well as an entertaining addition to Caine's previous autobiographies What's It All About?? and The Elephant to Hollywood.

Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922

Interesting on so many levels, this is Americana at its most compelling, real buried treasure brought to life.

The Tradition

Though many poems here risk intruding on some readers' comfort zones, Brown's uneasy fusion of art, conscience, eroticism, and rage—like any serious poetry worth close attention—aspires to greatness within the fragmented immediacies of our historical moment while suggesting a shared human destination: "A poem is a gesture toward home." [An editor's pick, LJ 2/19, p. 23.]
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Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom?

While Rieckens began his austere existence after a lifestyle of affluence, readers will benefit from the wisdom of saving today in the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape

Rape may be difficult to talk about, but we need to, Abdulali says. Especially when "we raise our children with such unclear standards that they don't have the tools to recognize rape when they see it." ["Guaranteed to become an important part of the canon on gender studies and sexual assault": LJ 12/18 starred review of the New Pr. hc.]
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How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance

Not simply a onetime read, this collection offers those who wish to be invested in realizing the social justice of collective freedom a reference for daily consideration, discussion, inspiration, or instruction.
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The Little Book of Being: Practices and Guidance for Uncovering Your Natural Awareness

An efficient, handy guide to mindfulness techniques for those already embracing the concept but who aren't sure they're doing it right.
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Panique

Reclusive suburban-Paris photographer Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) falls for his fetching new neighbor (Viviane Romance), fresh out of jail for taking a robbery rap for her boyfriend...
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Engaging Design: Creating Libraries for Modern Users

An additional purchase for librarians curious about library design.

Together: A Memoir of a Marriage and a Medical Mishap

An insightful, at times harrowing, chronicle of the ups and downs of marriage and the many roles we play in one another's lives.

Murder Once Removed

The winner of Minotaur's Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel competition, this debut features an intelligent genealogist detective, a strong supporting cast, some romantic tension, and information about Texas history that should appeal to readers of Rett MacPherson's genealogy mysteries as well as cozy lovers who prefer a dash of history in their mysteries. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]

Scot & Soda

McPherson stands apart in her ability to tell a hilarious tale while balancing the ramifications of crime. The author follows up Scot Free with another riveting cozy starring Lexy and her quirky yet fiercely loyal friends. This time, however, the deadpan humor is countered by a somber resolution and a story about consequences.

Once upon a River

This title is an essential purchase for libraries whose patrons appreciate literary fiction with a touch of the unreal. ["Recommended to readers who enjoy popular or historical fiction with gothic twists as well as fans of the author's other novels": LJ 9/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]
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The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books: Christopher Columbus, His Son, and the Quest To Build the World's Greatest Library

Recommended for bibliophiles and history buffs alike. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]
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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

A colorful and diverting history of piracy in its heyday; will be of general interest and to pirate buffs. ["A colorful and well-researched study of piracy's glory days, rooted in historical context. Sure to appeal to pirate enthusiasts as well as serious researchers": LJ 8/18 review of the Norton hc.]
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The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet's Rise

Readers intrigued by the Internet's history and the laws that govern it will breeze through this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always revealing narrative. See also Evan Ratliff's The Mastermind.
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No Happy Endings

Spanning memoir and parenting, this supplemental purchase is best for large memoir collections; it can be read alongside the author's first book or on its own.

Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future

This important work should be read by those concerned about the environmental impacts of nuclear energy and climate change. [See Prepub Alert, 10/1/18.]

The Long Shadow

Recommended to viewers with an interest in American race relations.

Dinner for Everyone: 100 Iconic Dishes Made 3 Ways

With a thoughtful and global range of recipes and clear instructions using easily available ingredients, this cleverly conceived cookbook is a winner for all types of cooks, especially those wishing to enhance their skills.
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The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

This engaging read for military and American history enthusiasts provides an in-depth review and argument for the criticality of Greene's contribution to American Independence.
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God's Favorites: Judaism, Christianity, and the Myth of Divine Chosenness

Those interested in biblical interpretation and in American religious history will find this to be a helpful work.
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Thin Blue Lie: The Failure of High-Tech Policing

This eye-opening account abounds with vigorous investigative work that exposes the myth of high-tech policing. Highly recommended.
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Someday Is Not a Day in the Week: 10 Hacks To Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life

Out of literally dozens of tips and ideas, readers should be able to find at least one to employ to make their lives better. Recommended for all public libraries.
PREMIUM

Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter & Organize To Make More Room for Happiness

Rubin's many fans will flock to this title, as will anyone seeking a quick and easy fix to the persistent problem of clutter.
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Daisy Jones & The Six

This latest from Reid (The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) is for music lovers, romance fans, and anyone who wants to feel invincible with youth, intoxicated by music, and a powerful longing for days gone by. [See Prepub Alert, 10/1/18; also check out the Spotify playlist and forthcoming Amazon Video web-based miniseries.—Ed.]
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Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

The authors do a great job at taking readers behind the scenes of a hectic profession many might take for granted.
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More Than You Can Handle: When Life's Overwhelming Pain Meets God's Overcoming Grace

At times folksy, at others sincere in its poignancy, this work's allure is Pyle's everyman approach, which is like a gentle friend for spiritual seekers to walk with.
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Josephine Baker's Last Dance

Recommended for historical fiction fans and those with an interest in Baker.
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The Absent Hand: Reimagining Our American Landscape

Lessard's journey through the American landscape provides an insightful glimpse into how the changing of landscape aesthetics reflects concurrent changes in society. For readers interested in a unique blend of geography, sociology, and travel.
PREMIUM

La Passione: How Italy Seduced

Italophiles will relish the depth and breadth of this delightful book.

African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan

With fast-paced, action-packed writing, Lockley and Girard offer a new and important biography and an incredibly moving study of medieval Japan and solid perspective on its unification. Highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]
PREMIUM

White Elephant

Funny, spot-on satire relevant in today's divisive noise-machine of battling egos.
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All the Way: My Life in Four Quarters

From the football field to Hollywood and beyond, Namath claims his trademark flair and singular place in history with an autobiography that will be popular with several generations of readers.
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Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer Is No

Supported by extensive factual material and fascinating personal anecdotes, this engaging work provides thorough insight into the varied and fruitful lives of non-moms.

Encyclopedia of Women in World Religions: Faith and Culture Across History

Essential for academic and religious institutions.
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Waisted

Meyers (The Widow of Wall Street) delivers a timely examination of body image, family, friendship, and what it means to be a woman in modern society. It will appeal to anyone who has ever dreaded stepping on a scale; even those who haven't will learn from it. Culturally inclusive and societally on point, this is a must-read. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/18.]
PREMIUM

Old Testament Ethics: A Guided Tour

The Old Testament is not a book of ethics, and Goldingay makes no attempt to develop a moral theory from it. Those interested in Old Testament theology will find his drawing out ethical implications from its stories and sayings engaging.
PREMIUM

Worried? Science Investigates Some of Life's Common Concerns

Validated information that will assist readers in determining what is and isn't worth fretting about and how to mitigate the dangers.
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Park Avenue Summer

Recommended for fans of Fiona Davis and Melanie Benjamin.
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Crash Course in Disaster Preparedness

An excellent tool for training and planning sessions for library staff, boards, and government officials.
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Trouble on the Books

Lang has written previous cozies as Linda Wiken (Roux the Day) and Erika Chase. In this new series, the setting is more enticing than the sleuth. Shelby lacks people skills, hasn't become part of the community, and is uptight and nosy. Readers looking for book-centric mysteries featuring more likable sleuths should be steered toward Eva Gates or Jenn McKinlay.

Help Yourself Now: A Practical Guide to Finding the Information and Assistance You Need

An excellent reference for all libraries and counseling centers.
PREMIUM

A Portrait in Four Movements: The Chicago Symphony Under Barenboim, Boulez, Haitink, and Muti

A charming addition for followers of orchestral music. Stream some of the CSO's many recordings—ideally listening to each conductor while reading his chapter—and enjoy.

Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World; Mary Shelley, Emily Brontë, Virginia Woolf, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner

Highly recommended for both academic and general readers interested in women's literature and history.
PREMIUM

The Gown: A Novel of the Royal Wedding

Fans of British royalty and that particular kind of historic fiction that is interwoven with a strand of modernity—think Beatriz Williams and others' The Glass Ocean—should consider this novel. ["Historical details about fabric, embroidery, and the royal family are well incorporated into their stories, with light romance rounding out this charming work of historical fiction": LJ 9/15/18 review of the Morrow hc.]

The Handbook of Research on Black Males: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary

An indispensable offering for academicians, researchers, advanced students, policymakers, and experienced community practitioners.

The Binding

With astonishing unpredictability, YA novelist Collins enters the adult arena with a spellbinding blend of history, mystery and fantasy. [See Prepub Alert, 10/15/18.]
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Atlas of World War II: History's Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and New Cartography

Thoughtfully curated and beautifully designed, this volume is sure to appeal to military history aficionados and anyone with an unadorned coffee table.

An Arabian Journey: One Man's Quest Through the Heart of the Middle East

Ideal for those interested in Middle Eastern history, current events, or world history, as well as lovers of superlative writing.

The Problem of Democracy: The Presidents Adams Confront the Cult of Personality

Committed general and academic readers will benefit from taking in this well-written and -researched study in its entirety, partly for setting the Adams' legacy straight, and additionally for the implications the story has on modern politics.
PREMIUM

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Some scenes are unsuitable for children; overall, this film is highly recommended for a general audience.
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Misadventures with a Book Boyfriend

This latest entry in the "Misadventures" series posits a gentle premise that veers quite sharply into political drama, while remaining consistently sexy throughout. Recommended.

The Paris Diversion

Pavone gives us a fresh, pulsating, and introspective thriller that delivers on its tourist-heavy Parisian setting and expands and connects territory from his previous novels. An ensemble cast with alternating points of view enhances the wheels-within-wheels plot and are sure to please fans of Daniel Silva or Stella Rimington. Absolutely not to be missed. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]
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