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Page to Screen, Jul. 19, 2019 | Book Pulse

New Bestsellers, Jul. 18, 2019 | Book Pulse

The Arab of the Future. Vol. 4: A Childhood in the Middle East, 1987–1992

The difficulty of growing up in a culture you feel no commonality with is powerful in this volume and will definitely resonate with some readers. Others will be touched by the humor amid the drama. A must for most collections, especially those with the previous books in the series.

United States v. Apple: Competition in America

More of an armchair than a beach read, this authoritative work contains a wealth of information in a readable format. Highly recommended for serious readers interested in hot topics on the economics of publishing.

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In Jerusalem: Three Generations of an Israeli Family and a Palestinian Family

The combination of historical research and conversations with these women and their families creates a distinctive account that shows the ongoing effects of the conflict on generations. Readers interested in seeing beyond stereotypes and political posturing will appreciate.

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Hitler’s Last Hostages: Looted Art and the Soul of the Third Reich

What could have been an exploration of the continued ethical problems with the art world’s handling of these items instead becomes an overly simplistic cultural history of German artists and Hitler’s rise to power that covers the same ground as Susan Roland’s Hitler’s Art Thief. And while the Gurlitt family’s story provides a new view on culture in Nazi Germany, the author overall relies too much on well-trod history.

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All the Flowers in Paris

Fans of Beatriz Williams will enjoy the historical aspects of Jio’s thoughtful, expressive, and poignant story of love, forgiveness, and strength in the face of tragedy. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]

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Dragonfly

A long and leisurely spy novel, reminiscent of a 1950s movie. Recommended where there is voracious genre readership.

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The Second-Worst Restaurant in France

This is a charming tale with delightful descriptions of the French countryside and cooking. Unfortunately, the main character is rather a young “old-fuddy-duddy.” Chloe is by far more lovable. Still, it is sure to please the author’s many fans. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
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Fearless Females

Breen’s straightforward style makes this ideal for middle school readers and beyond. Also a great historical supplement for anybody interested in the global rights of women told in a graphic novel format.

The Cigarette: A Political History

Milov’s history will be of great interest to those interested in political history and the interactions between the government and industry.

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The King of Adobe: Reies López Tijerina, Lost Prophet of the Chicano Movement

With access to newly opened archives and extensive interviews with those close to Tijerina, Oropeza delivers a well-researched, nuanced, and balanced look at this somewhat forgotten figure. Highly recommended.

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Reading Behind Bars: A Memoir of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

Recommended for those studying library and information science or who are interested in America’s prison system.

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Litigation Nation: A Cultural History of Lawsuits in America

Hoffer’s study covers a vast topic in a clear and concise manner that will appeal to those interested in American law, especially historians and legal scholars.

Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump

This meticulously argued work succeeds in illuminating with plain language what the immigration system obscures behind jargon and steel bars.

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Speaking of Feminism: Today’s Activists on the Past, Present, and Future of the U.S. Women’s Movement

While focused exclusively on urban areas, this collection provides a unique and significant perspective into the feminist canon.

The Perfect Wife

Psychological thriller enthusiasts will love being floored by page five and blown away by page 91. Discovering the identity of the unknown narrator amid the shocking conclusion is like stepping on a land mine. Readers will crave answers to the questions: Is there such a thing as a perfect person, and how far will science go to achieve one? [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]
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The Other Mrs. Miller

The plot details somewhat test believability, but this first foray into suspense by horror/dystopian short story writer Dickson (Strings) is a chilling tale that offers a most delectable diversion. The author is definitely one to watch. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
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Talking to Strangers: Selected Essays, Prefaces, and Other Writings 1967–2017

Despite the padding of several slight and flimsy items, this compilation will gratify Auster readers and grace most library shelves.

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Move on Up: Chicago Soul Music and Black Cultural Power

Cohen marries scholarly erudition with sincere musical affection in this intriguing look at Chicago soul.

Game of Thrones Breaks Emmy Nomination Records, Jul. 17, 2019 | Book Pulse

Nickel Boys Gets More Buzz, Jul. 16, 2019 | Book Pulse

Crossing Boundaries: Literary Fiction, Jan. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

From Allende to Krugman to Yoon: Barbara's Picks, Jan. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Historicals, Fantasy, Women's Fiction, and the Last of the Thrillers: Pop Fiction, Jan. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

Eight Key History Titles: Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2020, Pt. 3 | Prepub Alert

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

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Spellbound

Despite its fantasy elements, this remains a romance at heart, revolving around Rory’s and Ace’s growing feelings for each other. Rory’s personality shifts drastically toward the end, creating a noticeable character inconsistency, but an exciting plot paired with fascinating magic makes this a solid and enjoyable start to the series.

Page to Screen, Jul. 12, 2019 | Book Pulse

Podcast Probes | Mystery, July 2019

Generational Gardening | Science & Technology, July 2019

Well-Wived | Fiction, July 2019

New Bestsellers, Jul. 11, 2019 | Book Pulse

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Livewire. Vol. 1: Fugitive

Overall, an intriguing story that will appeal to fans of the Valiant Event “Harbinger Wars,” who will enjoy the breakout treatment of Livewire. However, newcomers will struggle to follow along, and background reading is necessary to grasping the larger narrative arc.
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Hot, Cold, Heavy, Light, 100 Art Writings 1988–2018

A compendium of piquant art prose from a happy, hungry omnivore, and great for aesthetes of all kinds.

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Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Jake Gaither, Florida A&M, and the History of Black College Football

A valuable resource for future scholars and for anyone interested in black college football.

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Earl Campbell: Yards After Contact

Will appeal to readers wishing to learn more about Campbell and this era of both college and professional sports as well as Texas history.

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High School

This inspiring memoir will appeal to readers, especially fans of the duo.

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America’s Game

This is more an unfocused grab bag than a book with a coherent narrative.

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My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me, and Ended Up Saving My Life

This no-holds-barred account reveals O’Callaghan’s long journey to recovery and self-acceptance, and provides hope for anyone, not only professional athletes, living life in the shadows. Recommended for all sports fans and readers interested in social, cultural, and LGBTQ history.

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Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson

This comprehensive and engaging reference is a significant addition to popular music research. A must for Jackson fans and students of musical and social culture.

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Pioneer Coaches of the NFL: Shaping the Game in the Days of Leather Helmets and 60-Minute Men

An important study of coaches who helped to change professional football into the thriving game that would eventually surpass all other American sports in popularity. Recommended for sports fans, historians, scholars, and all library collections.

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From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way

Although Thistle’s memoir does not deal extensively with issues of native identity and oppression, the theme of estrangement is powerfully portrayed in what is ultimately a story of courage and resilience certain to strike a chord with readers from many backgrounds.

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Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism

With a range of dedicated voices and a clear commitment to exploring feminism and political activism with justice and lived experience at its core, this engrossing anthology would make an excellent addition to public, academic, and school library shelves.

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Character: What It Means and Why it Matters

Recommended for academic libraries and readers interested in legal ethics.

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Tragedy in Aurora: The Culture of Mass Shootings in America

Recommended for general audiences, this book could provide solid reference points in conjunction with other sources on the topic, such as Dave Cullen’s Parkland: Birth of a Movement.

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I’d Fight the World: A Political History of Old-Time, Hillbilly, and Country Music

This book will surprise those who have preconceived notions about country music and Southern politicians, and their longstanding connection.

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Native Provenance: The Betrayal of Cultural Creativity

Vizenor’s latest raises important discussion points for students and scholars of anthropology, history, and American studies.

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Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

Suitable for adults interested in politics and law enforcement reform.

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True Virtue: The Journey of an English Buddhist Nun

Recommended for communities with a strong focus in Buddhism, women’s spirituality, and/or local connections to this sect; otherwise, an optional purchase.

All Manner of Things

This a must-have for historical fiction fans and book clubs. Finkbeiner joins authors Valerie Fraser Luesse and Lauren K. Denton in tackling tough topics with realistic characters and a gentle touch.

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All the Forgivenesses

This emotional story of deep hardship is told in Bertie’s distinct voice and is recommended for readers who enjoyed Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell and Jane Hamilton’s The Book of Ruth.

The Killing Tide

Pettrey (“Alaskan Courage” series) delivers another outstanding novel filled with romance, mystery, and suspense. Fans of DiAnn Mills, Lynette Eason, and Dee Henderson will be drawn to this book.

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Stay and Fight

In her debut novel, short story writer ffitch (Valparaiso, Round the Horn) dazzles with this irresistible take on a part of modern society largely hidden from view. The unpredictability of her characters and plotlines are deliciously compelling
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Things You Save in a Fire

Center (How To Walk Away) crafts a heartfelt story of growth and the redemptive power of love perfect for fans of women’s fiction, especially works by Jodi Picoult and Elin Hilderbrand.

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The Swallows

Lutz’s many fans will enjoy this, as will those who devour boarding-school novels such as Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep or #metoo revenge stories. [See Prepub Alert, 3/11/19.]
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The Ventriloquists

The narrative is periodically interspersed with an interview in the present between Eliza (Scrivener) and Helene, who was Gamin. Athough readers may occasionally find this complex tale tricky to follow because the development is presented from different perspectives of the principal characters, their persistence will be rewarded. Highly recommended for readers who appreciate fine fiction grounded in history. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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Stars of Alabama

Dietrich is a Southern Garrison Keillor. Fans of the latter and former will be pleased.

Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant

This stunning, engaging work highlights the strength and courage of women who fought for their future against centuries of patriarchy. Perfect for readers interested in seeing how far women have come--and how far they still have yet to go.

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The Nuclear Spies: America’s Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin

This easy-to-read academic book will appeal to those interested in World War II intelligence and atomic history; a strong pairing with Sean Kean’s The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb.

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Moonbound: Apollo 11 and the Dream of Spaceflight

A well-paced yet deep look at the path that led to the first man on the moon, including the early lunar myths, philosophies and fantasies that predated it. Appropriate for those interested in the history of space flight and 20th-century culture. [Previewed in Ingrid Bohnenkamp’s Graphic Novels Spotlight, “Mass Appeal,” LJ 6/19.]

The Last Widow

Another strong novel by Slaughter, with complex characters to root for and an antagonist you hope gets what he deserves. With a well-written, intriguing plot and an edge-of-the-seat ending, this is sure to keep readers up late into the night. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]

Awards and Top Picks, Jul. 10, 2019 | Book Pulse

Midsummer Booklists, Jul. 9, 2019 | Book Pulse

Carnegie Medal Authors Celebrate, Challenge Librarians | ALA Annual 2019

Top 20 Best-Selling Business & Economics Titles | Academic Best Sellers

Gibson, Ide, Krentz, Kristof/WuDunn, Orenstein, Ravitch: Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2020, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

Historical, Topical, Bloody: Mystery Previews, Jan. 2020, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

The Future Is Now: Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2020, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

Don't Call It a Comeback

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

Wicked Good Reads | Genre Spotlight on Horror

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Vanished Children, International Crime: Thriller Previews, Jan. 2020, Pt. 2 | Prepub Alert

The Walking Dead and Page to Screen, Jul. 3, 2019 | Book Pulse

Book Clubs and Booklists, Jul. 2, 2019 | Book Pulse

In and Beyond the Library: GNCRT's State of the Comics Union; Past, Present, and Future | ALA 2019

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Blood of an Exile

Strongly recommended for devoted fantasy readers and a great gateway book for those new to the genre.

Eisner Grant Winners Honored at ALA Annual | ALA 2019

Bivald, Jen, Krivak, & More: Top Fiction Previews, January/February 2020 | Prepub Alert

African American Myth Challenging plus an Astrophysicist’s Memoir of Loss: Top Nonfiction Previews, January/February 2020 | Prepub Alert

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

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Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

Timely, disturbing, and informative; for all collections. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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The Furies

Drugs, sex, magic, and murder infuse this quick-paced read that will entertain teen and adult readers alike, weaving multiple layers of deception. While the characters are not quite fully developed, the relationship dynamics help form a solid story.
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A Pilgrimage of Swords

This grim, succinct tale should find an eager audience among fans of sword-and-sorcery fare and short stories.
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American Magic

This urban fantasy/spy thriller employs magic as just another superweapon, and brings all of the usual suspects to bear in order to stop it, complete with secret societies, evil government officials, and rogue agents accomplishing the mission from the outside. It all makes for a heady, page-turning mix.
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The Reckoning

The action is intense, fast-paced, ever-present, and bloody in this apocalyptic fantasy, and the characters allude to a wide spectrum of peoples and cultures, ranging from ancient Mesopotamia to medieval times. Fans of the first two books in the series will likely enjoy this closer.
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Claiming T-Mo

In writing this story, Bacon (Borderline) employs elegant and poetic language that pulls readers into each different world and experience as felt by the three leading women. Recommended reading for those with an interest in sf, expressive language, and stories that focus on women’s relationships and perspectives.
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Our War

Presenting a dark alternate reality that touches the seams of current events and a possible future, DiLouie (One of Us) offers an uncompromising view of child soldiers and patriotism in conflict. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]
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When the Plums Are Ripe

A Stony Brook literature professor and an award-winning poet, Nganang is a political force whose experiences in Cameroon inform every page of this novel. Some will find it long on screed and short on plot. But for those who appreciate how fiction illuminates history, this book will be an eye-opener. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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A Particular Kind of Black Man

Rhodes scholar and Caine Prize winner Folarin enriches our understanding of cultural identity and race within the caustic malaise that is modern American culture, with shifting memory, shared tradition, and the ineffable foundation of family arising as antidotes. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]
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An Unorthodox Match

Fans of character-driven novels or book clubs ready for thoughtful discussion of any number of topics, including community vs. individual needs, should check out this title. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]
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Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music

Though this meticulously researched volume unearths a few fresh facts, Crawford treads little new ground in retelling the story of this iconic American composer. For anyone unfamiliar with previous Gershwin biographies, such as Howard Pollack’s in-depth George Gershwin. [See Prepub Alert, 3/17/19.]

The Wolf Wants In

McHugh, whose debut, The Weight of Blood, won an International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel, delivers a disturbing story of an entire dysfunctional community affected by opioids. Fans of Julia Keller’s “Bell Elkins” books will appreciate this sobering, hard-hitting mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]
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Knife

Dark, gritty, and clever, this is quintessential Nesbø, a powerhouse of a storyteller. Familiarity with the characters is beneficial, but not required, to appreciate this well-plotted mystery. Series fans will either love or hate this, but either way it’s a must-read. [See Prepub Alert, 1/14/19.]
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Stolen Things

With the current social climate as backdrop, this novel touches on race, homosexuality, police brutality, teenage love, rape, and murder, all within an intense read. Perfect for fans of Karin Slaughter or Lisa Scottoline. [See Prepub Alert, 2/11/19.]
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Bark of Night

Fans of the series will enjoy this latest installment, and newcomers won’t be put off since not too much prior information is required to jump in. One shortcoming of the book is that Truman, the catalyst for the whole plot, is whisked offstage to the Tara Foundation, Carpenters’ dog-rescue center, until his happy ending. [See Prepub Alert, 1/7/19.]
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The Man Who Wouldn’t Die

Jewell is the pseudonym for a Pulitzer Prize–winning technology reporter who throws all his knowledge into a funny if sometimes confusing detective novel. Fitch fits the mold of every hard-bitten, world-weary detective who happens to be gay, with a loving six-foot-two husband at home.
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Lady in the Lake

While short of the adrenaline-fueled suspense of other Lippman stand-alones (Sunburn), this work captures a time and place as it mixes fact with its fiction, plus a protagonist who challenges norms. With its well-drawn characters and lucid prose, this newspaper novel shines. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
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Smokescreen

A thriller with underlying political themes, this novel is sure to appeal to Eve Duncan enthusiasts as well as new readers of the series. [See Prepub Alert, 1/23/19.]
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Twisted at the Root

Hart crafts a satisfying conclusion in her sequel to A Whisper of Bones; it’s obvious why Mystery Writers of America named her a Grand Master. Fans of unreliable narrator mysteries may want to try this one, which has an entire cast of dodgy suspects. [See Prepub Alert, 2/4/19.]
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