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Talented Ripleys: Top Picks for Suspense Fiction Fans | The Reader's Shelf

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Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism

This practical work casts a wide-enough net over relevant topics and examples to be richly informative, while still managing to be straightforward in its style. York offers a solid entry point for those who have been following ongoing issues relating to the intersection of politics and technology.


Readers will keep turning the pages to fit the pieces of the puzzle together in this twisty, complex “Alex Delaware” title (after The Museum of Desire). Delaware and Sturgis are always smart and entertaining, and, with a bit of assistance from Blanche the French bulldog and Robin, Alex’s significant other, they will follow the serpentine path to a surprising solution.

The Heiress: The Revelations of Anne de Bourgh

Treading lightly on beloved Austen ground, Greeley’s storytelling is intricate, masterly, and delightfully imaginative. Highly recommended for Austen fans as well as readers of period fiction.

Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph

This unique book gives attention to Black entrepreneurs and highlights communities that are often missing in popular narratives of business culture. Readers will find it frustrating, inspiring, and revelatory.

Animals’ Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild

This interesting work is often troubling to read, yet it’s important in showing how people can compassionately care for the animals that share out planet. It will especially appeal to animal rights activists and readers who enjoyed Carl Safina’s Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.

Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning

This useful distillation of the life philosophy of Navy SEALs can be used by anyone. Combining biography, business, and self-help, Hayes’s account will be welcome in library collections where patrons are looking for personal and professional guidance.

Murder with a View

Readers who appreciate house-flipping television shows and country music will love this exploration of Nashville. A nosy pet and great human characters make this a worthy buy.

The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues

An engaging parable on the power of intention for the musically and mystically inclined.

A History of the Human Brain: From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR, How Our Brain Evolved

A crash course on human evolution and more specifically, the myriad influences that shaped the development of our brain. Recommended for anyone interested in understanding the pivotal moments in the evolution of our species that contributed to creating the humans we are today.

Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

An ambitious work of great complexity and depth. For scholars and interested readers, particularly in Black studies, but also music, anthropology, and archival studies.

Kamala’s Way: An American Life

This book will find its audiences among Harris fans and California politics readers. Those seeking more details about Harris’s personal life will relish her memoir, The Truths We Hold.

The Philosophy of Spider-Man

This garishly eye-catching book is no doubt intended for well-meaning gift givers, but DK’s various Spider-Man books would better serve that purpose.

Mend It, Wear It, Love It! Stitch Your Way to a Sustainable Wardrobe

Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels will find this book a useful addition to their collections.

Boston Public Library Partners with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to Make Historical Images Available For Use in Wikipedia; Single Largest Batch of Uploads Ever Contributed to Wikimedia Commons

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Boston Public Library Partners with Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) to Make Historical Images Available For Use in Wikipedia; Single Largest Batch of Uploads Ever Contributed to Wikimedia Commons

Shared Print: Center For Research Libraries (CRL) Joins The Partnership and The Rosemont Alliance; Virginia’s Academic Library Consortium (VIVA) Joins The Partnership

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Boston Public Library Announces Repairing America Initiative to “Help Bridge Gaps That Divide America”

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Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas

Lovato’s revealing story enables us to look within minds and hearts that have been molded by immigrants’ experiences in their home country and their adopted one. A worthwhile account that brings a personal face to a complex, nuanced issue.

A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America’s Wildest Peak

From the Texas frontier to North America’s tallest peak, this balanced biography of Hudson Stuck offers provide plenty of adventure, setbacks, turmoil, and seeking a way to impact the world, and will engage

Black Boy Out of Time

An unflinchingly honest assessment of the ways in which the lives and experiences of Black children are devalued. Recommended for readers interested in anti-racism.

I Want To Be Where the Normal People Are

A relatable and touching memoir that will resonate both with Bloom’s fans and those unfamiliar with her work.

The Moonsteel Crown

This dark and gritty fantasy is recommended for readers wanting the scope of an epic with the grittiness of grimdark urban fantasy. It will be loved by those who are looking for stories that exhibit all the darkness at the heart of “Game of Thrones” set in the mean streets of the grittiest of fantasy cities, and/or those who like antihero protagonists stuck in a morally gray area.


Springora widens her scope to indict not only Matzneff, but the French cultural elite that so readily enables and excuses his behavior. A fierce account from a woman hoping to wrest her story back. Recommended reading.

The Breaker

Fans of Petrie’s previous “Ash” novels and Lee Child’s “Jack Reacher” series will fly through this exciting story and wait eagerly for the next installment.

The Wife Upstairs

With an even darker twist, this novel delivers a one-of-a-kind take on a well-known gothic tale. In addition to the suspenseful story line, the distorted love triangle and the impassivity of the Thornfield residents will have readers feeling simultaneously discombobulated and fulfilled. Recommended for all library mystery collections.

Mainstream Maverick: John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema

Though the narrative is at times dry, readers interested in a serious study of Hughes and 1980s cinema will enjoy this engaging book, which serves as a solid companion piece to Susannah Gora’s You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried.

Leave No Trace

Fans of the series and fans of dog-focused mysteries will enjoy this outing with plenty of details of the workings of search dog teams as well as lots of local and historical color.

Grace & Steel: Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the Women of the Bush Dynasty

Similar to Taraborrelli’s other books, this is a gossipy read for those who enjoy biography.

Fears of a Setting Sun

Though Written primarily for history lovers, this thought-provoking book may strike a chord with others as well.

Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature

Though the writing sometimes appears to be unpolished, Lee offers some interesting commentary on life. These essays may appeal to readers interested in writing and mental health.

Before She Disappeared

Fans of this incredible author, police procedurals, timely immigrant stories, strong determined women, and tales that are not tied up with a pretty bow at the end will not be able to get enough of this intense page-turner.

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