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Whole Person Librarianship: A Social Work Approach to Patron Services

This is a well-researched and practical guide recommended for those in the library and social worker professions.
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Library Management 101: A Practical Guide

While the field is crowded, this updated edition is a solid primer for new library managers. It will appeal to those looking for a broad understanding of the theory and best practices of library management.

Personal Librarians: Building Relationships for Student Success

All librarians will find useful ideas here, particularly library administrators marketing their institution’s value to the community. Essential for every collection.

Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Guide for Academic Libraries

Required reading for all librarians, particularly those in K–12 and academic libraries, and a solid choice for all educational professionals.
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Library Web Development: Beyond Tips and Tricks

Though Bengtson offers many introductory resources throughout the book, this title is not intended to be a primer or introduction to web development. Library staff who are mostly self-trained web developers will likely find this helpful in navigating the dynamic and complex web development landscape.

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New Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs To Know: A LITA Guide

Those looking to understand current technological trends, especially in academic libraries, will find this a valuable text. Readers seeking a more expansive discussion may also want to consult Peter D. Fernandez and Kelly Tilton’s Applying Library Values to Emerging Technology.
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Libraries and Gardens: Growing Together

Would-be gardeners will find practical resources for new projects, and libraries that already have gardens will discover constructive ideas and advice.
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Beyond Banned Books: Defending Intellectual Freedom Throughout Your Library

Readers will appreciate Pekoll’s authoritative, clear discussion. Invaluable to anyone interested in resisting censorship attempts on all varieties of resources.
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The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership, Management and Team Working

A handy primer and quick reference on library management and leadership.

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Before the Ballot: Building Political Support for Library Funding

Essential for librarians, library employees, and board members who don’t want to be left in the dust when it comes to funding.
 
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Community Technology Projects: Making Them Work

While community technology projects present multiple challenges, Heller demonstrates that they can succeed with effort and a willingness to adapt. For library technology managers, scholars, and project managers.
 
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Instructional Design for LIS Professionals: A Guide for Teaching Librarians and Information Science Professionals

This practical, straightforward guide is highly recommended for those following in Geoffrey Chaucer’s footsteps who would gladly learn and gladly teach.

The Unimaginable Journey of Peter Ertel

A must-see for anyone with an interest in WWII or military history.

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Conversations with Leading Academic and Research Library Directors: International Perspectives on Library Management

This is a fascinating look at the kinds of "mind-set, skill sets" academic libraries and librarians need to excel in the 21st century. For library science students and professionals seeking a worldwide perspective on the essential values of academic librarianship.
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Obsession

Wealthy New Orleans real estate developer Michael Courtland (Cliff Robertson) loses his wife, Elizabeth (Genevieve Bujold), and nine-year-old daughter during a bungled kidnap rescue...
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Purdah

A multilayered chronicle that highlights many of the challenges facing young women worldwide, this will appeal to those concerned with women's rights and the global climate for women's sports.
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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will To Survive

Recommended to listeners with an interest in contemporary working conditions and those who enjoyed Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed. ["An illuminating read that should inspire outrage, hope, and change": LJ 12/18 review of the Hachette hc.]
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Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

A fascinating film about a flawed man who shares his point of view, literally, this could inspire future photojournalists or anyone with a camera to look past the selfie and toward creating a narrative with a picture. [See Trailers, LJ Winter 2018.]
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No Offence: Series 2

Fast-moving and entertaining, No Offence features an outstandingly strong female cast. Recommended for viewers who enjoy a particular style of British irreverence.
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Successful Campus Outreach for Academic Libraries: Building Community Through Collaboration

Outreach librarians will appreciate the variety of institutions represented and the scope of activities described.
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Charly

Experimental brain surgery makes a genius out of a mentally challenged man who cannot outwit a mouse, but his emotional development does not keep up in Ralph Nelson's big-screen adaptation of the classic Daniel Keyes short story-cum-novel Flowers for Algernon...
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The Post

Fans of dystopian fiction or The Walking Dead will enjoy this title.
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The Dreamers

This dreamlike novel with sf overtones blends philosophical musings on dreams and the nature of reality with human interest stories that keep listeners riveted. Recommended for readers seeking an unusual and fanciful story told in elegant prose. ["A satisfying, suspenseful page-turner that leaves readers curious about the possibility of dreams": LJ 9/15/18 review of the Random hc.]
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Domina: The Women Who Made Imperial Rome

Though written for general consumption, this work will be of value to academics as well.
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Gift

Recommended for art and philosophy lovers. This film is especially valuable for its profile of the late Alfred (1981–2016).
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Information Literacy for Today's Diverse Students

Although containing useful elements, this work is limited by its basis in superseded learning theories.
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The Guilty

Reassigned to emergency dispatching duties while awaiting a disciplinary hearing, a sidelined cop (Jakob Cedergren) at the end of his shift gets a frantic call from a woman being abducted by her husband...
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Poetry in America: Season 1

Viewers should freely sample the videos from the series website if they are still unconvinced that poetry discussions can be that fascinating. A quality addition to libraries' literature collections.
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Angry Inuk

This beautifully shot production makes a strong case to viewers. However, the argument is complex, and the group's resources are tiny and no match for the organizations that apparently intend to stop all commercial seal hunting.
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Berlin Alexanderplatz

Recently released from prison for murdering a prostitute, Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht) tries hard to go straight by taking a series a menial jobs in Depression-era Germany...
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When Giants Fall

This film is often difficult to watch. Though elephants have survived for two million years, human ambition for unlimited wealth and living space seem to be dooming these intelligent social behemoths. Environmentalists of all stripes will be intrigued.
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Black Leopard, Red Wolf

This challenging book rewards listeners willing to commit time and mental energy to contemplating the meaning of truth, the consequences of decisions, and the depths of pain. Unfortunately, the many maps and lists of characters that appear in the print and ebooks are not available here. ["An unglorified if gloriously delivered story that feels eminently real despite the hobgoblins": LJ 2/19 starred review of the Riverhead hc.]
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The Silent Patient

The book is receiving much-deserved buzz, but the audio production and exceptional narration make the characters feel real. ["Dark, edgy, and compulsively readable": LJ 11/1/18 review of the Celadon hc.]
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The Bird King

An emotional and often melancholy historical fantasy that will appeal to fans of Guy Gavriel Kay and Helene Wecker.
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Horse Speak: The Equine-Human Translation Guide; First Conversations

Particularly useful to therapeutic riding instructors, horse rescue workers, and anyone who likes to spend time around horses.
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Exorcist II: The Heretic Collector's Edition

This unusual sequel by visionary director Boorman delivers a powerful view of a world in which science, magic, and religion combine as an antidote to demonic horrors. Imperfections exist in editing and script, but the results remain boldly evocative.
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Chef Flynn

An examination of talent, ambition, maturity, and parent-child interaction in the context of exquisite cuisine.
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Elizabeth I and Her Enemies

Fans of the History Channel as well as readers who have devoured the novels of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir will be equally entertained.
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Left Behind America

The documentary sums up the region's problems astutely and is highly recommended to everyone with an interest in the region or the nation's economy overall.
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Yellowstone: Season 1

Complicated, violent, and tension-filled, this series for adults should appeal to Western fans as well as those who enjoy family drama.
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No Date, No Signature

A forensic pathologist (Amir Aghaee) blames himself when the boy he injured in a car accident turns up in the morgue, in spite of an autopsy showing food poisoning as the most probable cause of death...
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Move! Dance Your Life

Recommended for most dance collections.

Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

Highly recommended for anyone looking for adventure stories or tales of Wild West history. ["Fans of Dodge City and general readers will find this detail-laden volume appealing": Xpress Reviews 12/21/18 review of the St. Martin's hc.]

Daisy Jones & the Six

Music fans will be captivated, as will readers of character-driven fiction, not to mention the audience acknowledged in Daisy's Grammy speech—"all of you out there hung up on somebody or something"—that is, most listeners. Enthusiastically recommended. ["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": LJ 3/19 review of the Random hc.]

The Last Thing You Surrender

Impeccably researched, this compelling historical novel, with its important message about social justice, is essential for fiction collections.

The Magnificent Ambersons

A must-have for serious collections—appealing to casual TCM fans even if best treasured by die-hard film buffs. [See Trailers, LJ 10/1/18.]

The Perfect Predator: A Scientist's Race To Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug

This story of a life and death fight against an antibiotic-resistant superbug is pertinent to every person on the planet and written to be accessible to a general audience. Both fiction and nonfiction fans will relish this story.

Rediscovering Travel: A Guide for the Globally Curious

Fans of Kugel's work in the Times or his YouTube channel "Amigo Gringo" or Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, as well as anyone looking for unique travel experiences, will truly enjoy this fun audiobook.

Death Is Hard Work

Powerful and poignant, this audiobook is very highly recommended for adult fiction collections. ["Flawlessly translated and exquisitely written, this novel from the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Prize is a genuine tour de force as well as a thoughtful and provocative examination of what it means to be alive": Xpress Reviews 4/19/19 starred review of the Farrar hc.]

Parkland: Inside Building 12

Strongly recommended for public libraries, as well as education and history collections. Some of the film is graphic, and before viewing, students would need preparation, especially high school classes.

Transforming Libraries To Serve Graduate Students

An excellent resource for any library that serves graduate and professional students.

King of Stage: The Woodie King Jr. Story; The Star Maker

Like all great stories, they are best when told by those who lived them. An essential addition for all collections.

Good Riddance

A treat for Lipman followers, this romantic comedy/caper will divert anyone seeking clever but warmhearted fiction (e.g., Cathleen Schine), as well as fans of classic screwball comedies. Ideal for public libraries. ["Funny, warm, sharp, smart, and full of love for family, no matter how flawed": LJ 12/18 review of the Houghton Harcourt hc.]

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Rescuing Ladybugs: Inspirational Encounters with Animals That Changed the World

This book will appeal to animal lovers and is a first-rate addition to library environmental and science collections. In addition, teachers can use this book to stimulate zoological, conservation, and geographical discussions.
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Fire & Blood

Recommended for the most die-hard of "Ice and Fire" fans craving more depth and backstory for the long-running series.

Doctor Who: The Complete Eleventh Series

Fans of Doctor Who will be overjoyed by Whittaker's portrayal as the memorable title character. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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And Then They Came for Us

Though both films address important history, Resistance at Tule Lake goes deeper and brings lesser-known stories to light. Recommended for historians and World War II buffs.
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Shoplifters

The father and preteen boy in a multigenerational Tokyo clan compensate for a meager household income by shoplifting...
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In the Heat of the Night

Stopping at a Mississippi town for a train layover, Philadelphia detective Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) is pressed into helping the local police chief (Rod Steiger) solve a touchy murder case...
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The Process

A valuable addition to acting, directing, and general theater collections; an entertaining film for all libraries.
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Watching You

Recommended for the thriller/suspense collection of public libraries. ["Jewell weaves a taut multiperspective, domestic/community suspense story that is sure to please fans of Ruth Ware and A.J. Finn": LJ 11/15/18 starred review of the Atria hc.]
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

A college student (Anamaria Marinca) goes to great lengths to help her desperate roommate (Laura Vasiliu) get an illegal abortion in Cristian Mungiu's (Beyond the Hills; Graduation) humanizing story about a dilemma usually framed in political terms...
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Instinct: Season One

TV crime junkies who need a new binge-worthy series will find Instinct to be just the ticket. [See Trailers, LJ 11/1/18.]
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Pick of the Litter: A Service Dogumentary

This well-done program is sure to be a welcome addition to public library collections for families and young adults. High recommended.
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American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

All libraries, both public and academic, should consider. ["Ellis's compelling historical examples and astute analysis will raise questions and ignite debate. This work should be read by academics and general readers alike": LJ 10/1/18 starred review of the Knopf hc.]
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Iranian Cinema: Before and After the Revolution; Three Documentaries

With plenty of revealing film clips, intelligent commentary, and surprisingly frank viewpoints from Iranian filmmakers.
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Christmas at Rosemont

A cut above the usual sentimental holiday movie; suitable for public libraries. [See Trailers, LJ 11/1/18.]
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Ocean Cities: Exploring Our Connection to the Sea

Environmental change is challenging all coastal cities to develop strategies to live with the sea for the long term. For all viewers.
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The Foreigner's Home: Toni Morrison at the Louvre

An intriguing glimpse into Morrison's intellectual and artistic vision and how art can elicit powerful conversations about the human condition.
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The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction

This valuable resource lets public librarians move beyond a narrow approach to readers' advisory and become more open to a wide range of possibilities.
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3rd Night

This effective microbudget slasher emphasizes mystery over gore to create crackerjack tension.
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The Far Field

That breathtaking story—even enhanced by Mathan's empathic reading—turns sucker-punch when Shalini's naïve entitlement and blinding privilege lead the story into devastating predictability. ["Narrating Shalini's journey in chapters that alternate between past and present and utilizing strong characterizations throughout, Vijay has crafted an engaging, suspenseful, and impressive debut": LJ Winter 2018 review of the Grove hc.]
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The Hunting Party

Recommend to listeners who loved Ruth Ware's In a Dark, Dark Wood or other character-driven suspense. ["Agatha Christie fans will shiver as they imagine themselves in snow-covered woods, silence amplifying their fear of not knowing…who might be next to die": LJ Xpress Reviews 1/25/19 review of the Harper hc.]
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Impulso

A shock and surprise to many aficionados of flamenco but an appealing inclusion to any serious dance collection, though the price might be prohibitive for many libraries.
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Washington Square

The only child of wealthy Dr...
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A Chef's Life: The Final Harvest (Our Finest Yet)

Newcomers to the series will be immediately smitten, while longtime fans will savor every moment of this superbly produced finale.
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Your Technology Outreach Adventure: Tools for Human-Centered Problem Solving

Recommended not just for those planning technology outreach but for librarians involved in any kind of programming, procedure changes, and project implementations at any size or type of library.

Capitalism in America: A History

Highly recommended for all public libraries. ["Although this collaborative project is fairly lengthy, the engaging writing style will appeal to many readers, especially those with a desire to understand better past events as well as readers seeking knowledge about how economists develop forecasts": LJ 10/1/18 starred review of the Penguin hc.]
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Ancient Civilizations of North America

This book will appeal to listeners with or without an archaeological background who want to know more about ancient civilizations in North America. Recommended.
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The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?

An easy introduction to Fleming's cautionary but optimistic assessment of the future. Redefining Prosperity (2017) presents the story of how Nevada City, CA, created its version of a community-based economy.
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Hidden: Series 1

As a police procedural, this atmospheric miniseries is a cut above the competition; for audiences who enjoy suspenseful crime dramas.
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Shampoo

For movie fans interested in revisiting a significant if not quite classic 1970s-era film. [See Trailers, LJ 9/1/18.]
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Genesis 2.0

Equal parts thought provoking and frightening, Genesis 2.0 takes viewers deep into the world of synthetic biology.
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The Apparition

A dedicated journalist (Vincent Lindon) recovering from a traumatic injury agrees to assist a Vatican-directed team investigating the claim of a teen novitiate (Galatéa Bellugi) to have witnessed an apparition of the Virgin Mary...
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Using Twitter To Build Communities: A Primer for Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Recommended for those interested in developing a more robust social media program geared toward community engagement.
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Breakfast with Einstein: The Exotic Physics of Everyday Objects

Orzel opens the door to a better understanding of the fascinating world of the strange spookiness, the weirdnesses, and the inexplicable paradoxes that make up the quantum world.

Far from the Tree

Highly recommended for educators, medical professionals, caretakers, and loved ones and friends of those who are "different."
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Hobbyhorse Revolution: Special Edition

The tag line is "Never stop doing what you love," and the filmmakers waste no time in demonstrating why that is so important, using this most unlikely pastime.
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The Relevant Library: Essays on Adapting to Changing Needs

Academic, public, and school librarians seeking to refresh their outreach services will find some inspiration here, as the contributions cover such a wide range of subjects, user groups, and settings.
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The Third Murder

Winner of seven Japanese Academy Awards, Hirokazu Kore-eda's (Like Father, Like Son; After the Storm) "murder mystery" unfolds more like a psychological thriller owing to an accused (Koji Yakusho) who, much to the consternation of his lawyer (Masaharu Fukuyama), keeps changing his story after having confessed...
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Full Circle: Circle of Dust; The Birth, Death & Rebirth of Circle of Dust

An ultimately uplifting film not only about Circle of Dust but also about committing to creativity and continuing through adversity. Recommended for any fan of industrial music and the mid-1990s alternative music scene.
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Ghost Stories

A carefully paced modern take on traditional tales of phantoms and monsters, with some nifty, reality-rending twists and unusual filmmaking sleight of hand, the film delivers scares and dramatic storytelling equally. [See Trailers, LJ 8/18.]
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To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story

This moving documentary is a must-see for students of history and anyone interested in World War II and the Holocaust.
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TVTV: Video Revolutionaries

Former members recall their hits and misses, proudly noting the roles of actor-comedian Bill Murray and future director Harold Ramis, plus their mixed legacy as reality TV pioneers.
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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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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.]
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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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River Bodies

A solid first in a series. Recommended to fans of CJ Tudor's The Chalk Man. ["An engaging, solid mystery that will captivate lovers of the genre, especially those drawn to regional settings": LJ 11/1/18 review of the Thomas & Mercer hc.]
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