Spotlight on U.S. (9/2/20)

Today’s spotlight on America is as varied as the country itself, with a memoir of growing up in a paper mill town, a Russian-American political history, graphic journalism following a refugee family, a humorous take on the 50 states, a call for national unity, and a history of American authoritarianism. MILL TOWN: Reckoning with What […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (10/30/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (10/30/19)

How to fight back for fundamental American rights + all about every zodiac sign + the Radical Right = this week’s #NonfictionRoundUp WHEN THEY COME FOR YOU: How Police and Government Are Trampling Our Liberties – and How to Take Them Back by David Kirby “Kirby names names, brings receipts, and delivers a remarkably apolitical […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (9/4/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (9/4/19)

Shadow wars + the power of emotions + OBAMA + becoming the best you + the life of a magazine mogul–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up! THE RUSSIA TRAP: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Nuclear Catastrophe by George S. Beebe The former head of CIA’s Russia analysis shows how Washington and Moscow […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/24/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (4/24/19)

A call for female empowerment, the importance of moral journalism, navigation as a foundation of humanity, and an undiscovered lost civilization–welcome to today’s nonfiction round-up! THE MOMENT OF LIFT: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates “At a time when beneficial globalization is being threatened by nationalism, and women’s rights are in danger […]

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It’s #PubDay! (11/27/18)

It’s #PubDay! (11/27/18)

A LibraryReads Hall of Famer, the sitting Senator of Vermont, and the former editor-in-chief of Guardian News and Media…welcome to this week’s #PubDay celebration! KINGDOM OF THE BLIND: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny  Two starred reviews!  LibraryReads Hall of Fame Author  December 2018 Indie Next Pick  Amazon.com Best Books of the Year  […]

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November 2017 Nonfiction

November 2017 Nonfiction

November brings a bounty of excellent new nonfiction to your library’s shelves! PROMISE ME, DAD: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose by Joe Biden The vice president pens a deeply moving memoir about the most challenging professional and personal year in which he lost his son to brain cancer. “The book is a backstage […]

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Stars & TV News for I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE

Stars & TV News for I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE

Washington Post reporter Souad Mekhennet is a German-born Muslim of Moroccan and Turkish descent, and she uses the balance between the Muslim and Western sides of her life to provide a mediating voice between these cultures, which too often misunderstand each other. Souad’s memoir, I WAS TOLD TO COME ALONE: My Journey Behind the Lines […]

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The Giant 2016 Graphic Novel Roundup!

The Giant 2016 Graphic Novel Roundup!

The saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and that’s certainly true of graphic novels. Thanks to comic book characters dominating pop culture, the format has been enjoying a boom and readers are coming to the medium in droves. Publishers Weekly recently profiled graphic novel publisher Papercutz, which publishes between 50 and 60 […]

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Friday Reads: Starred Nonfiction

Friday Reads: Starred Nonfiction

Kick off the weekend with these multi-starred nonfiction books! CONSEQUENCE by Eric Fair A B&N Winter 2016 Discover Great New Writers pick! “In this harrowing memoir, Fair, an interrogator at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, expands on his 2007 Washington Post editorial, in which he countered the claim that detainee abuse was a rare, […]

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