Nonfiction Round-Up (6/10/20)

For today’s nonfiction round-up we have an eclectic examination of migration in the face of climate change, an untold economic story of Russia’s current power system, and a groundbreaking take on medicine and wellness to increase healthspan and lifespan. THE NEXT GREAT MIGRATION: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move by Sonia Shah […]

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Booklist’s Top 10 Health and Wellness

Booklist explores public and private well-being in their Top 10 Health and Wellness books of the past year, including 3 Macmillan titles! ELDERHOOD: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life by Louise Aronson As revelatory as Atul Gawande’s BEING MORTAL, physician and award-winning author Louise Aronson’s ELDERHOOD is an essential, empathetic look at a vital but […]

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September 2018 Nonfiction

September 2018 Nonfiction

From history to education to health, these new titles are perfect for your shelves: HEART: A History by Sandeep Jauhar An ALA Annual 2018 “Read n’ Rave” Pick! “Deftly alternating between key historical episodes and his own work, cardiologist Jauhar tells the colorful and little-known story of the doctors who risked their careers and the […]

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August 2018 All-Stars

August 2018 All-Stars

We’re seeing stars for these forthcoming mysteries & nonfiction science titles! THE DARKNESS by Ragnar Jónasson “A complex, fascinating mix of Icelandic community and alienation, atmospheric tension, and timely issues (immigrant exploitation and vigilante justice), Jónasson’s latest series is another must-read for crime fans who follow the work of Arnaldur Indridason and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir.” — […]

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ALA Annual 2018 Adult Book Buzz Titles

ALA Annual 2018 Adult Book Buzz Titles

We hope you enjoyed our Booze + Book Buzz at ALA Annual! For those who were #alaleftbehind, here’s everything we buzzed about: NINE PERFECT STRANGERS* by Liane Moriarty | November 6, 2018 | 9781250069825 KINGDOM OF THE BLIND* by Louise Penny | November 27, 2018 | 9781250066206 FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED POLITICS* by […]

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Thriller Thursday (4/19/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (4/19/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday, friends! First, some nice news: the Albany Public Library Foundation has named Frankie Y. Bailey (THE RED QUEEN DIES; WHAT THE FLY SAW) a 2018 Literary Legends honoree. A gala honoring Bailey and others will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Albany Public Library’s historic Howe Branch. Don’t forget to […]

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2018 Community Reads Recommendations

2018 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable. The updated catalog for 2018 is now available and features titles such as: WHEN […]

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Murder, Medicine, and a Female Longmire

Murder, Medicine, and a Female Longmire

Happy #ThrillerThursday to: THE BUTCHERING ART: Joseph Lister’s Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine by Lindsey Fitzharris A Publishers Weekly Fall 2017 Top 10 Science Book with two starred reviews! “British science writer Fitzharris slices into medical history with this excellent biography of Joseph Lister… She infuses her thoughtful and finely crafted […]

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Friday Reads: Science & Medicine

Friday Reads: Science & Medicine

Today’s #FridayReads delve into the miracles of modern medicine and the Ebola epidemic: MERCIES IN DISGUISE: A Story of Hope, a Family’s Genetic Destiny, and the Science That Rescued Them by Gina Kolata An April 2017 Indie Next pick and one of Publishers Weekly‘s Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2017! In this work of narrative […]

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Sneak Peek: April 2017 Indie Next List

Sneak Peek: April 2017 Indie Next List

The April 2017 Indie Next list includes four Macmillan titles! THE RIVER OF KINGS by Taylor Brown Two starred reviews! Two brothers travel a storied river’s past and present in search of the truth about their father’s death in the second novel by the acclaimed author of FALLEN LAND. “Drawing comparisons to James Dickey’s DELIVERANCE […]

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