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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Book Buzzes with ALMA (5/26/20)

All your favorite library marketers have teamed up to bring you Bite-Sized Book Buzzes, straight to your screens. This week combines the political machinations and backstabbing of A GAME OF THRONES with the impeccably researched historical fiction of Phillippa Gregory in a wild, seductive, and dangerous ride of historical fiction in Ellen Alpsten’s debut, TSARINA. […]

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Forthcoming #FridayReads: TSARINA

Samantha Slavin here, and I am so excited to introduce today’s Forthcoming #FridayReads, Ellen Alpsten’s debut, TSARINA–the first and only (historical) account of how serf Marta became Empress Catherine, the first woman to ever rule Russia. TSARINA is Marta’s story, a child born out of wedlock and into devastating poverty. Her life changes when she […]

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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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Day’s YA – ECHO NORTH

Happy Friday, YA librarians! Spring is around the corner (or so they say…), but the setting in this fairy tale retelling is as frigid as they come. Bundle up! ECHO NORTH by Joanna Ruth Meyer9781624147159Ages 14 And UpAvailable now from Page Street Kids As a child, Echo Alkaev was brutally attacked by a wolf. Her […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (2/20/19)

Nonfiction Round-Up (2/20/19)

From American imperialism and the WWII Home Front, to an essay collection and a Russian cross-country adventure–check out today’s nonfiction picks: THE DARKEST YEAR: The American Home Front 1941-1942 by William K. Klingaman Two starred reviews! “This thoroughly researched and accessible text will prove elucidating to anyone curious about social history, World War II, or […]

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Fall for Nonfiction

Fall for Nonfiction

Fall for nonfiction with new books from Bill O’Reilly and Russell Brand, plus a couple of excellent memoirs: KILLING ENGLAND: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence by Bill O’Reilly, Martin Dugard O’Reilly and Dugard’s bestselling history series continues with the story of the Revolutionary War, told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas […]

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New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

New York Times Summer Reading Recommendations

The gray lady recently revealed several Summer 2017 reading lists in mystery, horror, graphic novels, and more, including these 10 Macmillan titles: True Crime (full list) In his lively literary biography ARTHUR AND SHERLOCK: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, Michael Sims traces the real-life inspiration for the first “scientific detective” to the renowned […]

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New Historical Fiction

New Historical Fiction

Happy Monday, friends! We’re kicking off the week with these two new historical novels: THE TYPEWRITER’S TALE by Michiel Heyns A novel told from the perspective of Henry James’s fictional typist, Frieda Wroth, who becomes caught up in the friendships and rivalries at James’s house. “Faithfully re-created real-life individuals mix well with authentically drawn fictitious […]

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Seeing Stars

Seeing Stars

What do these 5 books have in common? They’ve all received more than one starred review! BORNE by Jeff VanderMeer — 3 stars! “VanderMeer, author of the acclaimed Southern Reach trilogy, has made a career out of eluding genre classifications, and with BORNE he essentially invents a new one. Reading like a dispatch from a […]

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