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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Nature and Animals (8/27/20)

A scientist tracks an elusive owl in eastern Russia + a world where animals deal with an all-too-familiar human landscape = today’s nature and animals round-up. OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. Slaght 2 starred reviews! “An American scientist chronicles his travels through […]

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Day’s YA: THE SILVERED SERPENTS

Hellooooo, YA pals! It’s the middle of summer, but we’re bundling up for a trip to the frozen Siberian tundra! THE SILVERED SERPENTS by Roshani Chokshi9781250144577Available September 22, 2020 from Wednesday BooksAges 12 – 18E-galley available on Edelweiss and NetGalley WARNING: Spoilers for THE GILDED WOLVES below!! When Severin and his team were searching for […]

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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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