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Passing by Michael Korda Book Resume:
It was a warm April in Pleasant Valley when Margaret Korda, normally a fearless horsewoman, dropped her horsewhip while she was riding. Such a mild slip was easy to ignore, but when other troubling symptoms accumulated, she confided to her husband, "Michael, I think something serious is wrong with me." Within a few rapid weeks, the fiercely independent, former fashion model was diagnosed with brain cancer, while Michael, once reliant on her steeliness, became her caregiver, deciphering bewildering medical reports and packing her beloved toiletries for the hospital. An operation performed by a renowned surgeon allowed Margaret to ride her favorite competition horse Logan go Bragh a few more times, but Margaret's tumors quickly returned--leaving her to grapple with the reality of impending death. In rapturous prose, Korda, a modern- day Orpheus, braids her heroic story with heartrending details of their final year together. Passing, a tender memoir, is a testament to the transcendent possibilities of love.
The Library Journal Guide to E-reference Resources by Mirela Roncevic,Francine Fialkoff Book Resume:
Overwhelmed by the number of electronic reference resources available? Having difficulty selecting the very best tools for your library? Find the help you've been waiting for in this premier co-publication from Library Journal and Neal-Schuman. This indispensable new guide is armed with concise, easily digestible ratings from an authoritative dream-team of practicing librarians and information professionals. E-Reference Ratings test drives 180 resources in 14 subject areas, from Arts to Science to Technology and everything in between. Each subject category is matched with an easy-to-understand chart that ranks tools from one to four stars, in 7 categories including Scope, Writing, Design, Bells and Whistles, Ease of Use, Linking and Value. Additional, in-depth descriptions of each tool are included, and a multitude of added features, including contributor biographies and exhaustive indexes, will earn this guide a spot at every reference desk.
Jump by Terra Little Book Resume:
Killing her grandmother was a choice Helena Hunter made all by herself, but she wasn't thinking about the consequences of her actions when she pulled the trigger. Back home after eight years in prison, she finds that the little girl she left behind is now a teenage stranger who thinks her mother might be a monster. The family members who labeled her the black sheep want her to forget the fact that they all played a part in her downfall. And the wonder of being free again is overshadowed by the fear of a future filled with uncertainty.
Daykeeper by Ran Walke Book Resume:
WINNER OF THE 2019 INDIE AUTHOR OF THE YEAR AWARD (INDIE AUTHOR PROJECT) WINNER OF THE 2019 BCALA FICTION EBOOK AWARD WINNER OF THE 2018 VIRGINIA INDIE AUTHOR PROJECT AWARD (ADULT FICTION) Ed Nelson is struggling to recover from the devastating loss of his wife to cancer. As Ed’s depression begins to deepen, his older brother steps in to help him make the critical changes necessary to bring him back from the brink. Into this new environment walks Tanya, a woman half his age, who immediately reminds him of his late wife. Ed and Tanya develop an unlikely friendship, but as things quickly evolve into something more intimate, he must now confront what it means to be a widower making sense of a life full of new and unexpected complications.
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins Book Resume:
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship. Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book. “A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author), The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself. Prepare to fall under its spell.
Better Library Design by Rebecca T. Miller,Barbara A. Genco Book Resume:
Few librarians build more than one library in their careers and renovating or building a whole new library is a very expensive investment. Thus, new or refurbished structures need to be fresh and up to date. While some librarians have the means to visit exemplary buildings as they develop their own library’s master plan, most library leaders and stakeholders won’t actually see the full range of potential projects. Hence, this unique book is both a resource and a brainstorm prompt. It helps library leaders and key stakeholders surface the ideal programmatic aspects that drive exciting design, and offer recent design solutions that have been effectively implemented. Better Library Design: Ideas from Library Journal identifies and celebrates the top trends in library design, capturing current state and provides an authoritative overview for those planning their own projects. This is a colorful, high content survey of dynamic library building projects completed in the last five years, in both public and academic settings. Anchored by Library Journal’s New Landmark Libraries competition, here is the nation’s best examples of innovative, functional, appealing design --- all in glorious full-color so you’ll be both inspired and informed as you make important design choices.
The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication by Rachel Singer Gordon Book Resume:
One of the ways librarians maintain the integrity of their profession is through the creation of a robust body of professional literature. In The Librarian's Guide to Writing for Publication, Rachel Singer Gordon speaks to the hidden genius in each of us. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: queries and proposals; increasing your odds of publication; networking and collaboration; marketing and promotion; and the particular demands of authorship in an electronic environment. An appendix contains interviews with several library publishers and editors, covering the gamut of publication outlets. This is a one-stop guide for librarians at any stage of their publishing career.
Scales on Censorship by Pat R. Scales Book Resume:
Scales on Censorship: Real Life Lessons from School Library Journal contains Pat R. Scales collected columns, all written in response to active book challenges or questions of intellectual freedom and library ethics. These columns have a ripped from the headlines immediacy even as they reflect the core values and policies of librarianship. They are organized by topic and each is framed with a brief new introductory essay. Scales’ powerful reputation and practical ethically-based solutions has made her a key spokesperson and support for librarians working under a censorship siege.
School Library Journal's Best by Lillian N. Gerhardt,Marilyn Lea Miller,Thomas W. Downen Book Resume:
A selection of articles published in "School Library Journal," magazine between 1954 and 1995, discussing a variety of issues of importance to children's, young adult, and school librarians.
The Corpus Conundrum by Albert A. Bell, Jr. Book Resume:
While out hunting, Pliny discovers a man's body. He appears lifeless, but Pliny cannot find a cause of death. Even though he locks it in a stable, in the morning the body is gone. Strangers appear at Pliny's door, claiming to be the man's children. One sings siren songs and claims his -father- is immortal. Another may be an empusa, a shape-shifting, blood-drinking monster. Bodies pile up: a fifteen year old murder, a faceless man floating in the bay, and the -lifeless immortal, - this time with his throat cut. Was he killed for his blood? Clues include a whore's status as a -friend- of Pliny's family and an acrostic in Hebrew. Pliny and Tacitus must discover how the murders are connected to each other and to Pliny's nemesis Marcus Aquilius Regulus. Praise for the books of the series: Outstandingly researched and laden with suspense ... one of the masterpieces of the historical mystery genre. ... Highly recommended for all collections.-Library Journal starred review Brings to the reader the many cultures that were yoked under the politics and power of ancient Rome. ... to reveal the sordid web of money, greed and ruthlessness hidden behind the facade of civilization. -Suzanne Crane, The Historical Novels Review Superbly crafted, wonderfully written murder mystery ... a thrilling detective story meticulously back-grounded with accurate historical detail. -Midwest Book Review Wonderful historical mystery set in the Roman Empire ... helps the reader experience what it was like to live during Roman times. Historical figures come alive in his expert hands. - Bob Spear, Heartland Reviews: Five Hearts Superlative job of leading the reader into his Roman world ... The plot -worked-, and the dialogue seemed just right.A winner all around! - Margaret F. Baker, Past Tense, of the Historical Mystery Appreciation Society
Dictionary for Library and Information Science by Joan M. Reitz Book Resume:
Now available for the first time in print, the dictionary is the most comprehensive and reliable English-language resource for terminology used in all types of libraries. With more than 4,000 terms and cross-references (last updated January, 2003), the dictionary's content has been carefully selected and includes terms from publishing, printing, literature, and computer science where, in the author's judgment, they are relevant to both library professionals and laypersons.
The Library Book by Susan Orlean Book Resume:
Susan Orlean’s bestseller and New York Times Notable Book is “a sheer delight…as rich in insight and as varied as the treasures contained on the shelves in any local library” (USA TODAY)—a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution and an investigation into one of its greatest mysteries. “Everybody who loves books should check out The Library Book” (The Washington Post). On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached two thousand degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the mystery remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a “delightful…reflection on the past, present, and future of libraries in America” (New York magazine) that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. In the “exquisitely written, consistently entertaining” (The New York Times) The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries; brings each department of the library to vivid life; studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself; and reexamines the case of Harry Peak, the blond-haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPL more than thirty years ago. “A book lover’s dream…an ambitiously researched, elegantly written book that serves as a portal into a place of history, drama, culture, and stories” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), Susan Orlean’s thrilling journey through the stacks reveals how these beloved institutions provide much more than just books—and why they remain an essential part of the heart, mind, and soul of our country.
Writing and Publishing by Carol Smallwood Book Resume:
Have you ever considered writing or reviewing for the library community? Are you interested in publishing a book on your favorite author or hobby? Do you need to write and publish for tenure? If so, Writing and Publishing is for you. Practical how-to guidance covering fiction, poetry, children's books/magazines, self-publishing, literary agents, personal blogging, and other topics will help you write * As an expert for other library professionals * Creative copy and information about your library * Copy for websites, blogs, and online columns * Bibliographic essays and lists * Book reviews (formal and informal)Writing and Publishing will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you’ll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard!
E-book Platforms for Libraries by Mirela Roncevic Book Resume:
E-book vendors continue to experiment: adjustments to business models, consolidation of content, and mergers with competitors mean constant change. What’s good for innovation can equal confusion when it comes to choosing an e-book platform for your library. Making a sound purchasing decision requires research and close consideration of trade-offs, and Roncevic’s new issue of Library Technology Reports will get you started. Based on surveys of e-book vendors with an established presence in academic, public, and/or K–12 library markets, this report includes Background and business model descriptions for 51 leading e-book vendors Four tables comparing content, technical specifications, functionality, and business models An at-a-glance overview of platforms, including vendor website URLs Bulleted checklists of factors to consider, and questions to ask vendors An examination of the blurring channels of publisher, aggregator, and distributor platforms, with advice to help you avoid content overlap