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The Case Against Sugar
by Gary Taubes

Taubes takes the topic of his best-seller, Why We Get Fat and What to Do about It (2011), one step further in his latest. Beyond implicating carbohydrates as the enemy in modern diets, Taubes lays out, as his title suggests, the prosecution’s argument if sugar alone were to be tried in criminal court.
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Sex-in-YA_f1.jpg Sex in YA: What Works, What Doesn’t, and Why It Matters
by Daniel Kraus

There are romance novels, and there are novels with sex in them, and only sometimes do the categories intersect. Few people know this better than YA authors Christa Desir and Carrie Mesrobian

another-look-at_Woodiwiss_f1.jpg Another Look at: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ The Flame and the Flower
by John Charles

When Avon published Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’ The Flame and the Flower, in 1972, it was the equivalent of the “shot heard round the world” for romance fiction.

talking-with_Mclemore_f1.jpg Talking with: Anna-Marie McLemore

by Maggie Reagan

Morris finalist Anna-Marie McLemore (The Weight of Feathers, 2015) discusses the stories and experiences that inspired her second novel, When the Moon Was Ours.

column_carte-blanche_f1.jpg Carte Blanche: Redolent of Romance
by Michael Cart

Sometime in 1954, Margaret Alexander Edwards, that patron saint of young adult librarians, magisterially announced, “It was in 1942 that the new field of writing for teenagers became established.”
Core-Romantic-Suspense_f1.jpg Core Collection: Romantic Suspense
by John Charles

Is he going to kiss me or kill me? Sometimes it seems like these are the only two options available to the protagonist in a romantic-suspense novel, but these two extremes represent what readers love most about this subgenre.

top10-Romances-Audio-2016_f1.jpg Top 10 Romances on Audio
by Joyce Saricks

These contemporary, historical, and inspirational romances, reviewed between September 1, 2015, and September 1, 2016, have broad appeal for youth and adult listeners.
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