How To Paint Realistic Objects, Create Handmade Books, Design Quilt Projects, & More | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Crilley’s guide challenges readers to see the beauty all around them, Ekrem pushes the boundaries of bookbinding and book creation in her debut title, Yudina’s designs give amateurs distinct inspiration for their own homes.

The Artist’s Garden, British Literary Society, the World’s Greatest Drummers, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, March 15, 2015

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An important addition to the history of American art; Perry is laugh-out-loud funny; Inkling members C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Owen Barfield, and Charles Williams; a poetic voice welcome in the breast cancer canon.

New Genova, Nesbø, Wilson | Fiction Reviews, March 15, 2015

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A memorable read from Genova; Nesbø’s fans will love his new sympathetic, soft-hearted assassin; Wilson is at the top of his form in this beautifully crafted thriller.

First Novelists Lafaye, Nović, Obioma, Tremayne, & Others | Debut Fiction, March 15, 2015

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Lafaye delivers well-drawn characters, a long-awaited debut from Liu, Mahin is recommended, Nović is heartbreaking, Obioma’s story gathers strength, Treymane’s gripping thriller will keep readers absorbed, Turner’s action-packed fantasy.

Q&A: Judith Claire Mitchell

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In A Reunion of Ghosts, Judith Claire Mitchell has written a darkly humorous and poignant study of a very odd family haunted by what they believe to be their cursed past.

Foyle’s War, Human Rights in Uganda, Positive Force Movement, New Fast Scans | Video Reviews, March 15, 2015

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The World War II British mystery series moves further into the postwar world, a well-crafted film of those who seek to peddle an ill-considered program to an uninformed populace, several generations of punks singing about positive social change.

Ken Liu’s Debut of the Month, P.N. Elrod, Erika Johansen, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Epic fantasy is one of the most popular and longest enduring genres in speculative fiction. This month’s reviews bring a wide variety of choices for readers, with new installments of popular series but also compelling debuts and fresh sequels.

Graphic Novels from Harbin, the Pinis, and Schubert | Xpress Reviews

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Self-absorbed but benign, earnest, and humorous work from Harbin, there will be call for this latest from Wendy and Richard Pini, and Schubert’s combination of irony with nostalgia will suffice for some

Nonfiction on the Beatles, African Sculpture, Making Lists, Liberal Education | Xpress Reviews

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A fun photo book for Beatles fans, an introduction to African art objects, giving the disorganized a method for managing their lives, a bit too much Yale in alum Zakaria’s look at liberal education

Fiction by Ashbless, Black, Gruen, Rayven, and Thorne, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An eclectic mix of erotica, Aimée Leduc always delights, an entertaining tale from Gruen, Knoll’s debut truly delivers, for lovers of all things Viennese, a tumultuous new adult romance, and an excellent, well-crafted historical from Thorne

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