Instant Photos | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

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A history of Polaroid and how it changed photography; a collection of stunning images taken from a iPhone camera

The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood | LJ Review

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Making her U.S. debut with a novel that won the Australian Independent Booksellers Award as Best Novel and Best Book of the Year, Wood effectively renders the captors’ brutality and the women’s Lord-of-the-Flies struggle to survive.

Dodgers by Bill Beverly | LJ Review

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With characterizations recalling the best of George Pelecanos, this debut novel by Beverly (American literature, Trinity Univ.; On the Lam: Narratives of Flight in J. Edgar Hoover’s America) follows the coming-of-age story of East, a young Los Angeles gang lookout who is sent on a road trip with three others to kill a witness in Wisconsin.

Smaill’s Debut of the Month, Charlton, Griep, Kay, plus Nebula Awards News & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews, April 15, 2016

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VISITING VIVIDLY IMAGINED worlds is a large reason so many readers enjoy sf and fantasy. The sights, sounds, rituals, and cultures all create a richly transporting experience.

LJ Reference Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Interpretations of God and popular culture; a focused study on the history and society of Jesus; a satisfying look at a variety of religious experiences; databases on sustainable designs and green resources

The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman | LJ Review

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Ackerman documents the amazing and almost unbelievable abilities of birds to migrate great distances, remember where thousands of food items are stored, and adapt to nonnative areas.

Q&A: Alison Case | Debut Spotlight, April 15, 2016

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Alison Case, an English professor at Williams College, MA, intimately knows the world of 19th–century British fiction, lending an unmistakable authenticity to the language and flow of her debut novel, Nelly Dean.

LJ Media Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Ivan Doig’s final novel is a lighthearted tale of an orphan hopping the Last Bus to Wisdom; join the millions of fans who can’t get enough of Carole King, naturally

E-Originals from Albert, Ballance, and Barnard | Xpress Reviews

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Gay gaming and romance blend again for Albert, Ballance’s fans will find three-dimensional characters and sassy dialog in her latest series offering, Barnard has another winner with her next “Blue” title

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 15, 2016

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Pulitzer Prize winner Lahiri writes In Other Words; new fashion titles; a must-read Lesson Plan; an important overview of Academic E-Books; Ackerman takes flight with The Genius of Birds