Cold War/North Korean History, the Wright Brothers, Marriage Equality, Pro Media, & More | Social Sciences Reviews, April 1, 2015

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A North Korean fighter pilot’s journey to freedom, a signal contribution to Wright historiography, required reading for anyone who cares about the power of law, a study of ancient times to the contemporary psychiatric revolution.

The Organic Artist, Homemade Body Products, Knitter’s Fashion, & Home Décor | Crafts & DIY Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Ahnert provides instruction to make candles, lotions, and soaps with beeswax; Neddo challenges the reader to be engaged with the outside world; Herzog’s classic-in-the-making will inspire knitters to make sweaters that fit well.

Poet Nickole Brown, Filmmaker John Hughes, Photographer Paul Strand, & More | Arts & Humanities Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Brown tells the story of her grandmother Fanny; ­Honeycutt reviews Hughes’s legacy of creating memorable characters; an overdue, fitting tribute to Paul Strand, one of the great American masters of the 20th century.

Nonfiction on Theosophy, Angone’s Memoir, Madrasas, Managing a Small Library | Xpress Reviews

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Learning about the Mahatmas, for Angone’s fans, appeal to the individual seeker, recommendations for educators, a unique perspective on the madrasa environment and Western academia, managing a small library

European History, April 2015 | Best Sellers

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Fiction from Born, Dennison, Florand, Kilpack, and Sundstøl, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Aboard the Lusitania in a debut, Born scents murder in an enjoyable mystery, a quirky village mystery from Dennison, Florand’s latest is delicious and romantic, a singular story from Kilpack, Sundstøl’s outstanding final series entry

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Devon, Madsen, Paul, and a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Burke & Jensen’s crew members battle aliens, Devon’s sweet tale of taming inner demons, a fun and flirty novel from Madsen, Paul’s suspicious death points to Queen Victoria, Zackman’s debut mixes romance, pop culture, and espionage

Don’t-Miss Fiction from Berg, Haruf, Kramer, Pearl | Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Berg re-creates the brilliant George Sand, an exceptional work from literary Haruf, Kramer’s verbose satire will shock as much as it entertains, a reminder why Pearl is the reigning king of popular literary historical thrillers.

First Novelists Bollen, Ervin, Fishbane, Ireland, Knight, Stuhler & Others | Debut Fiction, April 1, 2015

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Bollen’s debut ramps up to a breathless, well-crafted thriller; a black comedy general fiction readers and philosophers will enjoy; Fishbane celebrates the lives of two independent women; Knight’s novel is deliciously captivating and brilliantly twisty.

Haldane’s Award-Winning Debut of the Month, Crime Author Mackay, First Novelist Manzini, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Historical whodunit fans will relish Haldane’s writing and an exciting trip to 19th-century frontier Canada, Mackay’s unrelenting look at the grimy underbelly of Glasgow’s criminal underworld, readers will be fascinated by Manzini’s vividly drawn characters.

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