Dressed and Obsessed: 17 Fashion Titles To Beautify Your Collections

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Breward outlines the suit’s evolution; Dirix writes absorbingly about fashions of the 20th century; Fashion’s Double is a must-read for students; Cecil Beaton’s wardrobe as legacy; master jeweler Belperron; the colorful spirit of London’s East End Fashionistas

Top Spring Poetry: 17 Don’t-Miss Titles from Veteran and Upcoming Authors

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Chai signals a strong and specific talent; Girmay’s Black Maria is beautiful, brilliant, and palpably angry; Grey is fresh and enticing; as always Kirby is exhilarating; Leonard delivers charmed and sturdy poems for a wide range of readers; Saito’s heart-stuttering work

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: April 1, 2016

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Women architects; top spring poetry; Michael Jackson tributes; royal intrigue,The Romanovs 1613–1918; Lincoln biogs; how to start a successful start-up; histories of the written word; a welcome Fibromanual

DIY Temporary Tattoos, A Year of Sewing, Photography, Knits from Norway | Crafts & DIY, April 1, 2016

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A highly recommended book for people who aren’t ready to commit to a permanent tattoo; a refreshing, thoughtful sewing book brimming with personality; two in-depth guides to photography exposure; adorable knitting designs inspired by Scandinavia, and more.

A Woman’s Place | Arts and Humanities, April 1, 2016

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A compelling account of a young woman architect growing up and living in Syria; a compact but thorough introduction to a surprisingly persistent question: where are the women architects?

More MJ | Arts and Humanities, April 1, 2016

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Fans of Michael Jackson and readers interested in the suspect circumstances of the singer’s death will enjoy these two biographies of the troubled performer.

LJ Media Reviews: March 15, 2016

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Bohjalian opens up an unwelcoming Guest Room, read by his daughter; vaudeville and big bands featured some very resourceful women, The Girls in the Band, plus new Fast Scans

The Property Brothers’ Guide to Fixing Your Home, Drawing Comics, and The Joy of Stitching | Crafts & DIY Reviews, March 15, 2016

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An essential guide that informs readers on how to sell, buy, and potentially remodel any residence; a dynamic how-to manual for drawing comics; a fun collection will appeal to needleworkers who enjoy a combination of folk art flair and homemade, quirky charm, and many more crafts/DIY books

Served Fresh | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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An aging amateur’s foray into tennis makes a ­delightful read sure to satisfy any tennis player; a passionate ode to Roger Federer; a tenacious and thorough history of tennis from the 1800s to modern-day Wimbledon

Clubhouse Tales | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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A biography of Harvey Penick, the “Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf;” a history for new to the game with a pious respect and knowledge of the past; a ­gossipy read by a prolific caddie for those interested in tell-alls