Kill ‘Em and Leave by James McBride | LJ Review

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Accounts of James Brown’s life (1933–2006) have been told many times, in many versions. He has been represented and misrepresented. Yet, there is always room for more. Memoirist (The Color of Water) and novelist (The Good Lord Bird) McBride deftly includes his own life experiences, while digging deep into sources and places that surrounded the Godfather of Soul.

Nonfiction on Child Stars: Where Are They Now? | Xpress Reviews

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This chronological compendium of TV shows from the 1950s through the 1980s features the kids who starred and relates how they have fared, though the breathless, immature quality to the writing becomes annoying. Still, TV fans will enjoy this veritable love fest

Sex in the Sea by Marah J. Hardt | LJ Review

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Hardt (research codirector, Future of Fish) has written a clever, informative book about marine animal reproduction. Covering the diverse range of creatures under the sea, the process of baby-making from flatworms to barnacles to octopus to whales is eye-opening and entertaining.

Biology, March 2016 | Best Sellers

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Intelligent Life | Science & Technology, April 1, 2016

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An insightful and fascinating work that seeks to understand animals on their terms rather than ours; a riveting look at mimicry, camouflage, startle displays, communication signals, and reproductive deceptions and their evolutionary impact.

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.

Real Artists Have Day Jobs by Sara Benincasa | LJ Review

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Admitting that she is no expert at, well, anything, comedian Benincasa (Great; ­Agorafabulous!) transforms her hard-earned experiences into fun and sound advice.

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