In the Face of Survival | Oscar Docs 2015

A compelling case for social action that plays like a thriller; Best Documentary Feature 2015 nominee

Baby’s First Year, Nanny Whisperer Gold, Amish Wisdom, Raising Brave Girls, & More | Parenting Reviews, February 15, 2015

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Arnold’s thoughtful worldview approach is inspiring, DK celebrates the loveliness of babies, Gold presents an excellent resource for families looking to hire a nanny, Miller looks at the parenting culture of the Amish community.

Burrowes’s Sweetest Kisses, Everett’s Latest Sanctuary Island, Jeffries’s Last Duke, plus RWA Update | Romance Reviews, February 15, 2015

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What is it about a loner that is so fascinating? Is it the unknown that appeals? The mystery? The danger? Or is it the challenge of drawing them out and making them connect? Whatever it is, these characters lure us in and keep us coming back for more.

Bacigalupi’s Near-Future Thriller, Maresca’s Debut of the Month, Award Winner Smale, plus Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2015

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This month’s selections feature a wide range of romance. Bridging the paranormal romance and urban fantasy aisles are stories of affection that still create fantasy worlds.

Ruined Worlds: Five New Postapocalyptic Novels | Wyatt’s World

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The Only Ones prove to be apocalpytic-proof, Haig begins a new trilogy, strong worldbuilding and characterization from Newman, Repino’s debut battle tale, surreal adventures from first novelist van den Berg.

Editors’ Spring Picks

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LJ’s reviews editors found quirky, eclectic, offbeat, and debut titles to recommend this season

E-Originals from Blackwood, Goodger, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

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Blackwood’s sultry romance is written for a new adult audience; appealing characters and a bit of intrigue contribute to Goodger’s enjoyable romance; hard-core sf readers looking for a new author will go for Wilson’s Echoes

Nonfiction: English Architecture, Le Corbusier, Modernists, Nat Geo Photos | Xpress Reviews

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A masterly work on art, architecture, and aesthetics; a well-researched and chronicled account of Le Corbusier; American modernists and the history of art collecting; a sampler of incredible images in a single, large-format monograph

Audiobooks from Hillier, Robb, See, Smith, and Turow | Xpress Reviews

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Murders off the page from Hillier, the usual verve from Robb, female friendship from See, family secrets from Smith, and a twisty narrative and memorable finale from Turow

Graphic Novels from Davodeau and Fraction & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Readers embark on a thought-provoking journey with Davodeau; Fraction and Company eschew worldbuilding in favor of sexbots and gunfights

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