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Fiction from Blackwell, Bohjalian, Harkness, and Oyeyemi; Nonfiction from Berkin| Audiobook Reviews

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Bohjalian shines a light on the thousands of teens living in the shadows, Harkness weaves the intricate threads of vampire, witch, and demon lore, narrator Tara Hugo brings the 19th century to life as the voice of Elizabeth Bonaparte.

Q&A: Chris Bohjalian & Grace Blewer

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Authors and narrators often develop close relationships over the course of a project, but Chris Bohjalian and Grace Blewer, the narrator of his recent novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, had quite a head start: they’re father and daughter.

Controversial Issues, Architectural Innovation, Beatlemania, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews

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After Tiller is an important, sensitive, clear-eyed look at doctors and clinics in the center of the antiabortion movement, a forthright and thought-provoking look at a contentious issue, an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece.

Roosevelt, Stalin, & a Daring World War II Prison Camp Rescue | History Previews, Mar. 2015, Pt. 2

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Butler, Susan. Roosevelt and Stalin: Portrait of a Partnership. Knopf. Mar. 2015. 608p. ISBN 9780307594853. $35. HISTORY Having edited My Dear Mr. Stalin, a compilation of the correspondence between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin, Butler jumps right in with this assessment of their relationship. She uses newly unclassified material from the Russian State Archive, […]

Audiobooks from Cotterill, De Sa, DiLouie, Koch, Quick, & Sandford/Cook | Xpress Reviews

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Jimm Juree returns, a male coming-of-age story, a thought-provoking and horrific tale, for fans of unsettling literary fiction, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, romantic historical suspense from Quick, for fans of crossover YA thrillers

Audiobooks from Furst, Gabaldon, Grandin, Grierson, Hayes, Hunter, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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A character-driven spy novel, the next “Outlander” epic, Grandin on slavery, food for thought about the pursuit of the fountain of youth, the return of Bob Lee Swagger, Marlo Thomas on women who reinvented their lives

Elaine Stritch, Women’s Health, Coney Island History, New Trailers, & More | Video Reviews

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Not a tribute but an excellent warts-and-all revelation of a massive talent and ego, a revolutionary way of doing business and an odyssey of female empowerment, the first eight titles in Kino Lorber’s Studio Classics line make their high-def debuts

Fiction from Chiang, Johansen; Nonfiction from Marsh, plus Celebrity Writers and Life Up in the Air | Audiobook Reviews

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A collection of stories mixes vivid characters, real science, and believable settings with wild speculation; an essential audiobook for libraries, poised to become the next big thing; a comprehensive biography with warmth and perspective

Audiobooks from Berry, Greene, Jio, & Riley | Xpress Reviews

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Cotton Malone saves the United States, one for business and political philosophy, mid-century Seattle according to Jio, a century-spanning drama from Riley

Appreciating Ambient | Music Matters

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Ambient is music (or, more accurately, harmonic sound) without any vocals, lyrics, beats, grooves, song structure, or linear movement.

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