Tomes of the Brave | Memoir

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This month, all the memoir picks are about being brave, and the many forms that it may take. Even when dealing with heavy subject matter, the authors find light, humor, and meaning in their experiences.

Antiheroes, Dancers, Bridges, L.A. Stories | Classic Returns

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The “Classic Returns” column is back with intercultural essays, a full roster of femmes and hommes fatales, an art critic’s black comedy, and a dancing de Mille’s memoir with an excellent new foreword.

Nonfiction on Cuba, Garden Design, The Iliad, Armin Hansen, and More | Xpress Reviews

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Hayden on welcoming Cuba, Hodgson on garden design, Green’s new Homer translation, Knapp “finds” his dog in photography, Shields resurrects Hansen, Wallbridge emphasizes spirituality, personal growth, and self-awareness