The Homesman, a “Polished” Jewel in the Crown, the Adult Film Industry, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews, April 15, 2015

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The Homesman is not like any other Western, an Emmy Award winner finally receives the digital makeover not accorded its 25th anniversary edition, first-time director Kezin’s odd but captivating and touching documentary.

Award Winner Alive Inside, Best Westerns, Winston Churchill Bio, New Trailers | Video Reviews, April 1, 2015

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Rossato-Bennett follows around Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, Inc.; the largely forgotten story of Winston Churchill’s fall from grace and subsequent rise to prominence; Clementine epitomizes the Code of the Old West

Fiction from Born, Dennison, Florand, Kilpack, and Sundstøl, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Aboard the Lusitania in a debut, Born scents murder in an enjoyable mystery, a quirky village mystery from Dennison, Florand’s latest is delicious and romantic, a singular story from Kilpack, Sundstøl’s outstanding final series entry

Fiction from Bauer, Gazan, Knipfel, Michaels, Roper, & Smith | Xpress Reviews

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An original novel from Bauer, Gazan’s novel breathes fresh life into the packed Scandinavian mystery genre, Knipfel’s charming novel evokes the dark humor of Fargo, end-of-life issues may draw readers to Smith’s title

Real Korean, New German, Recipes for Every Day | Cooking Reviews, March 15, 2015

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Bloomfield’s latest is an excellent companion to its popular predecessor, a fresh look at outdoor entertaining, Korean cuisine gains a wider audience, the relationship between food and fiction, a refined and chic German cookbook.

New Genova, Nesbø, Wilson | Fiction Reviews, March 15, 2015

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A memorable read from Genova; Nesbø’s fans will love his new sympathetic, soft-hearted assassin; Wilson is at the top of his form in this beautifully crafted thriller.

We Will Always Rise: Talking with Cynthia Bond About Her Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 Pick, Ruby

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Bond steadies herself for a phone interview with LJ

Q&A: Gwendolyn Womack | Debut Spotlight

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From the start, Womack’s The Memory Painter grabs the reader with images of half-remembered lives, confused and frightened characters struggling to stay sane, and portents of danger.

Fiction from Coben and Gaynor, plus Ettinger’s Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A new kind of thriller from Coben, a tidily satisfying historical novel from Gaylor, and a breathtaking debut novel from longtime LGBTQ activist Ettinger

Vincent on Woolf, McCall Smith Revisits Austen, & a New Toni Morrison | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Fiction

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Ahlborn, Ania. Within These Walls. Tantor Audio. ISBN 9781476783741. Read by R.C. Bray. With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he’s promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good […]