Must-Have Books on Syria: Check Your Collection | Wyatt’s World

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The fractured country of Syria is once again front-page news, making this a moment to attend to the collection. Here are five essential titles to help readers understand past and current events in the war-torn region.

Nonfiction on War in the Middle East, Online Marketing, Service Dogs, Artistic Endeavors | Xpress Reviews

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The Middle East and America’s impact as the world’s dominant military power, a solid primer on online marketing, an emotionally provocative and engaging book on training service animals, six creatives who took the less-traveled path in life

Voices of Iran | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

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A memoir from Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi about her persecution in Iran; a collection of stories about Iranians who have fought for political change in a country where doing so could be extremely dangerous

A Total Hot Mess of Bookage | Books for Dudes

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The BFD picks of December include a detective novel set in the afterlife; a book of poetic short stories all about faraway conflicts; three nonfiction titles about teamwork, heroism, and how far being nice can get you; a lifelong Sasquatch hunt; and Matt Sumell’s wicked rockin’ debut novel.