Nonfiction: Right Speech, Paul’s Theology, Harpers Ferry, Aboriginal Artists, & Ringo | Xpress Reviews

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Buddha’s teachings, Paul’s theology, a Harpers Ferry participant, Los Lobos, contemporary Aboriginal painters, genealogy for librarians, an unauthorized biography of Ringo Starr, a user’s guide to understanding Weber’s take on goddess Brigid

Nonfiction: An Exhibition Catalog on Pop Art | Xpress Reviews

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Insight into pop art history and its enduring influence, both in Australia and elsewhere

Nonfiction on Sub-Saharan Africa and Traveling Around Brooklyn | Xpress Reviews

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A rose-tinted look at sub-Saharan Africa’s future; the authors of this travel guide should have spent a little less time trying to seem edgy and a little more on unsexy details like subway navigation and Brooklyn restaurant prices

Nonfiction on Feeling Great Through Optimism, Enthusiasm, and Contentment | Xpress Reviews

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This tiny instructional is akin to the Holy Grail of happiness and reminiscent of the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series

Nonfiction on Criminal Justice in Texas and Story Time Programming | Xpress Reviews

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An indictment of the bizarre way that criminal cases are handled in this country; the background story time practitioners need to tackle programs from start to finish

Fiction Giants Boyne and Ishiguro; High Seas History from Larson | Audiobook Reviews, May 15, 2015

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A difficult but rewarding book from Boyne; Ishiguro’s exquisite tale of barely remembered legends, past wrongs, and relentless change; Simon Brick’s wonderful narration of Larson’s unforgettable story of life and death on the high seas

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

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Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

Nonfiction from Celebrity Offerman and Author/Humorist Twain | Xpress Reviews

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Offerman’s fans can rejoice in his latest “offering”; nonfans, not so much. Twain devotees who aren’t fussy about scholarship or facts might try this compilation

Maeve Binchy’s Times, Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, True Crime from Journalist Leovy | Audiobook Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newspaper columns from throughout Binchy’s tenure at The Irish Times; when it comes to books on SEALs, Courtley is the real deal; Leovy’s debut Ghettoside paints a compelling picture of life in south Los Angeles

Nonfiction on Theosophy, Angone’s Memoir, Madrasas, Managing a Small Library | Xpress Reviews

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Learning about the Mahatmas, for Angone’s fans, appeal to the individual seeker, recommendations for educators, a unique perspective on the madrasa environment and Western academia, managing a small library