Goldman’s Views of Mexico City and Katz’s Rescue Animals | Xpress Reviews

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Goldman’s city chronicle is a successful blending of memoir, political reporting, and extended literary narrative; Katz makes us look at animals and humans in a new light

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.

Nonfiction: a Punk Rock Pioneer, a Dalmatian Memoir, Rock Star Theory, & Secret Sidekicks | Xpress Reviews

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A female rock pioneer reveals food for thought, how a Dalmatian helped a writer battle depression, a workmanlike chronicle of rock celebrity, and a fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history

Nonfiction on Muhammad, Herod, Medieval People, & Ancient Greece | Xpress Reviews

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The narratives of Islam’s prophet, Herod and a picture of ancient Near Eastern power politics, works on essential medieval thinkers, and an excellent overview of significant Greek events and personages

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

Nonfiction on Finding “Maybe,” Moonshine, Alzheimer’s, Fermentation, Good Ideas, Neil Young | Xpress Reviews

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A gem on finding hope, a shot of moonshine history, a mother and son share Alzheimer’s, steps to master fermenting, on being creative, a new title for Neil Young completists

Nonfiction on Napa Cuisine, John Fahey, Making Mead, Nazi-Occupied Paris, & Ancient Egypt | Xpress Reviews

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Kostow’s philosophy of cuisine, the life of John Fahey, Preserving Everything, foraging for wild edibles, making mead a home, for those with an interest in French/World War II history, the fascinating civilization of ancient Egypt

A Busman’s Holiday of Books | Wyatt’s World

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Get caught up in children’s literature, publication battles, annotated works, and investigations into the process of reading with these titles from the experts.

Nonfiction: Film, Baby Foods, Queen Victoria, Seeds, Women’s Basketball, Slavery, & More | Xpress Reviews

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Film, recipes for young children, saving seeds from the garden, Queen Victoria, Brittney Griner on her life in basketball, Hobsbawm on society, Kreeft on faith, monetary policy, baseball, India, Rebbe Schneerson, black women in the civil war

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