Nonfiction; Cookies & Beer, European Architecture, Mont Blanc, The Twilight Zone, NYC | Xpress Reviews

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A solid jumping-off point for 16th-century European history, pairing cookies and beer, architecture of Communist countries, a tour of Mont Blanc, all about The Twilight Zone, a trio of tomes for lovers of the Big Apple

Nonfiction: Surrealism, Plants, Poe, Skepticism, “Patternalia,” Wine Country Travel | Xpress Reviews

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Connecting with animals, surrealism, planting with style, Edgar Allan Poe, confronting junk science, graphical trivia, sewing pants, and three titles on traveling through wine country

Nonfiction: Wrongfully Convicted, “Rubber Soul,” Robert Durst, Roker & Roberts, “Mad Men” | Xpress Reviews

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Wrongfully convicted, the Beatles and Rubber Soul, killer Robert Durst, Al Roker and wife Deborah Roberts on work and family, Savage on President Obama’s legacy, the Mad Men companion, understanding St. Paul

Best Media 2015: Audiobooks

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lj ljThis year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]

Q&A: Randy L. Morkved

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Balcony 7 offers an intriguing mix of titles. Recently, the company’s publisher, Randy L. Morkved, answered some questions via email about how the business got started and what they have to offer.

LJ Media Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Audio fiction from Gottlieb, Higgins, Penny, Stradal; nonfiction on song production, medicine, grammar and God. Starred films, from Indian Summers to Glen Campbell to the final season of Downton Abbey

Nonfiction on Teen Clubs, the Fed, Christmas Carols, Religion, Brain Disease, Aid Workers | Xpress Reviews

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Nonfiction on teen clubs, Bernanke and the Fed, Christmas carols, religion and public life, brain disease and addictions, aid workers

Nonfiction for Bakers: “Make Ahead Bread” | Xpress Reviews

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While Currie’s nontraditional method is not for everyone, it will be welcomed as a refreshing alternative by home bakers more inspired by ease and simplicity than by the rigors of artisanal practice

Nonfiction from Tom Jones and Nugent on Feminism | Xpress Reviews

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The honesty and openness with which Tom Jones shares his life and career make it a must-read; witty, entertaining, and frequently painfully relatable, Nugent’s work is a must-read for younger women

LJ Media Reviews: November 1, 2015

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Audio fiction from Clegg, Grafton, Weiner; nonfiction on the Great War, epic survival, Edward I. Video stars Judgement at Nuremberg and Love Between the Covers. Trailers of Burroughs, Life, and Xenia