Fiction by Joyce, Kaysen, Mead’s Life in Middlemarch, Memoir by Varty | Audiobook Reviews

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Everything is Perfect until…,Kaysen mostly succeeds in conveying how it feels to be young and insecure among worldly academics, Mead illustrates the power of great literature, Varty captures the beauty of the wild

Nonfiction: The Work of Sex Work | Xpress Reviews

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From journalist grant, an excellent contribution to the discussion of sex work

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2014

David and Goliath stays strong in nonfiction. What do we know about The Sixth Extinction? The Invention of Wings soars into the No. 1 spot in fiction; two Patterson titles join the ranks.

A Double Dose of Gladstar on Herbs | Xpress Reviews

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Gladstar recommends herbs for long-lasting health and and herbs to relieve stress and anxiety

Inside the Autistic Mind, Fiction from Oates, Leadership Autobiog, & More | Audiobook Reviews

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Listener’s beware, Higashida’s Reason I Jump is emotionally affecting; a quintessential Oates tragedy with an empathetic narration; how Navy lieutenant Redman went from being a self-centered guy to a functioning leader

A Well-Researched and Detailed Work on Charlie Chaplin | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking to work in film will find inspiration in this extremely well-researched and detailed work on the career of Charlie Chaplin

Literary Suspense from Joss, Kolbert on Extinctions, The Age of Amazon According to Stone | Audiobook Reviews

Our picnics in the sun

Reviews of Morag Joss’s Our Picnics in the Sun, Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction, Brad Stone’s The Everything Store, Yossi Klein Halevi’s Like Dreamers, Ari Shavit’s My Promised Land, and a list of titles from the April 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, April 4, 2014

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The arts and crafts movement in Deerfield, MA; Josephine Baker and her extended family of adopted children; a nontraditional discussion of psychotropic drugs

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 28, 2014

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Week ending March 28, 2014 Boone, Lauri. Superfoods for Life: Chia. Fair Winds. 2014. 192p. photos. index. ISBN 9781592335725. pap. $18.99; ebk. ISBN 9781610589246. HEALTH Chia is an edible seed that comes from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, grown in Mexico and dating back to Mayan and Aztec cultures. “Chia” means strength, and folklore has […]

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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Ellis’s title is highly recommended for readers interested in securing significant college scholarships; fans of author Henry Miller and his works will appreciate Hoyle’s debut

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