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

Audio Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, Alexander McCall Smith’s The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, Rosalind Wiseman’s Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, Mark Billingham’s Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat, Jeff Guinn’s Manson, Anne Rule’s Practice To Deceive, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 14, 2014

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Artists in their studio habitats, how to take great photographs, a treasure for lovers of Chagall’s work, an exhibit catalog for art historians and Japanophiles, a guide for the hare-raising among us, a historic crime in our 50th state

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, March 7, 2014

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An essential work from Mettler on higher education inequality and the basis of the Robin Hood legend

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

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A thoughtful view of the role of art in our society, a hefty tome on the life of Ingrid Bergman, dogs and New York together, a useful title for all travelers

Audio Reviews | February 15, 2014

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Reviews of Wally Lamb’s We Are Water, Michael J. Sullivan’s The Rose and the Thorn, David Finkel’s Thank You for Your Service, Billy Crystal’s Still Foolin’ ‘Em, Anjelica Huston’s A Story Lately Told, Morrissey’s Autobiography, and a list of titles from the February 15 issue.

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

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It’s all here: sex and media, historical studies of the U.S. film industry, porn studies, media and/or sexual studies; an interesting and engagingly written book on discoveries in brain science

Audio Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Emma Chapman’s How To Be a Good Wife, Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things, Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, and a list of titles from the February 1 issue.

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