Surprise Roosters | Memoir

Bootstapper

According to this month’s memoirists, a surprise rooster is a formerly sweet hen that starts acting like a brute and grows feathers in suspicious places. Cock-a-doodle-doo! Oddly, the first two memoirs I read this month (Bootstrapper and Mud Season) featured a surprise rooster that both authors thought was a hen but turned out not to […]

Audio Reviews | February 15, 2013

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Reviews of the audiobooks of Emma Donoghue’s Astray, Dashiell Hammett’s Return of the Thin Man, and Tere Tereba’s Mickey Cohen, plus a full list of audiobook reviews from the Feb. 15 issue.

A New Crop of Pot Books

Marijuana Legalization

by Tina Neville, Univ.of South Florida, St. Petersburg Lib. Campos, Isaac. Home Grown: Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico’s War on Drugs. Univ. of North Carolina. 2012. c.344p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780807835388. $39.95.    LAW Though controversy continues to surround the impact of Mexican drug trafficking on the United States, marijuana was considered extremely dangerous in […]

Behind the Book: Life After Death, by Damien Echols

Echolscover

An interview with Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis 3.

Social Sciences Reviews

queen

Social Sciences Reviews

Nonfiction Previews: August 2012, Pt. 1: The Rise of Rome and a Julia Child Biography

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Nonfiction Previews: August 2012, Pt. 1: The Rise of Rome and a Julia Child Biography

Nonfiction Previews, January 2012, Pt. 5: Gangsters, Europe, and the Universe

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Nonfiction Previews, January 2012, Pt. 5: Gangsters, Europe, and the Universe

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