Nonfiction: Abdurraqib, Israel, Murder in Mexico, Meditation, Libraries, William Ivey Long | Xpress Reviews

Poet, essayist, and music critic Abdurraqib examines contemporary America; of great interest to readers concerned with the future of Israel; for readers interested in crime and corruption in Mexico; a great Meditation 101; the rise of professional tennis and the contributions of Bill Tilden; for those who are attracted to the minutiae of libraries; readers interested in unorthodox histories will appreciate this stimulating and iconoclastic work; a focuse on Ivey Long’s designs from seven theatrical productions

Life Losses & Gains | Memoir

Themes of loss and unconventional families prevail in this month’s memoir selections

A Taste of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking | RA Crossroads

Zahav is destined to be stained with olive oil, dog-eared within a year, and become the source of the “secret family recipe” for hummus and beet salad.