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What Happened to Paula: On the Death of an American Girl

Reopening a cold case, Dykstra reaches no definitive answers, but along the way she offers insight on the impact of societal attitudes on criminal investigations. Hand to readers interested in the intersection of true crime and women’s studies.

Two Boys at Breakwater

The highlight of this story is the friendship between Guy and Dean; forged through murder and crime, their loyal bond is a high point in a gritty read.

London Murders: In the Footsteps of the Capital’s Killers

True crime fanatics are not likely to discover much new here; however, the compelling subject matter will attract readers. A general purchase for large true crime collections.

Mergers and Acquisitions: Or, Everything I Know about Love I Learned on the Wedding Pages

Doty’s love-filled memoir will delight readers hoping for an inside look at the wedding section, and fans of uplifting memoirs.

The First Ten Years: Two Sides of the Same Love Story

Proving that there are two sides to every story, Bashwiner and Fink succeed in sharing theirs with the world. A recommended purchase for libraries where Fink’s previous books (Welcome to Night Vale; Alice Isn’t Dead) circulate well. This memoir is primarily for longtime fans of either of the authors.

Madoff Talks: Uncovering the Untold Story Behind the Most Notorious Ponzi Scheme in History

Campbell’s reporting is top-notch, and he unearths information that will be new to the general public. A must for those still searching for an answer to the ultimate question about Madoff’s crimes: Why?

Right Here, Right Now: Life Stories from America’s Death Row

This volume packs a punch and gives a voice to those whose stories need to be fully heard. Libraries, especially those seeking to expand collections related to criminal justice and the politics surrounding issues of race and class, should purchase this title.

Bugsy Siegel: The Dark Side of the American Dream

True crime fans and history lovers will appreciate this well-researched and nuanced biography of one of America’s most notorious gangsters.

Already Toast: Caregiving and Burnout in America

This moving, relatable story is sure to resonate with patrons who, if not already serving as a caregiver, may find themselves taking on that role soon enough. A recommended purchase for library collections.


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