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The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

Eder’s engaging writing makes these compelling histories read like a suspense novel. A highly recommended account that will draw in readers of U.S. history and women’s history.
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Chapel of Love: The Story of New Orleans Girl Group the Dixie Cups

Because the book consists of a series of stories that Hawkins recounted to Bergsman, sometimes the timeline becomes unclear, and it is up to readers to piece together when certain events took place. Still, this is a compelling work that will interest music fans, especially those who don’t know the Dixie Cups’ story.
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It Never Ends: A Memoir with Nice Memories!

A radio deejay should be loud and opinionated, and Scharpling doesn’t disappoint. Though the book will appeal mostly to his fanbase (who will learn that Scharpling isn’t his real name), his stories are accessible to a wider audience. Be warned, though: He has little use for conservatives, Billy Joel, or the pizza in Toronto.
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After “Happily Ever After”: Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age

This work, which is aimed primarily at academics, demonstrates that the fantasy of the rom-com lives on, in the same ways and new ones.
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The Barcelona Complex: Lionel Messi and the Making—and Unmaking—of the World’s Greatest Soccer Club

FC Barcelona is a way of life for untold millions around the world, and Kuper covers over a century of the beloved team’s history with an insider’s view and a fan’s insights. Followers of “the Beautiful Game” will enjoy this deep dive into one of the world’s most famous and successful franchises.
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Spies, Lies, and Exile: The Extraordinary Story of Russian Double Agent George Blake

This well-written and solidly researched biography of a complicated man will resonate with readers who enjoyed Ben Macintyre’s A Spy Among Friends or the novels of John le Carré.

Library Dementia Services: How To Meet the Needs of the Alzheimer’s Community

Pulling together the best research from various fields, Dickey has created an essential road map for library professionals providing service to people with dementia.
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The Making of Horror Movies: Key Figures Who Established the Genre

Reveling in Hollywood legends and magic, this is an enjoyable, eye-opening romp through horror film history that will inspire readers to look at classic horror films in new ways.
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The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion

A compassionate yet unflinching look into the psychology of people who perpetrate violent crimes, and the care afforded them in the UK, this book would be of interest to true crime fans and especially valuable to those studying psychology, medicine, or law.
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Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond

All readers, whether they love riding or have never seen a horse up close, will appreciate these essays. This collection not only shares multiple perspectives from the communities of riders and horse fans but also provides commentary on growing up and dealing with both disappointments and successes.
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Desire After Dark: Contemporary Queer Cultures and Occultly Marvelous Media

An excellent and probing examination, but one that will likely appeal to scholars, rather than general readers seeking pop cultural criticism.
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Tear Down the Walls: White Radicalism and Black Power in 1960s Rock

Though he’s overly concerned with academic squabbles, Burke evenhandedly demonstrates for music fans the complex and varied interactions between late-Sixties white rock and Black music and Black Power politics.
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All Things Must Pass Away: Harrison, Clapton, and Other Assorted Love Songs

In a crowded field of Beatles-related books, one might wonder if there is need for another. With this entertaining and informative work, Womack and Kruppa offer an emphatic yes.
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Was It Yesterday? Nostalgia in Contemporary Film and Television

A well-researched and scholarly volume that’s recommended for academic libraries supporting film studies departments or psychology departments with a strong psychoanalytic focus. Public libraries that support communities in the film industry may find it a helpful addition too.
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Sinatra and Me: In the Wee Small Hours

Featuring never-before-heard Sinatra stories and never-before-seen photos, this is for celebrity watchers, Sinatra fans, and anyone who’s dreamed of hanging out with the Rat Pack.
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Maiden Voyages: Magnificent Ocean Liners and the Women Who Traveled and Worked Aboard Them

This fast-paced, well-written social history will appeal to fans of women’s history who enjoy reading interesting life stories.
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The Artist and the Eternal City

Some prior familiarity with Bernini and baroque Rome is helpful here. Still, many readers fond of European art and history will find this short volume worthwhile.
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By Water Beneath the Walls: The Rise of the Navy Seals

Rich in action-packed narrative but light on analysis, this book is recommended for readers looking for a navy-focused popular history of special operations warfare.
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The Passion of Anne Hutchinson: An Extraordinary Woman, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the World They Made and Lost

In situating the Hutchinson controversy within the “religious heterodoxy, social volatility, and political instability” of the time, Westerkamp broadens our understanding of early American history, especially as it relates to women and the religious experience. A worthy addition to Perry Miller’s seminal works on the period.
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The Power of Strangers: The Benefits of Connecting in a Suspicious World

An eye-opening account blending sociology and self-help. After this enlightening and uplifting exploration, readers will undoubtedly view strangers in a different way.
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Once More to the Sky: The Rebuilding of the World Trade Center

Complete with extensive photographs of people and place, this is a comprehensive look at one of the most famous spots in the United States, from a different perspective. This book is meant for readers who like learning background details and want more than a surface-level look at landmarks and monuments.
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Kiss of Death: True Cases of Fatal Attraction

With cases spanning the globe, this compelling volume reinforces the sobering reality that the person most likely to end your life might just be lying next you. A great beach read for true crime fans.
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When the Stars Begin To Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America

Johnson supports his argument with a mix of stories, both personal and historical, which brings a personal aspect to a work that can be academic at times. While the book covers the same territory as recent works by Isabel Wilkerson and Ibram X. Kendi, Johnson’s particular point-of-view makes his call to action feel like a patriotic duty.
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The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

While not as strong as Watts’s last work, Mortal Republic, this is still a compelling read. It will find an audience among classicists as well as readers interested in contemporary discourses concerning American decline and possible renewal that draw from the narrative of Rome.

Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an Intergenerational Workforce

This book expands nicely on Jason Dorsey and Denise Villa’s Zconomy. The extensive citations, supplemental reading sources, and bibliography firmly establish the credibility of this solid, impressive work. Vital for any organization with multigenerational staffs, and for marketers, public relations professionals, HRD managers, or executives. Highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business and psychology curricula.
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Surviving Southampton: African American Women and Resistance in Nat Turner’s Community

An important new perspective on the Turner rebellion for readers of Black U.S.history.
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How Dreams Speak: An Interactive Journey into Your Subconscious (150+ Symbols, Illustrated and Fully Explained)

The casually interested or fledgling practitioner of dream interpretation will find this charming compendium a worthwhile introduction to this subject.

The Icepick Surgeon: Murder, Fraud, Sabotage, Piracy, and Other Dastardly Deeds Perpetrated in the Name of Science

A lively, compelling addition to the true crime and popular science genres. Morbidly curious readers may also enjoy Gory Details, by Erika Engelhaupt.

Decoding Greatness: How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success

A practical and sophisticated handbook, useful for readers who wish to learn from the successful experiences of others and effectively apply the lessons to their own work and careers.

The Profit Paradox: How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work

An important study on why workers feel both more productive and less secure in their work and lives.
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¡Hola Papi!: How To Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons

Brammer’s worldview is grounded in realism and self-deprecating humor; his book is likely to be a well-loved addition to any collection of personal essays or memoirs.
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Checkmate in Berlin: The Cold War Showdown That Shaped the Modern World

Weaving together archival transcripts and an incredible array of secondary sources, this book satisfies on many levels and will engage fans of military history, as well as readers looking for fresh takes on World War II. As in his previous books, Milton’s writing here is accessible and holds readers’ attention from start to finish.
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Get Real and Get In: How To Get into the College of Your Dreams by Being Your Authentic Self

Full of practical advice from an admissions insider, this work will appeal to high school students, their parents, and their guidance counselors.

A Quantum Life: My Unlikely Journey from the Street to the Stars

Oluseyi’s skills as public speaker and motivator are on full display as he recalls his long road to personal and professional success. A great read for memoir fans, who will be drawn in from the first page.
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Beyond the Information Commons: A Field Guide to Evolving Library Services, Technologies, and Spaces

This is a solid work for understanding the past, present, and future of the information commons. Librarians, as well as library science students and professors, will benefit from this worthwhile read.
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Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide

A useful primer on newer social media platforms, aimed at beginners. More advanced users should look elsewhere.
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The Natural Mother of the Child: A Memoir of Nonbinary Parenthood

A wholly unique memoir that will speak to readers navigating nonbinary parenthood, as well as those who seek to understand the limitations of the U.S. legal system when it comes to nonbinary and trans parenthood.
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The Confidence Men: How Two Prisoners of War Engineered the Most Remarkable Escape in History

Fans of military history will appreciate this book’s attention to the Ottoman side of the war; general readers will learn much about the influence of mass psychology. Like Fox’s previous works, this latest is a page-turner.
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When Evil Lived in Laurel: The “White Knights” and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer

An interesting account of civil rights–era Mississippi, although it’s largely focused on the perspective of white men. Recommended for readers interested in civil rights history.

How To Thrive in the Virtual Workplace: Simple and Effective Tips for Successful, Productive, and Empowered Remote Work

A timely, practical, and highly informative guide to effective techniques for remote work; of benefit to practitioners or students of business. Highly recommended.
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The Ugly Cry

An honest account of an unconventional childhood, and of learning to accept the hard truths of loving people who disappoint you. Henderson’s debut is a treat for memoir fans.

All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake

Readers interested in often-overlooked lives and experiences, and anyone who cherishes a handcrafted heirloom, will enjoy this fascinating book. With YA crossover appeal, the accessible, personal writing sets this book apart.
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A Taste for Poison: Eleven Deadly Molecules and the Killers Who Used Them

This absorbing volume about murderers’ use of poison will appeal to true crime lovers and fans of popular science in the vein of Mary Roach.
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Libraries Publish: How To Start a Magazine, Small Press, Blog, and More

Workers at various types of libraries (or at schools, museums, or prisons) will find this a valuable resource for outreach and promotion.
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The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero

Canellos has written a skillful biography that illuminates the lives of both John Harlan and Robert Harlan. It will spark the interest of readers looking for more insight on the Reconstruction era. As in Canellos’s previous books, the life and times of his subjects come alive here.
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Big Vape: The Incendiary Rise of Juul

Ducharme grabs readers’ attention early on. This is not a scientific book, but rather a social examination of the rise of the vaping industry. For fans of Sherri Mabry Gordon’s Smoking, Vaping, and Your Health.

The Sack of Detroit: General Motors, Its Enemies, and the End of American Enterprise

This important work offers not only lessons but also worthwhile insights about the necessity for business to continually adapt in order to survive. A must for public and academic collections.
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Nowhere Girl: A Memoir of a Fugitive Childhood

Diamond’s memoir is compulsively readable; for fans of suspense novels or memoirs like Tyler Wetherall’s No Way Home.
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Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tackling Tough Topics in Academic Integrity

Considering the “why” behind plagiarism, Eaton offers empowering knowledge for teaching assistants, tenured professors, academic librarians, and others involved in higher education.
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The Ride of Her Life: The True Story of a Woman, Her Horse, and Their Last-Chance Journey Across America

Skillful prose and meticulous research combine to create a rich narrative and captivating character portraits of both Annie Wilkins and the people and places of the 1950s. Considering the popularity of her other nonfiction titles, the latest by Letts is likely to be on many hold lists.
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Somebody’s Daughter

Moving testimony about the effect of incarceration on the lives of the children and families who live in its shadow. Ford’s writing sets itself apart.
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Upper Bohemia

Herrera’s memoir engages in discussions of mental health, equality, and fulfillment without passing judgement on her subjects; a rare feat. A riveting story of necessary resilience.
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First Amendment Freedoms: A Reference Handbook

Although readers might wish for more attentive editing and deeper analysis, the excellent scholarly essays and the information consolidated here will be valuable to students of U.S. history and the Constitution.
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All about Flowers: James Vick’s Nineteenth-Century Seed Company

Illuminating reading for those interested in the history of horticulture and landscape design, or 19th-century American culture.

The Last Things We Talk About: Your Guide to End of Life Transitions

Excellent in every way; recommended for all libraries, and readers facing end-of-life challenges.
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Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain—And How They Guide You

This potentially dense and impenetrable subject is illuminated and rendered comprehensible in Schwarzlose’s skilled hands. A fascinating in-depth exploration of the maps contained within our brains. Recommended for science lovers.
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The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain

A practical and mind-expanding guide for writers, artists, teachers, and anyone who wants to increase their brain power and help others do the same.

The Power of Awareness: And Other Secrets from the World’s Foremost Spies, Detectives, and Special Operators on How To Stay Safe and Save Your Life

Schilling helps readers become their own best bodyguards and prepare themselves before something happens.
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Blue: In Search of Nature’s Rarest Color

Beautifully written, the book explains science in an entertaining fashion and will appeal to anyone drawn to the colors of nature.
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Still Alive: A Wild Life of Rediscovery

Galante is an enthusiastic narrator whose excitement for discovery and passion for conservation will immerse readers in his journeys to a variety of places and habitats. Science lovers and armchair travelers who enjoy science memoirs or books on conservation will relish this story.
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We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Waters has important ideas about nature, respecting the land, eating seasonally, and appreciating traditional and/or organic agriculture, but readers may find her overall message a bit insensitive, when quality food and green space are luxuries inaccessible to many. Recommended for fans of Waters’s works in general, and those interested in food culture narratives and sustainability.
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Can’t Stop Thinking: How To Let Go of Anxiety and Free Yourself from Obsessive Rumination

While there is more verbiage than necessary, this book offers solid relief and a way forward from obsessional thinking.
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Make Your Own Indoor Garden: How To Fill Your Home with Low Maintenance Greenery

A useful resource for anyone who wants a photo-ready plant display, particularly if they need help with getting started or plant maintenance.
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The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration

Engaging popular science that will spark the interest of anyone curious about this unique bodily function.

Islands of Abandonment: Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape

With this absorbing mix of ecology, social history, and travel (even if for most readers, it’ll be of the armchair sort), Flyn offers a hopeful way of seeing often-overlooked landscapes.
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The Art of Routine: Discover How Routineology Can Transform Your Life

This title has a lot to say under the “routineology” umbrella. As a result, it lacks a clear theme. Readers might benefit by picking and choosing relevant passages.
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I Am Here: The Journey from Fear to Freedom

LeMieux combines practical self-talk and motivational principles in a mentor/mentee format. For public libraries updating holdings in this subject area.

The Supreme Court

Silverstein’s insightful, thorough, well-organized, lucidly expressed guide to both basic and abstruse aspects of the court will be essential for students of U.S. history and government.
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Great Sieges in World History: From Ancient Times to the 21st Century

Never glossing over the human casualties and physical destruction wrought by war, Tucker’s thoughtful work will help readers understand the evolution of siege warfare. Highly recommended for those interested in military history.

Rosa Parks: A Life in American History

Those interested in learning more about Parks and the civil rights movement will find inspiration in this enlightening work.
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Pinch Your Pottery: The Art & Craft of Making Pinch Pots; 35 Beautiful Projects to Hand-Form from Clay

An excellent guide to pinch pottery, with appealing projects.
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John Wayne Was Here: The Film Locations and Favorite Places of an American Icon

Over-the-top for most general interest fans and collections, but a dead-on, obligatory purchase for the John Wayne completist.
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Everyone You Hate Is Going To Die: And Other Comforting Thoughts on Family, Friends, Sex, Love and More Things That Ruin Your Life

This book is great for readers who like dark, occasionally brutal humor, like that of Ricky Gervais or Dave Chappelle.
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Well, This Is Exhausting: Essays

Benoit brings her A game in her first book, a new addition to the recent spate of brutally honest memoirs. Recommended for fans of Samantha Irby.
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Mid-Century Modernism and the American Body: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Power in Design

With its scholarly style and specialized focus, this text is suitable for an academic audience. Wilson meticulously applies the critical method to the marketing of an influential and persistent style, making this book essential reading for students of sociology as well as design.

Fallopian Rhapsody: The Story of the Lunachicks

The Lunachicks collectively offer a refreshing, brutally honest look at the hassles, sexism, pressure, and sisterhood of the rock-and-roll life.
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Promise That You Will Sing About Me: The Power and Poetry of Kendrick Lamar

Though he sometimes repeats himself, adopts a jumbled format, and dwells on his own background too much, Lewis expertly places his subject in historical, musical, and literary context and significantly adds to the dozen books about Lamar for music fans.

Pilgrim Bell: Poems

Lyrical, profound, and honest, the kind of collection to which a reader will return.

Pessoa: A Biography

Essential to academic collections, this biography is also accessible to general audiences interested in the potential of art that does not imitate life.
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Overpaid, Oversexed and Over There: How a Few Skinny Brits with Bad Teeth Rocked America

Though knowledgeable, Hepworth treads the same ground as countless other British invasion writers. His book will appeal only to readers not already familiar with the topic.
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The Letters of Shirley Jackson

At turns hysterical and heartbreaking, this collection is an entertaining and intriguing read even for those who are just discovering Jackson’s many literary gifts. Recommended.
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Written After a Massacre in the Year 2018

Borzutzky’s heavily political work wades in our collective human muck, and he continues to defy poetry expectations, to the form’s benefit.
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The Blues: The Authentic Narrative of My Music and Culture

Though he needlessly rambles through New Orleans history to mistakenly cast Creole people as the sole originators of the blues, King expertly illustrates how racist misconceptions and white appropriation of the blues shaped and sometimes stymied his career.
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Gainsborough in London

While it is a scholarly work, this accessible and fastidiously researched book will appeal to readers interested in Gainsborough or the cultural life of Georgian England.
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Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry

An intriguing and thorough, if sometimes overly succinct portrayal. For scholars and others interested in gospel music.
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Center Center: A Funny, Sexy, Sad Almost-Memoir of a Boy in Ballet

Whiteside’s openness in this warts-and-all memoir is refreshing; readers will enjoy this entertaining romp behind the curtain of professional ballet.
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Books Promiscuously Read: Reading as a Way of Life

This book is a good reminder that reading is meant to be enjoyed; it is itself a refreshing, freeing, and inspiring read. Recommended for public libraries.
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Fotoclubismo: Brazilian Modernist Photography and the Foto-Cine Clube Bandeirante, 1946–1964

For serious students of Brazilian and Latin American mid-20th-century art.
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I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story

Rush describes the rewards and difficulties of the bluesman’s life with a refreshing, self-deprecating honesty. His story will appeal to musicians and readers interested in race in the United States.
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Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting

This emotional narrative will leave readers spent, but rooting for Gauthier to prevail. Her lyrics dig deeply into the human condition, and her explanations leave little room for complacency.
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How To Make Art for Joy’s Sake: Free-Spirited Watercolor

Despite the lack of an index, this text is encouraging, easy to read, and welcoming to novice painters.
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Martin Scorsese and the American Dream

An intriguing approach to the work of an American master.
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Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir

A must for fans of Freshwater; readers new to Emezi’s writing will find themselves drawn in by their way with words.

The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear

A must-read for anybody interested in women’s history or the history of reform in the United States. Like Radium Girls, this volume is a page-turner.

Projections: A Story of Human Emotions

An engaging, accessible blend of psychology and science, which sets itself apart with Deisseroth’s lyrical writing and the empathy of his storytelling.

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Giovanni’s Ring: My Life Inside the Real Sopranos

Fans of the Netflix docuseries Fear City, the films Donnie Brasco and The Irishman, or Selwyn Raab’s Five Families will enjoy this insider’s update on of one of the original Italian American crime families.
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The Sacred Band: Three Hundred Theban Lovers Fighting To Save Greek Freedom

Interest in Thebes among general readers of popular classics is rising; as such, this book is highly recommended and will appeal to fans of Thebes, by Paul Cartledge, as well as readers of LGBTQ+ history.

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(Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-Fixing, and the Mob

A meandering deep dive into entertainment underworlds.

Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

This is a must-have for all public libraries.

Troubled: The Failed Promise of America’s Behavioral Treatment Programs

Should be required listening for parents, educators, therapists, school consultants, and staff of adolescent mental health and drug treatment programs.
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