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The Pirate’s Wife: The Remarkable True Story of Sarah Kidd

Engaging and well-paced. While geared toward a general audience, this work is well-grounded in scholarly research and will likely appeal to many: the armchair historian and those with an interest in the golden age of piracy, colonial New York, and social and women’s histories.

Original Sins

This is an exceptionally well-written and heartfelt memoir.

Coming Up for Air

Daley’s conversational style will appeal to a wide audience interested in sports and contemporary gay lives. Highly recommended.

No Escape

An important, harrowing overview of the ongoing human rights crisis in Xinjiang, China.

Magic Season: A Son’s Story

Libraries looking to increase their LGBTQ+ memoir collections will not want to miss this worthy entry.


An enjoyable series of insights into an artist’s creative process. For Reich fans and scholars of American musical composition.

Powder Days: Ski Bums, Ski Towns and the Future of Chasing Snow

Even for non-skiers, this is an entertaining and eye-opening look at the history and economics of skiing and ski resorts in the United States.

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

A unique, entertaining resource to bolster culinary and women’s studies collections.


Kennedy’s Avenger: Assassination, Conspiracy, and the Forgotten Trial of Jack Ruby

This account makes the trial accessible and presents Ruby sympathetically, as a man victimized by lawyerly theatrics, a media hungry for a conviction, and a nation grieving over the loss of Kennedy. The book will fascinate nonfiction courtroom drama readers and JFK assassination buffs still looking for a conspiracy link between Oswald and Ruby.


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