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Book Review: “The Secret Hours” — A Masterful New Book from Today’s Premier Espionage Author

September 9, 2023
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When “The Secret Hours” flares up ­­– notably on two separate, devastating occasions ­­­– the story delivers more emotional heft than Mick Herron’s previous books.

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YA Book Review: The Origins of the Beatles

September 8, 2023
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A new YA book about John Lennon and Paul McCartney will help fans know more about the friendship that changed pop culture.

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Book Review: The Inside Story of Abbey Road Studio — Definitive

September 7, 2023
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The truth is the Beatles wouldn’t have been the Beatles without Abbey Road, and Abbey Road wouldn’t have been Abbey Road without the Beatles.

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Book Review: “#Say Her Name” — A Collection of Real Life Horror Stories

September 6, 2023
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The brutal, sometimes sickening stories collected in “#SayHerName” are as much about the love, strength, and determination of the women who’ve lost female family members to police violence as they are about the circumstances of the victims themselves.

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Book Review: “Dead Men Cast No Shadows” — A Thriller That’s an Act of Political Courage

September 2, 2023
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Dead Men Cast No Shadows is an enormously entertaining novel about responses to perfidy in high places by one of the most prominent writers in the Spanish-speaking world.

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Children’s Book Reviews: Stories for Kids about Empowerment, Protest Movements, and Multiculturalism

August 28, 2023
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A trio of books for kids about combating injustice.

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Poetry Review: John Mulrooney’s “Spooky Action” — The Primal Playfulness of Existence

August 28, 2023
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“Spooky Action” succeeds at its ‘unreasonable’ mission — to supply poetry that sears the mind, charms the heart, and uplifts the spirit.

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Book Review: “Poland, A Green Land” — A Meaningful Reflection on Horror

August 26, 2023
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Aharon Appelfeld’s final novel is haunting meditation on how to deal with past hostilities that are all too present.

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Book Review: “Writing for Their Lives” – How Women Established a Beachhead for Science Journalism

August 24, 2023
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The nearly 60 women science writers mentioned in “Writing for Their Lives” – and listed in an  appendix – are testament to women’s pioneering contribution to science journalism.

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Book Review: “Mass Supervision” — The Need for Alternatives

August 23, 2023
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In this valuable book, Vincent Schiraldi firmly establishes that the people currently on parole or probation – as well as the community at large – would be better off and safer if both systems were to disappear.

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