• NONFICTION

    BILLIE HOLIDAY

    APRIL 1, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

BILLIE HOLIDAY

by John Szwed

As with the best of Holiday’s music, this elegant and perceptive study is restrained, nuanced, and masterfully carried out. Full review >

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    ST. MARKS IS DEAD

    NOV. 2, 2015

HISTORY

ST. MARKS IS DEAD

by Ada Calhoun

Rather than a nostalgic lament, this revelatory book celebrates an indelible cultural imprint. Full review >

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    SAM PHILLIPS

    NOV. 10, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

SAM PHILLIPS

by Peter Guralnick

A wonderful story that brings us deep into that moment when America made race music its own and gave rise to the rock sound... Full review >

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    THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED

    NOV. 10, 2015

NONFICTION

THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED

by Blair Jackson & David Gans

Worthy of Studs Terkel and an essential addition to the books of the Dead. Full review >

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    DREAMS TO REMEMBER

    JUNE 1, 2015

NONFICTION

DREAMS TO REMEMBER

by Mark Ribowsky

Excellent from start to finish, demanding a soundtrack of Stax hits as background listening. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE SONG MACHINE

    OCT. 5, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE SONG MACHINE

by John Seabrook

A revelatory ear-opener, as the music business remains in a state of significant flux. Full review >

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    HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

    OCT. 27, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

by Carrie Brownstein

Unlike many rock star memoirs, there’s no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It’s revealing and... Full review >

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