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DECODED by Jay-Z
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 16, 2010

"Heartfelt, passionate and slick—an essential hip-hop book."
Hip-hop's renaissance man drops a classic. Read full book review >

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EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN
by Clayton Moore

Getting the attention of investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein (The JFK Assassination Diary, 2013, etc.) is no small feat. Having profiled everyone from Lee Harvey Oswald to CIA chief James Jesus Angleton, Epstein has had a front row seat to the spy game for more than 40 years. So in May, 2013, when NSA contractor Edward Snowden disclosed mass surveillance ...


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7 RECENT TIME TRAVEL NOVELS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
by John DeNardo

Time travel is one of my favorite science fiction sub-genres. It's a longtime mainstay of science fiction literature, but it also seems to be making a resurgence in television as well. Timeless is a TV show in which a team of travelers attempt to stop a supposed terrorist from changing history by changing the outcome of famous historical events ...


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DIGGING DEEP
by Julie Danielson

Picture books are a greatly underestimated art form, too often dismissed, in the words of Maurice Sendak, as trifles for the kiddies. I’m about to teach a Summer graduate course, all about picture books, for the University of Tennessee, and I plan to kick it off with the usual request of my students: please try to go beyond merely “cute” ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Sustainable Fitness by Z. Altug
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A thorough, well-researched, and practical fitness book."
A health and fitness guide that goes far beyond basic mantras to deliver a complete method for improvement in even the smallest aspects of daily life. Read full book review >

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MUD CITY by Brenda Z. Guiberson
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2005

"The strength and specificity of the text justifies the whole; one hopes in subsequent works the illustrations will rise to the occasion. (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-8)"
A young flamingo hatches and grows to maturity in a narrative that packs an enormous amount of information into what is a very simple story. Read full book review >

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123 by Alison Jay
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"Just wonderful. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Jay offers a worthy companion to her ABC: A Child's First Alphabet Book (2003) that is winsome and clever, with many layers to explore. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Amusing and timely."
A sociological exploration of America's obsession with the supersized lifestyle. Read full book review >

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CALLED BY A PANTHER by Michael Z. Lewin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 1991

"Despite an oddly inconclusive ending, a good time is had by all, especially smart-talking, dumb-acting Samson and his readers."
Albert Samson, Indianapolis's most likably raffish private eye (Out of Season, etc.), returns after a too-long sabbatical to take on two cases: tailing socialite Charlotte Vivien for her possessive, marital-minded protÇgÇ, tame poet Quentin Quayle (who begins by asking Samson to vet his story about his fictional wife being murdered—a device to clear the way for the nuptials), and—more important— locating a bomb stolen from the Scum Front, a gang of toothless environmental terrorists, before its new owners depart from Scum Front protocol by blowing it up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 2002

"Readable and near-comprehensive. Those inclined to anticapitalist views may take issue with Muller's assurances that things seem to go better with free markets, but his far-reaching survey provides grist for many mills."
A thoughtful study of European responses, pro and con, to the steady ascent of capital, and of an intellectual preoccupation with the capitalist economy that has endured for centuries. Read full book review >

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OH JOE by Michael Z. Lewin
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 18, 2008

"Another charmingly droll look at crime from Lewin (Eye Opener, 2004, etc.)."
Misadventures of a hero who can't help it if women love him. Read full book review >