RaveLibrary JournalThis memoir of survival is critical to understanding the movement from the perspective of the people on the ground ... Moving, evocative, and haunting, this father-son perspective on the civil rights movement is a necessary read and a great addition for all library collections.
PositiveLibrary JournalEach account is brief, an amuse-bouche for readers interested in crimes perpetrated by women ... This book of bite-size essays will appeal to fans of crime podcasts such as My Favorite Murder. Recommended for libraries seeking to diversify their true crime collections.
RaveLibrary JournalThis true tale of self-consciousness forces readers to consider whether a person’s intentions matters or if their actions should define them. Birmingham loudly proclaims Dostoevsky’s triumph against the evil of his creation Raskolnikov while pushing readers to consider the impact of fiction itself ... Equal parts biography, literary analysis, and true crime, Birmingham’s book entrances and entertains from the first page.
PositiveLibrary JournalEach case is described with care and understanding, allowing the reader to get a sense of the human behind the crime ... 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.
Sierra Crane Murdoch
RaveLibrary Journal... a story that expertly blends true crime, environmental drama, and family saga. For a first nonfiction work, Murdoch has outdone herself by telling the story in a beautifully narrative way, allowing readers to watch the scene unfold as Lissa Yellow Bird investigates the disappearance of Kristopher \'KC\' Clarke from his work site on Lissa’s tribal reservation. Murdoch’s own experiences lends perspective; her account offers no easy answers and causes readers to face the moral questions involved: resource mining on Native land, hardships caused by the signing and breaking of treaties, and the difficulties faced by everyone during an economic recession. Fans of Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark will appreciate the accessible style, precise details, fast pace, and lyrical prose ... Required reading for all fans of true crime, particularly those interested in the intersections of poverty and environmental justice, along with Native studies.
RaveLibrary JournalHis writing style is gripping and fast-paced, but never short on facts and accuracy ... This stranger-than-fiction story is as engrossing as a fast-paced action-adventure, and is sure to hold the attention of a variety of readers.
RaveLibrary JournalBased on decades of research, Baron’s masterly work documents the historical and continued importance of personal pronouns. Those interested in gender politics or English grammar, or who feel that \'he\' and \'she\' are inadequate, would benefit greatly from perusing this book.
PositiveLibrary JournalThroughout, Whitaker outlines her own methods of addiction recovery to encourage women to quit using drinking as a coping mechanism for the pressures of everyday life ... Part self-help, part recovery memoir, this personal account provides useful and inspiring techniques for addiction recovery.
RaveLibrary JournalPolchin...presents a reflective, thoughtful first book that perfectly blends true crime and the history of discrimination against gay men in the 20th century ... Polchin expertly uses men\'s stories between World War I and the Stonewall Riots to prove that the fight for equal treatment is not over, and that the history of the LGBTQ+ movement is not always one of activism and celebration ... This insightful history of crimes perpetrated against gay men is essential for social history fans. Readers who enjoy well-researched, deliberate social commentary will appreciate Polchin\'s enlightening and descriptive style.