PositiveLibrary JournalA raw, revealing, and effective look at life on the rural perimeters of society.
RaveLibrary JournalThe brilliant characterizations complement this smart and clever murder mystery that will keep readers guessing to the very end ... This magnificent locked-room case is a dazzling holiday gift for fans of the series.
RaveLibrary JournalDrawing from Odetta’s personal papers and countless interviews, Zack makes insightful parallels between the fight for civil rights and Odetta’s songs, which became rousing anthems for protesters. He also reveals intimate details of Odetta’s private life and relationships, such as her friendships with Harry Belafonte and Martin Luther King Jr. Superbly researched and beautifully organized, this is an excellent work of scholarship. Although Odetta never achieved the same level of fame as some of her folk music counterparts, she leaves behind a significant and enduring legacy; those unaware of her work will be compelled to learn more ... An illuminating, stirring biography of the extraordinary \'Queen of American Folk.\'
PositiveLibrary JournalA raw, intimate portrait of the band vividly unfolds as Gorman recounts his history with the Crowes, from their conception to their final days. While this is a familiar tale in some ways, Gorman sidesteps the usual clichés. The book is a reminder of the band’s wide-ranging talent and great music. But Gorman barely dials back his frustration with the Robinson brothers, which grows tiresome after a while. Ultimately, however, he takes readers on a thrilling musical journey ... Gorman has written a brutally honest, deeply personal memoir of the group he helped to create. A must for fans of the Black Crowes and American rock and roll.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis dark and absorbing tale perfectly nails the egocentricity of the Internet age ... The pace is a shade too slow in the beginning, but soon this debut develops into a troubling and tense thriller. The writing style is sparse, powerful, and effective. Although this book may not appeal to a mainstream audience, New Zealander Jochems’s startling and award-winning portrait of the postmillennial generation will cause readers to sit up and take notice.
PositiveLibrary JournalEqual parts psychological suspense and family drama, this engrossing page-turner should top summer reading lists.
PositiveLibrary JournalGinder completely redefines family dysfunction in this offbeat comedy of errors. Amid gorgeous Greek scenery, the Wright family, set on a collision path of destruction, have come to a miserable but hilariously inevitable fork in the road ... Whimsical, diabolical, and distinctive, this novel is an awkwardly funny but entertaining family tale.