PositiveLibrary JournalOpens the door to Hazzard’s mind and private life ... A perfect companion piece to Hazzard’s written works, this collection will help readers to better understand the writer and the exciting life she led. Readers will end up with a deeper understanding of how place and events impacted her ... Olubas also uses interviews with Hazzard’s close family and friends to flesh out the narrative and provide a fuller picture of her experiences ... Fans of Hazzard will greatly appreciate this well-researched biography of her life through the places she lived.
PositiveLibrary JournalTur delivers a raw look inside her childhood and career in this deeply personal memoir ... Readers will be drawn in by the exciting adventures of the Turs and will keep reading to cheer Tur on in her personal and professional journeys ... Memoir readers will be captivated by Tur’s story.
Chloé Cooper Jones
PositiveLibrary JournalJones...presents, with unflinching honesty, this memoir about living with disability ... Readers will appreciate the book’s portrayal of self and of living with disability, and the author’s honest confrontation of beauty standards and motherhood ... Cooper Jones’s book will encourage readers to view bodies (their own and others’) in a new, more graceful light. Recommended for most memoir collections.
RaveLibrary Journal... an expert, nuanced blend of memoir and true crime ... Though the campus, students, and staff are all kept anonymous in this book, characters are fully fleshed out, and Krouse deftly explores the complicated dynamics between the university, students, and college athletics. She seamlessly weaves elements of her own history into the narrative as she describes following leads, establishing a case, and fighting for justice ... Readers will devour this searingly intimate tale of institutional misogyny. An important addition for all libraries.
PositiveLibrary JournalPerhaps the most compelling feature of this work is Williams’s foray into the science of heartbreak. Williams uses her own body as an example of the physical manifestations of grief and trauma ... Readers will appreciate Williams’s candid portrayal of her personal journey and the book’s understanding of heartbreak’s impact on the human body.
Jorge L Contreras
RaveLibrary JournalInterviewing more than 100 people involved in the case, Contreras offers in-depth coverage of the legal battle and deftly explores the legal, medical, and corporate angles of the story ... Timely, relevant, and significant.
PositiveLibrary JournalThis uplifting, inspirational memoir by a rising political figure is a recommended purchase for most libraries.
PositiveLibrary Journal[Wassef] paints a vivid image of the book industry in Cairo of nearly 20 years ago, when she entered the scene with her sister Hind (cofounder of Diwan), describing the harried world of publishing and the misogyny that working Egyptian women faced, as well as the streets and neighborhoods of her city ... Wassef’s toughness and honesty will endear her to readers, who will surely champion her throughout this chronicle spanning marriage and divorce, the Egyptian revolution of 2011, the country’s first democratic election, and the author’s eventual decision to leave her role at Diwan to make space for the new.
PositiveLibrary JournalAlthough Dykstra acknowledges that she may never determine who killed Oberbroeckling, her book nevertheless sheds new light on the disappearance, contending that the case may not have been given the necessary time and resources, owing to sexism and racism ... Reopening a cold case, Dykstra reaches no definitive answers, but along the way she offers insight on the impact of societal attitudes on criminal investigations. Hand to readers interested in the intersection of true crime and women’s studies.
PositiveLibrary JournalShnayerson’s...richly reported narrative is more than the portrait of a criminal; it’s a reminder of the lengths to which children of immigrants have gone in pursuit of the elusive American dream ... Shnayerson proposes a plausible theory for the killer, but readers will be more interested in learning about Siegel’s life and crimes ... True crime fans and history lovers will appreciate this well-researched and nuanced biography of one of America’s most notorious gangsters.
PositiveLibrary JournalTresniowski breathes life into a largely forgotten murder mystery in this gripping true crime story ... Tresniowski richly details the investigation into Marie’s murder, and how the techniques for criminal detection used in this case helped to form the early basis of forensic criminology at the turn of the century ... This gripping story is an important reminder of the many layers of injustice still present in the United States, and would be a timely, relevant addition to most true crime and history collections.
PositiveLibrary JournalThough most people associate outlaw Butch Cassidy with Paul Newman\'s performance in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Leerhsen...offers a fuller portrait in this entertaining biography of an American legend ... While not as detailed as Kerry Ross Boren\'s Butch Cassidy: The Untold Story, Leerhsen\'s biography is an accessible, quick read that is sure to delight fans of the genre.
Erin Geiger Smith
PositiveLibrary JournalJournalist Smith\'s debut serves as both a history of voting rights in the United States and an instructional tool for voters ... Smith’s resource will appeal to those looking for a short introduction to voting rights; readers will appreciate her hopeful message forecasting a nonpartisan future of increasing voter participation.
Emma Copley Eisenberg
PositiveLibrary JournalIn a stunning work of true crime reporting, Copley Eisenberg delivers the gripping tale of the murders, trial, and subsequent reverberations through the community. The author transcends genre and offers a unique work that is part memoir, part sociological analysis, providing a compassionate commentary that has come from years of living in the community ... Eisenberg’s celebrated debut is not to be missed and will appeal to a wide variety of readers.
RaveLibrary JournalFrance...delivers with this fun, relatable memoir ... France speaks with candor about growing up gay in a traditional South Asian family, struggling to carve out his place in the world, falling in love with Salt Lake City, and marrying his husband, a real-life Mormon cowboy. Though his trajectory may be atypical, his story gives voice to many underrepresented areas and ultimately succeeds in spreading its message of personal acceptance and understanding ... France\'s popularity will surely drive checkouts. This book deserves a spot on library shelves for its affirming representation of coming of age and finding oneself.
Jan Stocklassa, trans. by Tara F. Chace
PositiveLibrary JournalHaving gained exclusive access to Larsson’s trove of research, Stocklassa presents an in-depth look into the investigation ... This well-crafted whodunit will keep readers engaged from start to finish ... Recommended for most true crime collections. This story is sure to gain international traction as the investigation into the Palme assassination heats up again.
PositiveLibrary JournalCumming...deftly tells the story of her mother Betty\'s childhood abduction in this latest work ... The use of photographs and art assist readers in visualizing the story and add depth to the characters ... With its unique combination of artistry, investigation, and memoir, this story is likely to appeal to a wide range of readers and is recommended as a general purchase for large collections.
RaveLibrary JournalNew York Times correspondent Bilefsky hits it out of the park with this account of the \'bad grandpas.\' With a cinematic writing style and colorful cast of characters, this book tells the story behind the players and events surrounding the 2015 Hatton Garden Heist ... True crime enthusiasts will be drawn in by the magnitude of this offense, as well as its masterminds\' personality quirks, motivations, and histories.
RaveLibrary JournalCohen...presents the story of New York pirate and gangster Albert Hicks, and the teams who led his capture and execution, in rich detail ... A thoroughly researched and engaging tale; recommended as an additional purchase for true crime collections.
Heath Hardage Lee
RaveLibrary JournalLee...presents the astonishing, untold story of a group of wives who mobilized and organized in an attempt to bring their husbands home from Vietnam ... This unputdownable story of strength and determination is a must-read.
PositiveLibrary Journal... a heart-wrenching and engrossing ode to family, tradition, and the complexities of inheritable wealth ... Scott’s exploration of American aristocracy situates well with today’s economic climate, and the author does not hesitate in drawing parallels and posing tough questions for those living in the new Gilded Age ... Scott’s account reads as lyrical nonfiction and extends beyond her own family to shed light on America’s elite from the Gilded Age through the present day.
RaveLibrary JournalShe successfully draws readers into the details of their lives, which are at turns both intriguing and mundane. As Jell-O sales continue to decline, this account illuminates the rise of both an American product and dynasty ... The renown of Jell-O will attract a variety of readers to this memoir, and the storytelling will keep them turning pages to the very end.