PositiveBooklist... [an] intriguing intersection of history, science, and the macabre ... Rosenbloom’s passion for the topic is infused in each page, making for a captivating read.
PositiveBooklistMiller navigates the delicate intricacies of the case with compassion and respect for all involved, never losing his focus on Ashley and Lauria. Harrowing, beautifully written, and filled with unexpected twists, readers won’t be able to put down this book until they reach the very last word. A new true-crime classic that is sure to engross fans of the genre.
PositiveBooklistDubbs...delivers a rousing narrative of adventurous women, passionate about their careers, who broke free from oppressive gender norms to accomplish their goals. Hand this book to World War I aficionados and casual history buffs.
PositiveBooklistWeinman...has carefully curated a collection of tales about murder, mayhem, and other misdeeds that will transfix voracious true crime consumers ...As a whole, these tales reflect on and seek to understand society’s insatiable appetite for crime stories. This anthology is essential reading for all true crime fans.
RaveBooklist...intriguing ... The research is concrete, and the writing is infused with sly humor. Harkup serves a delectable stew of history, science, and wit that is sure to sate the appetite of any Anglophile.
PositiveBooklist... a shockingly captivating history of the census ... While fans of microhistories will certainly pick up this title, the impending 2020 Census will attract even more readers.
PositiveBooklistGoldfarb was selected as Lee’s official biographer by her family and was given full access to the family’s papers. Thorough research helps him paint a captivating portrait of a feminist hero and forensic pioneer. A stand-out addition to any library’s true-crime collection.
Emma Copley Eisenberg
RaveBooklistThe book is more than just another true crime memoir; Eisenberg has crafted a beautiful and complicated ode to West Virginia. Exquisitely written, this is a powerful commentary on society’s notions of gender, violence, and rural America. Readers of literary nonfiction will devour this title in one sitting.
PositiveBooklistHelpfully, the book includes a handy guide to the differences between Thomas Paine and the rapper T-Pain. Mobituaries are not just limited to people—one of the best entries is dedicated to the station wagon. Impeccably researched, this book is packed with facts that are sure to give you a leg up at pub trivia ... Authors Rocca and Greenberg have written a delightful, hilarious romp through history. Put this book in the hands of history buffs or anyone who loves a good laugh.
PositiveFiction Writers Review[These] stories are linked...by hardship. Women grapple with varieties of abandonment and betrayal—from absent fathers and abusive suitors to the gentrification of their neighborhoods and the theft of their ancestors’ remains. Their relationship to place is rich and complicated ... Kali Fajardo-Anstine[\'s]...gritty and tender debut gives voice to so many women whose stories are rarely heard, and that’s another way the book’s title functions—to announce upfront whose stories these are.
PositiveFiction Writers Review\"These stories are dark, aberrant, and garish, in the lovely way that Muriel Spark’s The Driver’s Seat is dark, aberrant, and garish, but what is more striking is how deeply observant and compassionate Meijer is with her characters, even the worst of them. Striking too is her prose, which is studded with beautiful, searing lines ... Maryse Meijer’s Rag asks us to pay closer attention to the everyday stuff of our lives—from mundane objects to less tangible things such as pain, loneliness, desire, and masculinity—to how we use these things, how we render them into weapons.\