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6 February 2016

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Noctambule
The Waking

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Soulfully

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White Leopard

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Greenback Dollar:
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30 January 2016

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Last Southern Belle

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The Cactus Blossoms
You're Dreaming

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Above the Prairie

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Tiger in a Cage

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Jennifer Knapp
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Legends of
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In the Heart of the Sea
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Peter Cooper
Depot Light:
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And Then There's This...

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Foxhounds

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The Witches:
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Batgirl #1: The
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25 December 2015

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19 December 2015

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Manannan's Cloak

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Woven

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High Country Nocturne:
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It Follows
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10,000 Maniacs
Twice Told Tales

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Rich in Love

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Wind Over Stone

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Al Basile
B's Expression

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Sam Butler
Raise Your Hands!

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Ewan MacColl
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Blow Boys Blow:
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21 November 2015

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A Tribute in Music &
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Eric Bibb
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Lead Belly's Gold

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Steve Howell &
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Friend Like Me

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

The Jeff Benedict
Big Big Band
Holmes

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David Laubach
Witches & Rebels

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Peter Blood &
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Rise Again Songbook

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14 November 2015

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Andy Cohen
Road Be Kind

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Duke Robillard
The Acoustic
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J. Asling
Roots & Friends:
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... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Solitaire Miles
Susie Blue &
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Cherie Priest
Clockwork Century:
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Wayzata

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7 November 2015

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Brian McNeill & Friends
The Falkirk Music Pot

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Kenny Butterill
Troubadour Tales

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Georgie Bonds
Hit It Hard

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Linda Calise
La Vie/My Life

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Annie Ross
To Lady with Love

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Tomboy: A
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31 October 2015

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Charlie Zahm
Far Away &
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The Farwells
The Farwells

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Jesse Milnes
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Deep End Sessions,
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3hattrio
Dark Desert Night

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Here's Your Hat

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Gumshoe Ghost #2:
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24 October 2015

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The Gothard Sisters
Mountain Rose

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Albert Cummings
Someone Like You

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Flatt Lonesome
Runaway Train

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Chris Jones &
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Run Away Thought

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The End of Healing

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The Boxtrolls
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17 October 2015

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Bobby Long
Ode to Thinking

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Sabrina & Craig
Green

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Donna Ulisse
Hard Cry Moon

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Tad Marks
The Back Road Home

... reviewed by Bill Knapp.

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The Stranded Whale

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Snowpiercer
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10 October 2015

Again, my apologies. We haven't quite recovered from the hectic whirlwind (literally) that was last week, and we need one more to get back on our feet. Next week for sure!!
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3 October 2015

Hello! No update this week, I'm afraid. Between a tornado that touched down close by and cut power to Rambles HQ for a day and a hurricane that is even now steaming this way, as well as unanticipated rehearsals for an upcoming production of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at Rock Ford here in Lancaster, Pa., there just hasn't been the time. So sorry! Please come back next week!!
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26 September 2015

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Lead Belly
The Smithsonian
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John Mayall
Find a Way to Care

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Mississippi Moderne

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Lauren DeStefano
Internment Chronicles
#1: Perfect Ruin

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.

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Ms. Marvel
#1: No Normal

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19 September 2015

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Fraser & Ian Bruce
Best of Mrs Bruce's Boys

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A Silent Song

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Margo Lanagan
The Brides of
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Bette Lischke
In the Waters of Time

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:
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by Alan Moore & Kevin O'Neill

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12 September 2015

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Gordon Gunn
Wick to Wickham

... reviewed by Nicky Rossiter.

Ana Egge
Bright Shadow

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Jami Lynn
Fall is a Good Time to Die

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

The Ragpicker String Band
The Ragpicker String Band

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Gil Brewer
The Erotics
Gun the Dame Down
Angry Arnold

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Warren C. Easley
Never Look Down:
A Cal Claxton Mystery

... reviewed by Corinne H. Smith.

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Nicole Bray &
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Paranormal Lansing

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5 September 2015

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Adkins & Loudermilk
Adkins & Loudermilk

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Larry Cordle &
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All-Star Duets

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Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle
Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle

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Ed Ifkovic
Edna Ferber #6:
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... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

Steven F. Havill
Blood Sweep

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • MEMOIRS

Joanna Rakoff
My Salinger Year

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29 August 2015

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Bumper Jacksons
Too Big World

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The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
Lester's Loafin Lounge

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Jerry Lawson
Just a Mortal Man

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Erika Robuck
The House of Hawthorne

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Chelsea Cain
Gretchen Lowell
#1: Heartsick

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

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The Shadow Hero
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22 August 2015

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Ben Sands
"Live" in Berlin

... reviewed by Nicky Rossiter.

The Nighthawks
Back Porch Party

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Jay Willie Blues Band
Johnny's Juke Joint

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Sophia Bar-Lev
The Silver Locket

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • HAUNTINGS

Benjamin S. Jeffries
Lost in the Darkness:
Life Inside the World's Most Haunted
Prisons, Hospitals, & Asylums

... reviewed by Lee Lukaszewicz.

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Home
directed by Tim Johnson

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.



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15 August 2015

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Ross Munro
Twisted Tradition

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Kaia Kater
Sorrow Bound

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Slocan Ramblers
Coffee Creek

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Tiffany Baker
The Gilly Salt Sisters

... reviewed by Lee Lukaszewicz.

• • • GRAPHIC NOVELS

I Love Trouble
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The Avengers:
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... reviewed by Mary Harvey.



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15 August 2015

The weekend update is coming ... but, due to a change in scheduling, it will be posted either later Friday or on Saturday.

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8 August 2015

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• • • NEW RELEASES

Buddy Guy
Born to Play Guitar

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Todd Grebe
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Citizen

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • PERFORMANCE

Tommy Emmanuel,
with Richard Smith

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... reviewed by Corinne H. Smith.

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• • • MUSIC HISTORY

David Burke
Singing Out:
A Folk Narrative of Maddy Prior,
June Tabor & Linda Thompson

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • FICTION

Elif Shafak
The Architect's
Apprentice

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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1 Aug. 2015

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Stephen & Pernille Quigg
River of Time

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Delta Rae
After It All

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Trinity River Band
Heartstrings

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Eat the Moon

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

Lesley J. Nickell
The White Queen
of Middleham

(first published in 1978
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Mark Adams
Meet Me In Atlantis:
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25 July 2015

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18 July 2015

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The Malpass Brothers
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Call Me Insane

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Olympus

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The Fixer

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Ireland's Ghosts,
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11 July 2015

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Kitty Amaral
Fiddle Gems

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Laura Orshaw
Songs of Lost Yesterdays

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Blinded by the Light

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Personal Thing

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Tina Whittle
Deeper Than
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The Stranger

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Spy
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4 July 2015

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Ian Siegal
The Picnic Sessions

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Snapshots

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Never Just a Song

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Custard Protocol
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The Perfect Game

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Welsh Country Cookery:
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27 June 2015

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20 June 2015

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Grant Dermody
Sun Might Shine on Me

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Woody Pines

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We Shall Overcome: Essays
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Sherlock Holmes, The
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A Galaxy of Immortal Women,
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13 June 2015

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Eileen Ivers
Beyond the Bog Road

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The Foghorn Stringband
Devil in the Seat

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Live at the Rock Room

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Corinne West
Starlight Highway

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Just You Wait

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Sugar Skull
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The Complete Idiot's
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6 June 2015

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Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
Sweet Memories
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Pharis & Jason Romero
A Wanderer I'll Stay

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Crowe, Lawson & Williams
Standing Tall & Tough

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
In Session

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Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition
Lessons Learned

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Frederick Ramsay
The Wolf & the Lamb

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A Flight of Angels
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Comedy & a Need
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30 May 2015

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Jennifer Knapp
Set Me Free

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Carnero Vaquero

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Anna & Elizabeth

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Memories of Mine

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Where the Bones
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Deity: Collected
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... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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Geek Rock: An Exploration
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23 May 2015

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Norah Rendell
Spinning Yarns

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Jim Hanlon
The Cormier
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• • • FROM THE ARCHIVES

The Byrds
The Complete
Columbia Album Collection

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Clea Simon
A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir:
Kittens Can Kill

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Power Girl:
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Keep Your Hands
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Stumpjumper

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Cherish the Ladies
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The Mark on Eve

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Power & Glory
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Favourite Scottish Songs

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Trust

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Lily-O

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Ain't in No Hurry

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Andrew Grant Jackson
1965: The Most
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Final Girl
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The Best Exotic
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Arlen Roth
Slide Guitar Summit

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Cody Shuler

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The Coast

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Templars in America #4:
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The Hive
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Lenore:
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Black Sea
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Alasdair Roberts
Alasdair Roberts

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Wood, Wire & Words

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Last of the Old Time Outlaws:
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Young Lovecraft
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18 April 2015

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Brett Larson
One of These Roads

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The Roe Family Singers
Heaven Send Us Better Times

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Striking Matches
Nothing but the Silence

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Jay Willie Blues Band
Rumblin' & Slidin'

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The King's Privateer

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Meet Me in Venice

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Josh Hoyer &
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Living by the Minute

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Big Dave McLean
Faded But Not Gone

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Volume Five
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I Give Up, I'm In Love

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Priscilla Royal
Satan's Lullaby:
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Owen Parry
Honor's Kingdom

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David Ensminger
Mavericks of Sound:
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... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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Classic American Ballads
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Brad Absher
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Lucky Dog

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Moondog Medicine Show
Let It Go

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Cooler Than Blood

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Donald Brown
Bob Dylan:
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X'ed Out
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X-Men: Days of Future Past
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28 March 2015

Apologies to the musicians and authors looking for reviews, as well as the reviewers who took the time to write them and are waiting for them to be posted. Unfortunately, the editor has been down sick -- very sick -- for the past several days and has been unable to prepare this edition. Look for us to return next week.
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21 March 2015

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Cruinn
Storas

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Maggie Sansone
A Hammered
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Marienne Kreitlow
Like Noah's Dove

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Ryan Mitchell-Smith
Are You Sitting
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Darker Edge of Desire:
Gothic Tales of Romance

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

Andrew Lanh
Caught Dead:
A Rick Van Lam Mystery

... reviewed by Renee Harmon.

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Sister, Mother,
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14 March 2015

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7 March 2015

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Sweetwater String Band
River of Rhymes

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Willie Watson
Folk Singer Vol. 1

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Magnus Berg
Cut Me Loose

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

James Carothers
Honky Tonk Land

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Seeker

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Phantom Instinct

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The Hobbit: The Battle
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28 February 2015

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Hog-Eyed Man
Hog-Eyed Man 1

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The Traynham Family
Merry Mountain Hoedown

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Belmont Boulevard

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Jim Ed Brown
In Style Again

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Deborah Johnson
The Secret of Magic

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Margaret Atwood
MaddAddam Trilogy #2:
The Year of the Flood

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• • • POP CULTURE

Valerie Estelle Frankel
Joss Whedon's Names:
The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel,
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21 February 2015

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Cassie & Maggie
Sterling Road

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The Sweet Lowdown
Chasing the Sun

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Sena Ehrhardt
Live My Life

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • FLASHBACKS

Lynn Miles
Love Sweet Love

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Dewey Lambdin
The Naval Adventures
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The King's Commission

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Steven Axelrod
Nantucket Five-Spot:
A Henry Kennis Mystery

... reviewed by Corinne H. Smith.

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Susceptible
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The Imitation Game
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14 February 2015

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Lonesome River Band
Turn on a Dime

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Johnny Williams
Going My Way

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Hank Marvin
Django's Castle

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • FLASHBACKS

Martin Carthy
Waiting for Angels

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Gretel & the Case
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Rosemary & Larry Mild
Death Takes a Mistress:
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... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

• • • GRAPHIC NOVELS

The Nobody
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Interstellar
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• • • NEW RELEASES

Jim Hanlon
The Cormier Sessions: Vol. I

... reviewed by Nicky Rossiter.

Blue Mafia
Pray for Rain

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

The Farm Hands
Better Than I Deserve

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • FLASHBACKS

June Tabor
The Definitive Collection

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

Jack Williamson
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Star Bridge

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Joan Slonczewski
Still Forms on Foxfield

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • NAUTICAL

James Dodds
ABC of Boat Bits:
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24 January 2015

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• • • NEW RELEASES

Markus James
Head for the Hills

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Donna Hughes
Fly

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Donna Hughes
From the Heart

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • FLASHBACKS

The Barra MacNeils
The Celtic Colours Sessions

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• • • FICTION

Dewey Lambdin
The Naval Adventures
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The French Admiral

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Allen Wyler
Dead Wrong

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • MUSIC-RELATED

Bob Leszczak
Who Did It First?
Great Rock 'n' Roll Cover Songs

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • HISTORY

Ruth Hoover Seitz
Pennsylvania's
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10 January 2015

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• • • NEW RELEASES

Annie Lou
Tried & True

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Ernie Watts Quartet
A Simple Truth

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • FLASHBACKS

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Classic Maritime Music

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

Alexander Kent
Richard Bolitho #15:
Success to the Brave

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Darren Shan
Zom-B No. 2:
Zom-B Underground

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

• • • GRAPHIC NOVELS

Batwoman: Elegy
by Greg Rucka,
J.H. Williams III
& Dave Stewart

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.

• • • NAUTICAL NONSENSE

Henry Beard & Roy McKie
Sailing: A Dictionary
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• • • CINEMA

Nightcrawler
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• • • NEW RELEASES

Eric Bibb
Blues People

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

The City Boys Allstars
Blinded by the Night

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • FLASHBACKS

Wooden Spoon,
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I Love to Sing Irish Songs

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
The Lost Topic Tapes:
Cowes Harbor 1957

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • INTERVIEW

Jimmy Carter from
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Gospel is Alive

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• • • FICTION

Bill Pronzini
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The Spook Lights Affair

... reviewed by Scott Promish.

Douglas Reeman
A Ship Must Die

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • POP CULTURE

Valerie Estelle Frankel
Doctor Who: Where, What & How,
A Fannish Guide to the
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Despicable Me 2
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27 December 2014

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• • • NEW RELEASES

James Hurley
Voice & Guitar

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

Lisa Mills
I'm Changing

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • BACKWARD GLANCES

various artists,
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The Long Road Home

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Waterson:Carthy
Fishes & Fine Yellow Sand

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

Andrew D. Crastley
Keepers of Runes
& the Tower of Shadows

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

Cormac McCarthy
Child of God

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

• • • NAUTICAL HISTORY

Robert Elias Cahill
New England's
Naughty Navy

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • SPIRITUALITY

Timothy Keller
Prayer: Experiencing Awe
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... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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• • • CINEMA

Birdman, or,
The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu

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• • • CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Silver Belles
Silver Belles

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Charlie Zahm
The White Snows of Winter

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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• • • NEW RELEASES

Ben Hunter
& Joe Seamons
Take Yo Time

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Dave Ray
Legacy

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Paul Avgerinos
Bhakti

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • INTERVIEWS

Eileen Ivers
keeping the tradition alive

... interviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • LISTS

Jerome Clark's
Best of 2014

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• • • FICTION

Kurt Kamm
Tunnel Visions

... reviewed by Anne Tenaglia.

Reavis Z. Wortham
Vengeance is Mine

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • NAUTICAL

Olivia A. Isil
When a Loose Cannon Flogs a
Dead Horse There's the Devil to Pay:
Seafaring Words in Everyday Speech

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• • • CINEMA

The Hunger Games:
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13 December 2014

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• • • NEW RELEASES

The New Line
Can't Hold the Wheel

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Georgie Bonds
Stepping into Time

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • VINTAGE DISCS

The Crimson Pirates
Come 'n Be a Pirate

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

John Stewart
Introduction to
John Stewart

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

Dewey Lambdin
The Naval Adventures of Alan Lewrie
No. 1: The King's Coat

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Andy Weir
The Martian

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

• • • POP CULTURE

Valerie Estelle Frankel
Sherlock: Every Canon Reference
You May Have Missed in BBC's Series 1-3

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • NAUTICAL

Angus Konstam
Ghost Ships

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• • • CINEMA

Pontypool
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• • • SOMETHING NEW

Wendy MacIsaac
Off the Floor

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

The Duke Robillard Band
Calling All Blues

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Rob Stone
Gotta Keep Rollin'

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • SOMETHING OLD

various artists
DJ's Choice:
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

various artists
Ain't No Grave:
A Tribute to Traditional
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

V.A. Stuart
Phillip Hazard #5:
Hazard in Circassia

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Gail Carriger
The Parasol Protectorate
No. 4: Heartless

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.

• • • GRAPHIC NOVELS

Wizzywig
by Ed Piskor

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• • • CINEMA

Child of God
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29 November 2014

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• • • NEW RELEASES

Grady Champion
Bootleg Whiskey

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Larry Stephenson Band
Pull Your Savior In

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • FROM THE VAULT

Sean Doyle
The Light &
the Half-Light

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

various artists
Celtic Colors
of the World

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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• • • FICTION

Allen Wyler
Deadly Odds

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

Charlie Higson
The Enemy

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

• • • POP CULTURE

Cavan Scott
& Mark Wright
Who-ology: Doctor Who,
The Official Miscellany

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • NAUTICAL

Dean King
A Sea of Words: A Lexicon
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Seafaring Tales of Patrick O'Brian

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• • • CINEMA

Elysium
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• • • NEW RELEASES

Sheila MacDonald
Tangle of Trees

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Otis Clay
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Soul Brothers

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Candi Staton
Life Happens

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

The Blind Boys of Alabama
& Taj Mahal
Talkin' Christmas

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • VAULT PICKS

Mark Roberts &
Sandol Astrausky
Dance Across the Sea: Dances
& Airs from the Celtic Highlands

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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Classic Folk Music
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

David Donachie
The Privateersman Mysteries
No. 6: A Game of Bones

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • GRAPHIC NOVELS

Shooting War
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... reviewed by Mary Harvey.

• • • YULE/PHILOSOPHY

Eric Kaplan
Does Santa Exist?

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• • • CINEMA

Godzilla
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15 November 2014

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• • • FRESH BAKED
Still warm from the oven,
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Leela Barbara Fraser,
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Celtic Hits

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Rory Block
Hard Luck Child:
A Tribute to Skip James

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Altered Five Blues Band
Cryin' Mercy

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • PANTRY PICKS
Some music gets better with
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Charlie Zahm
Lighthouse on the Shore

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott
The Lost Topic Tapes:
Isle of Wight 1957

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• • • FICTION

James Lee Burke
Wayfaring Stranger

... reviewed by Ann Flynt.

Allen Wyler
Dead End Deal

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

• • • NAUTICAL

Terry Breverton
Breverton's
Nautical Curiosities:
A Book of the Sea

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• • • CINEMA

Lucy
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8 November 2014

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• • • RECORDINGS

various artists
Classic Celtic Music

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Cahalen Morrison
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The Flower of
Muscle Shoals

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Beat Funktion
Mandy's Secret

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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Alan Lawrence
The Massacre of Innocents

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Gail Carriger
The Parasol Protectorate Series
No. 3: Blameless

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.

Bruce Macbain
The Bull Slayer

... reviewed by Patrick Derksen.

• • • NAVAL HISTORY

Sally M. Walker
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine:
Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • SEX/ART

Eland Sparklers
Kama Sutra:
Connect the Dots

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• • • RECORDINGS

The Bilge Pumps
Bail Money

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Jesse Winchester
A Reasonable
Amount of Trouble

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Antonio Adolfo
Rio, Choro, Jazz...

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher
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• • • INTERVIEW

Mary Black
For the joy of music

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• • • FICTION

Joe R. Lansdale
Leather Maiden

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

David P. Wagner
Death in the Dolomites

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • NAUTICAL

Christopher Caswell
The Quotable Sailor

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• • • RECORDINGS

Kathleen Keane
Where the Wind
Meets the Water

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Risa Hall
New York Nights

... reviewed by Ann Flynt.

The Quiet American
Songs from a Rocking Chair

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Billy Strings & Don Julin
Fiddle Tune X

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Front Country
Sake of the Sound

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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S. Thomas Russell
Charles Hayden #4:
Until the Sea Shall
Give Up Her Dead

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Tammy Kaehler
Avoidable Contact

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • WITCHES

Katherine Howe, editor,
The Penguin Book of Witches

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• • • RECORDINGS

Giulia Millanta
The Funambulist

... reviewed by Patrick Derksen.

Mud Morganfield
& Kim Wilson
For Pops:
A Tribute to
Muddy Waters

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Michael Cleveland
& Flamekeeper
On Down the Line

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Steep Canyon Rangers
Tell the Ones I Love

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Washington Irving
The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow & Other Stories

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Dean Lorey
Jack Icefloe Jackson's
Romance for Men:
Pandora's Box

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Neil Gaiman
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Chu's First
Day of School

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Bernadette Pajer
The Edison Effect

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• • • RECORDINGS

The Alt
The Alt

... reviewed by Tom Knapp
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La Bottine Souriante
Cordial

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

various artists
Dear Jean:
Artists Celebrate
Jean Ritchie

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Jon Byrd
Route 41

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

JP Harris & the Tough Choices
Home is Where the Hurt Is

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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• • • FICTION

Alexander Kent
Richard Bolitho #14:
A Tradition of Victory

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

J.M. Hayes
The Spirit & the Skull

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • MEMOIR

Carol Leifer
How to Succeed in Business
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• • • RECORDINGS

Natalie MacMaster
Cape Breton Girl

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Lenny Solomon
Under My Hat

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Fayssoux
I Can't Wait

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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D. Anne Love
The Puppeteer's Apprentice

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.

R.M. Cartmel
The Richebourg Affair

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

• • • NAUTICAL HISTORY

John Braginton-Smith
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Cape Cod Shore Whaling:
America's First Whalemen

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Runa
Current Affairs

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Leslie Evers
I Can't Remember
My Dreams

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Laurie Lewis
& Kathy Kallick
Laurie & Kathy Sing
the Songs of Vern & Ray

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Alexander Kent
Richard Bolitho #13:
The Inshore Squadron

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Joseph Finder
Suspicion

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

D.J. Donaldson
New Orleans Requiem

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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Harry Gratwick
Historic Shipwrecks
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... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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20 September 2014

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The Nighthawks
444

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Albert Castiglia
Solid Ground

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Missy Werner
Turn This Heart Around

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Jim & Lynna Woolsey
The Road That Brings You Home

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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V.A. Stuart
Phillip Hazard #4:
Hazard of Huntress

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Gail Carriger
The Parasol Protectorate
#2: Changeless

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.

Warren C. Easley
Dead Float:
A Cal Claxton Mystery

... reviewed by Corinne H. Smith.

• • • MUSIC HISTORY

Michael Jarrett
Producing Country:
The Inside Story of
the Great Recordings

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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Cold in July
directed by Jim Mickle

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.



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13 September 2014

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The Duhks
Beyond the Blue

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

True North
Elsebound

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Trinity River Band
Better Than Blue

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Deanna Bogart
Just a Wish Away

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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Neil Gaiman
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Chu's Day

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Darren Shan
Zom-B

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

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Sailor Twain, or:
The Mermaid in the Hudson

by Mark Siegal

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.

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Guardians of the Galaxy
directed by James Gunn

... reviewed by Mary Harvey
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6 September 2014

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Alex Hodgson
The Brig tae nae Where

... reviewed by Nicky Rossiter.

Rod Piazza &
the Mighty Flyers
Emergency Situation

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Crosspoint
We're Gonna Rise

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Steve Gulley
Family, Friends & Fellowship

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Mike Scott & Friends
The Old Country Church

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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David Donachie
The Privateersman Mysteries
No. 5: The Scent of Betrayal

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Susan Slater
Rollover:
A Dan Mahoney Mystery

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

Ken Kuhlken
The Good Know Nothing:
A California Century Mystery

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
directed by Wes Anderson

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.



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30 August 2014

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Grace Griffith
Passing Through

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Long John Baldry
The Best of the
Stony Plain Years

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

John Mayall
A Special Life

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Dulsori
Korean Drums --
Binari: Well Wishing Music

... reviewed by Patrick Derksen.

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• • • FICTION

W. Clark Russell
The Yarn of
Old Harbour Town

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Lisa M. Cronkhite
Disconnected

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Maleficent
directed by Robert Stromberg

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.



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23 August 2014

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Red Molly
The Red Album

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Bronwynne Brent
Stardust

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Dulcie Taylor & Friends
Only Worn One Time

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

various artists
For the Love of the Music:
The Club 47 Folk Revival

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Janiva Magness
Original

... reviewed by John Lindermuth.

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L.A. Meyer
Jacky Faber #12:
Wild Rover No More

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness

... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.

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For the Love of the Music:
The Club 47 Folk Revival

directed by Todd Kwait
& Rob Stegman

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.



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9 August 2014

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Goodnight Moonshine
Goodnight Moonshine

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

The White Buffalo
Shadows, Greys
& Evil Ways

... reviewed by Vlady Kozubnyak.

Miss Laurie Ann
& the SaddleTones
Ease My Mind

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Dudley Pope
Nicholas Ramage
#11: Ramage's Signal

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Barbara Levenson
Justice in June

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The Wolverine
directed by James Mangold

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.



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2 August 2014

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Kacy & Clayton
The Day is Past & Gone

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Locust Honey String Band
Never Let Me Cross Your Mind

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Colleen Rennison
See the Sky About to Rain

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Mike Clifford
Stay in Motion

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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Alexander Kent
Richard Bolitho #12:
Signal -- Close Action!

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Eliot Pattison
Bone Rattler

... reviewed by John Lindermuth.

• • • MEMOIRS

Ingrid Ricks
Hippie Boy:
A Girl's Story

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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