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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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The Byrds
The Complete
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A Pru Marlowe Pet Noir:
Kittens Can Kill

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Power Girl:
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16 May 2015

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Charlie Parr
Keep Your Hands
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Charlie Parr
Stumpjumper

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • PERFORMANCE

Cherish the Ladies
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... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • INTERVIEW

Maura O'Connell
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Joel Fox
The Mark on Eve

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Power & Glory
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Lenore: Wedgies
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9 May 2015

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Favourite Scottish Songs

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The Levins
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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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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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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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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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Nothing but the Silence

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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
Voices

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Marlene VerPlanck
I Give Up, I'm In Love

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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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Classic American Ballads
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Lucky Dog

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Let It Go

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Cooler Than Blood

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Donald Brown
Bob Dylan:
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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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Cruinn
Storas

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Maggie Sansone
A Hammered
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Marienne Kreitlow
Like Noah's Dove

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Ryan Mitchell-Smith
Are You Sitting
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Darker Edge of Desire:
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Andrew Lanh
Caught Dead:
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... 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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Cut Me Loose

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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:
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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

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Lynn Miles
Love Sweet Love

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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

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Hank Marvin
Django's Castle

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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Martin Carthy
Waiting for Angels

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

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The Nobody
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Interstellar
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7 February 2015

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Jim Hanlon
The Cormier Sessions: Vol. I

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Blue Mafia
Pray for Rain

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

The Farm Hands
Better Than I Deserve

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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June Tabor
The Definitive Collection

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Star Bridge

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Joan Slonczewski
Still Forms on Foxfield

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James Dodds
ABC of Boat Bits:
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31 January 2015

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24 January 2015

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Markus James
Head for the Hills

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Donna Hughes
Fly

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Donna Hughes
From the Heart

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The Barra MacNeils
The Celtic Colours Sessions

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The Naval Adventures
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The French Admiral

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Allen Wyler
Dead Wrong

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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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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17 January 2015

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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.

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Classic Maritime Music

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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
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... reviewed by Mary Harvey.

• • • NAUTICAL NONSENSE

Henry Beard & Roy McKie
Sailing: A Dictionary
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Nightcrawler
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3 January 2015

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Eric Bibb
Blues People

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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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Bill Pronzini
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The Spook Lights Affair

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Douglas Reeman
A Ship Must Die

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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Valerie Estelle Frankel
Doctor Who: Where, What & How,
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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

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The Long Road Home

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Waterson:Carthy
Fishes & Fine Yellow Sand

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Andrew D. Crastley
Keepers of Runes
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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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Birdman, or,
The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu

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20 December 2014

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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
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Take Yo Time

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Dave Ray
Legacy

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Paul Avgerinos
Bhakti

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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Eileen Ivers
keeping the tradition alive

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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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The Hunger Games:
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• • • NEW RELEASES

The New Line
Can't Hold the Wheel

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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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Pontypool
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• • • SOMETHING NEW

Wendy MacIsaac
Off the Floor

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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.

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

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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.

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Wizzywig
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Child of God
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Grady Champion
Bootleg Whiskey

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Larry Stephenson Band
Pull Your Savior In

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

• • • FROM THE VAULT

Sean Doyle
The Light &
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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Celtic Colors
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... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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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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... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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Elysium
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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
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Talkin' Christmas

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • VAULT PICKS

Mark Roberts &
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Dance Across the Sea: Dances
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... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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Classic Folk Music
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

• • • GRAPHIC NOVELS

Shooting War
by Anthony Lappe
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... reviewed by Mary Harvey.

• • • YULE/PHILOSOPHY

Eric Kaplan
Does Santa Exist?

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Godzilla
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Leela Barbara Fraser,
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Celtic Hits

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Rory Block
Hard Luck Child:
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Altered Five Blues Band
Cryin' Mercy

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

• • • PANTRY PICKS
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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

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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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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Lucy
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Classic Celtic Music

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

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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The Bilge Pumps
Bail Money

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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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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

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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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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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
& Adam Rex
Chu's First
Day of School

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

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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Alexander Kent
Richard Bolitho #14:
A Tradition of Victory

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

J.M. Hayes
The Spirit & the Skull

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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Carol Leifer
How to Succeed in Business
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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
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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.

• • • NAUTICAL HISTORY

Harry Gratwick
Historic Shipwrecks
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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
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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:
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by Mark Siegal

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.

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Guardians of the Galaxy
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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

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The Grand Budapest Hotel
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... reviewed by Whitney Mallenby.



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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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W. Clark Russell
The Yarn of
Old Harbour Town

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Lisa M. Cronkhite
Disconnected

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Maleficent
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... reviewed by Mary Harvey.



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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

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Rhys Bowen
Her Royal Spyness

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For the Love of the Music:
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directed by Todd Kwait
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... reviewed by Jerome Clark.



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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
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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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Kacy & Clayton
The Day is Past & Gone

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Locust Honey String Band
Never Let Me Cross Your Mind

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Colleen Rennison
See the Sky About to Rain

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Stay in Motion

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Richard Bolitho #12:
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Eliot Pattison
Bone Rattler

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Hippie Boy:
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Kingwhistler
Grass Routes

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David Olney
When the Deal Goes Down

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Amy McCarley
Jet Engines

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David Donachie
The Privateersman Mysteries
No. 4: An Element of Chance

... reviewed by Tom Knapp.

Alan Beechey
This Private Plot

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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Larry D. Ball
Tom Horn:
In Life & Legend

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I Draw Slow
White Wave Chapel

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Yolanda Duke
Te Llevo Bajo La Piel

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Jeremy Fox
With Love

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

Nancy Goudinaki
I Wanna Be Your Star

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

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Dustbowl Revival
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Eileen Brady
Muzzled:
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D.V.M. Mystery

... reviewed by Corinne H. Smith.

Gay Hendricks
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The Third Rule of Ten

... reviewed by Amanda Fisher.

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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Outlaw Woman: a Memoir
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Paul Creane &
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The Clock

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Mikey Junior
Travelin' South

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Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
Rollin' With the Blues Boss

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Antonio Adolfo
Rio, Choro, Jazz...

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Dudley Pope
Nicholas Ramage #10:
The Ramage Touch

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Donis Casey
Hell with the Lid Blown Off

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The Underwater Welder
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West of Eden
Songs from
Twisting River

... reviewed by Nicky Rossiter.

Grady Kelneck
Take My Hand

... reviewed by Michael Scott Cain.

The Gentlemen of Bluegrass
Carolina Memories

... reviewed by Jerome Clark.

Rich in Tradition
Lonesomeville

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David Donachie
The Privateersman Mysteries
No. 3: A Hanging Matter

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Laura Riley
Tell Me of Brave Women

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• • • CINEMA

Oculus
directed by Mike Flanagan

... reviewed by Mary Harvey.



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