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May 1, 2012

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published May 1, 2012. You can also view all of the books we've reviewed that were published anytime in May 2012.

Book Review

Romantic Spirits

by Dindy Yokel

An intriguing account of an art movement below the Mason-Dixon line, and what set it apart from Northern counterparts. Romantic Spirits: Nineteenth Century Paintings of the South, The Johnson Collection is by the esteemed Southern art... Read More

Book Review

Under the Drones

by Karunesh Tuli

During a visit to a commander who controlled provinces in northern Afghanistan, a Pakistani journalist spotted blood and chunks of flesh in the courtyard. He was told that the commander had just handed out punishment to a soldier. For... Read More

Book Review

My Yosemite

El Capitan, Half Dome, giant sequoias, the legacy of naturalist John Muir, and the smartest bears in the world. Meet the staff at Yosemite National Park, plus its creatures, plants, and hikes. Discussions of camping supplies, climbing... Read More

Book Review

Hippopposites

This smartly designed collection of opposed concepts stars the single figure of a 
hippopotamus in many guises: small and large; thin and thick, blurry and clear; rough and soft; behind and in front; right and left; alone and together... Read More

Book Review

Confessions of a Love Come Undone

by Leia Menlove

Cesmi Ersoz’s "Confessions of a Love Come Undone" is not a beach read. Between the explicative title and the grim artwork of the English-language edition—an unfocused couple in a street of shadows and heavily shuttered doors—the... Read More

Book Review

One Square Mile

by Barry Silverstein

Jack Shaw’s tale of the renewal of a California community is compelling for two reasons. First, it demonstrates how sound business principles can be applied to community development. Second, it is an exceptional example of how a... Read More

Book Review

The Planets

by Karen Ackland

A grisly explosion on the outskirts of a city, resulting in human appendages sprayed for hundreds of meters, causes the narrator to remember his childhood friend, M, who disappeared years before. In interconnected vignettes, the book... Read More

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