This Week’s Hot Reviews

You & A Bike & A Road 
Eleanor Davis | Koyama Press | 9781927668405 | May 2017
“[G]ritty, funny, and triumphant in surprising ways.”—Outside

The Wolf Who Learned Self-Control
Orianne Lallemand, illus. Eleonore Thuillier | Auzou | 9782733861479 | October 2018
“Children who are learning self-control will benefit from the lessons Wolf learns. Themes of self-confidence and friendship are intertwined in the story.”—Oregon Coast Youth Book Preview Center

Amsterdam Noir
René Appel and Josh Pachter, editors | Akashic Books | 9781617756146 | January 2019
“An appealing compendium, with welcome doses of local color and atmosphere.”—New York Journal of Books

Not Here
Hieu Minh Nguyen | Coffee House Press | 9781566895095 | April 2018
“Again and again, [Nguyen] slowly drops you then catches you, from one revelatory juxtaposition to the next.”—Adroit Journal

Depeche Mode: Monument
Dennis Burmeister and Sascha Lange | Akashic Books | 9781617755934 | November 2017
“[T]his is a visually stunning and worthwhile read. It is both entrancing and heartfelt while at the same time informational, genuine and candid, and the reverence felt for the band by the author is contagious.”—Association for Recorded Sound Collections Journal

Empty Words
Mario Levrero | Coffee House Press | 9781566895460 | May 2019
“One can take this genre as a diary, as a novel entirely imagined, as an autobiographical or purely psychological analysis, ‘an act of self-construction’ . . . .A Cartesian mind who wishes to decide would deprive himself of the healthy freedom that Mario Levrero offers him.”—Nouveaux Espaces Latinos

Wounds into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Jewish Trauma
Rabbi Tirzah Firestone | Monkfish Book Publishing | 9781948626026 | April 2019
“[B]oth a labor of love as well as an intellectual tour de force. . . . Rabbi Firestone teaches us how to listen, to ourselves and to others. Her book should be read by everyone who wishes personal healing and the healing of this traumatized world.”—Tikkun Magazine

The Heart of the Goddess: Art, Myth and Meditations of the World’s Sacred Feminine
Hallie Iglehart Austen | Monkfish Books Publishing | 9781939681942 | October 2018
“Regardless of how many books you own or have read about goddesses, I guarantee you that you’ve never encountered anything like this. Informative, spiritual, and filled with art pieces from antiquity to contemporary times, The Heart of the Goddess is, and will remain, a classic.”—Magical Buffet

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story
Wyomia Tyus and Elizabeth Terzakis | Akashic Books/Edge of Sports | 9781617756580 | September 2018
“A must read. Written with clarity, candor, and boundless energy, it demonstrates the resolve of the human spirit to emerge victorious against the greatest odds.”—Jamaica Gleaner

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