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I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
by Michelle McNamara, Read by Gabra Zackman

Reading McNamara’s account itself, Zackman perfectly balances the author’s passion with the terrifying nature of the crimes. Her reading is so convincing that it feels as if the author herself is recounting her investigation. Listeners might also seek out the simultaneously released, three-part podcast of the same name, which discusses how the book was finished after McNamara’s death.

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Top-10_Biographies-audio-2018_f1.jpgTop 10 Biographies on Audio: 2018
by Joyce Saricks

Biographies and memoirs, reviewed in Booklist between February 15, 2017, and May 15, 2018, introduce listeners to intriguing contemporary and historical personalities.

Top-10_Biographies-youth-2018_f1.jpgTop 10 Biographies for Youth: 2018
by Julia Smith

Artists and architects mingle with activists, soldiers, and even a herpetologist in this selection of outstanding biographies, reviewed in Booklist between February 15, 2017, and May 15, 2018.

Top-10_Biographies-2018_f1.jpgTop 10 Biographies: 2018
by Donna Seaman

Portraits of a key Harlem Renaissance thinker, the magazine editor who took rock ’n’ roll seriously, a food visionary, the brothers who brought us cornflakes, and two Russian leaders are among the standout biographies reviewed in Booklist since the June 2017 issue.

column_carte-blanche_f1.jpgCarte Blanche: How Does Your Garden Grow?
by Michael Cart

I’m a Pisces. That means I should love gardening. Wrong! Uncle Michael’s idea of a good time is not falling to his knees to grub around in the dirt, uncovering worms and other vermin that creep, crawl, and slither. And don’t get me started on compost.

Real-Life-Ref-2018_f1.jpgReal-Life Reference: Of Marx and Mockingjays
by Nicolette Warisse Sosulski

For most of the weekend I am eager—maybe too eager—to help my children with their research. The exception is my Sunday night chat reference session; then it becomes “Don’t interrupt me unless somebody is bleeding.”

Shakespeare_f1.jpgRethinking Shakespeare
by Maggie Reagan

When I was in high school, I picked a fight with my English teacher about Shakespeare. I—probably obnoxiously—kept insisting that Shakespeare was just no good at writing women.

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