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Category: Nonfiction

The Honey Bus cover

Pulitzer-nominated journalist Meredith May has written a magical memoir about her unusual childhood on the coast of Big Sur, California. In The Honey Bus [Park Row Books, April 2] she tells of a little girl from a broken family taken under the wing of her eccentric grandfather who kept bees in an abandoned military bus in his yard.  And there’s good news for book clubs: we have a book club (read more…)

Freedom's Detective cover

The nonfiction love continues with Publishers Weekly’s *starred review for Freedom’s Detective: The Secret Service, the Ku Klux Klan and the Man Who Masterminded America’s First War on Terror [Apr. 9, Hanover Square]. Author Charles Lane, a Washington Post editorial board member and op-ed columnist, tells the untold story of the Reconstruction-era U.S. Secret Service and their battle against the Ku Klux Klan, through the career of its controversial chief, Hiram C. Whitley. (read more…)

African Samurai cover

Library Journal is raving about African Samurai: The True Story of Yasuke, a Legendary Black Warrior in Feudal Japan by Thomas Lockley and Geoffrey Girard [4/30, Hanover Square]. The book chronicles the remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai and his astonishing journey from Northern Africa to the heights of Japanese society. Says LJ in their starred review: “This fact-checked portrait of an often-mythologized warrior with manga and anime variations is (read more…)

Milicent Patrick photo

Milicent Patrick was one of Disney’s first female animators (if not THE first female animator) and created one of the world’s best known classic movie monsters, only for her work to be credited to—and essentially eradicated by—a man. The Lady from the Black Lagoon [Hanover Square Press, March 2019] is Mallory O’Meara’s enthralling true-detective story chronicling her mission to uncover Patrick’s history and restore her to her rightful place in (read more…)

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