Hello, Readers:

At this moment we are all experiencing a global pandemic unprecedented in our lifetimes. When my own academic institution shuttered its doors and went to online instruction back in March of 2020, I realized that many of my fellow academics would likewise be confined to home; even as they struggled to complete their Spring semester curricula over the internet, they would also have more “flexible” hours to tackle other projects. So, I issued a call for reviews of the “books received” sent to me by publishers during my tenure as Book Review Editor. I was immensely gratified by the results of my call, and in this issue we have a record six book reviews. The topics of the books themselves are quite eclectic, as are the approaches of the individual reviewers. But the sheer variety of the reviews offers, I think, a valuable “snapshot” of the creative efforts...

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