Two new books published by Carolina Academic Press have crossed my desk in recent weeks.  Practical Global Family Law: United States, China and Italy by Janet Leach Richards, Chen Wei and Lorella dal Pezzo compares the divorce law of these three countries using a single complex case study. Also just out is the second edition of Family Law in the World Community: Cases, Materials, and Problems in Comparative and International Family Law.  For this new edition, Marianne Blair and Merle Weiner  have been joined by Barbara Stark  and Solangel Maldonado.  Barbara Stark, who was my coauthor on Global Issues in Family Law (ThompsonWest, 2007), is also  the author of International Family Law: An Introduction (Ashgate 2005).