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Xpress Reviews for Weeks of June 5th & June 12th, 2007

I like to play catch-up – will you play catch-up with me? Here are the titles reviewed in our web-only, freely-accessible, Xpress Reviews section from the last two weeks.

Xpress Reviews for Week of June 12th, 2007

FICTION
Bachman, Richard. Blaze. Scribner.

NONFICTION
Beffort, Brian. Joy of Backpacking: Your Complete Guide to Attaining Pure Happiness in the Outdoors. Wilderness.

Gifts: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives. Woodbine.

Jensen, Derrick (text) & Karen Tweedy-Holmes (photogs.). Thought To Exist in the Wild: Awakening from the Nightmare of Zoos. No Voice Unheard.

Kiple, Kenneth F. A Movable Feast: Ten Millennia of Food Globalization. Cambridge Univ.

Rentel, Ron with Joe Zellnik. Karma Queens, Geek Gods, & Innerpreneurs: Meet the 9 Consumer Types Shaping Today’s Marketplace. McGraw-Hill.

Semonche, John E. Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media. Rowman & Littlefield.

Slack, Gordy. The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything: Evolution, Intelligent Design and a School Board in Dover, PA. Wiley.

Szpiro, George G. Poincaré’s Prize: The Hundred-Year Quest To Solve One of Math’s Greatest Puzzles. Dutton.

White, Trevor. Kitchen Con: Writing on the Restaurant Racket. Arcade, dist. by Little, Brown.

GRAPHIC NOVELS
Dini, Paul & Royal McGraw (text) & Dan Kramer & Wayne Faucher & others (illus.). Batman: Detective. DC Comics.

Dixon, Chuck (text) & Andy Smith (illus.). Claw the Unconquered. Wildstorm: DC Comics.

Fujisaki, Ryu. Hoshin Engi. Vol. 1. Viz Media.

Hale, Tricia Riley (text) & Jim Jimenez (illus.). Grand Theft Galaxy. Vol. 1. Tokyopop.

Kishi, Daimuro (text) & Tamao Ichinose (illus.). Time Guardian. Vol. 1. CMX: DC Comics.

Lee, Youngran. Click. Vol. 1. Netcomics.

Lent, Michael & Mike Raicht (text) & Alex Sanchez & Bong Dazo (illus.). Prey: Origin of the Species. Dabel Brothers: Marvel.

Marraffino, Frank (text) & Drew Rausch (illus.). The Dark Goodbye. Vol. 1. Tokyopop.

Oeming, Michael Avon & Ivan Brandon (text & illus.). Cross Bronx. Vol. 1. Image Comics.

Smith, Kevin (text) & Terry Dodson (illus.). Spider-Man and the Black Cat: The Evil That Men Do. Marvel.

Tenzen, Momoko. The Paradise on the Hill. Juné: Digital Manga.

Wann. 100% Perfect Girl. Netcomics.

Yamada, Sakurako. La Vie en Rose. Juné: Digital Manga.

Yamagata, Satomi. Fake Fur. Juné: Digital Manga.

Zograf, Aleksandar. Regards from Serbia: A Cartoonist’s Diary of a Crisis in Serbia. Top Shelf Productions.

Xpress Reviews for Week of June 5th, 2007 (the reviews are on the same page as June 12th; please scroll past June 12th)

FICTION
Battles, Brett. The Cleaner. Delacorte.

Land, Brad. Pilgrims Upon the Earth. Random.

Perry, Tasmina. Daddy’s Girls. Touchstone: S. & S.

NONFICTION
Alschuler, Lise & Karolyn A. Gazella. Alternative Medicine Magazine’s Definitive Guide to Cancer: An Integrative Approach to Prevention, Treatment, and Healing. 2d ed. Celestial Arts.

Arden, Darlene. Rover, Get Off Her Leg!: Pet Etiquette for the Dog Who Pees on Your Rug, Steals the Roast, and Poops in Improper Places. Health Communications.

Arnold, Hugo. The Wagamama Cookbook. Kyle: Kyle Cathie, dist. by National Bk. Network.

Barrett, Deirdre. Waistland: The (R)evolutionary Science Behind Our Weight and Fitness Crisis. Norton.

Gould, Stephen Jay. The Richness of Life: The Essential Stephen Jay Gould. Norton.

Gussow, Adam. Journeyman’s Road: Modern Blues Lives from Faulkner’s Mississippi to Post-9/11 New York. Univ. of Tennessee.

Hamilton, Nigel. Bill Clinton: Mastering the Presidency. PublicAffairs: Perseus.

Horwitz, Allan V. & Jerome C. Wakefield. The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder. Oxford Univ.

Klass, Perri. Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor. Basic Bks: Perseus.

Rogov, Daniel (text) & Yael Hershberg (illus.). Rogues, Writers, & Whores: Dining with the Rich and Infamous, or a Stock of Scrumptious Stories from the Centuries. Toby.

Sklar, Jill. The Five Gifts of Illness: A Reconsideration. Marlowe: Avalon, dist. by Publishers Group West.

Stevens, Kathy. Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary. Skyhorse, dist. by Sterling.

Tourles, Stephanie. Organic Body Care Recipes: 175 Homemade Herbal Formulas for Glowing Skin & a Vibrant Self. Storey.

Zane. Dear G-Spot: Straight Talk About Sex and Love. Atria: S. & S.

AUDIO
Hopkinson, Nalo. The New Moon’s Arms. Sound Library: BBC Audiobooks America.

Robb, J.D. Innocent in Death. Brilliance Audio.

Woods, Stuart. Fresh Disasters. Books on Tape.

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