Nonfiction on Citizen Science, Primatology, the Iran Deal, and the Beatles | Xpress Reviews

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An engaging exploration of citizen science; recommended for nonspecialists intrigued by animal intelligence; those who remain skeptical of the plan’s framework will have their views reinforced; an absorbing, reflective work that will appeal to more serious music fans and Beatles newcomers

Fiction from Hurwitz, Rosenfeld, and Ryan, plus Debuts and Mermaids | Xpress Reviews

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Hurwitz excels at writing smart characters and plots; Luke is another compelling diversion from Ryan; Kamata’s coming-of-age story mixes bits of magical realism with the trials of growing up in the 1970s suburban Midwest

Politics & Law, December 2016 | Best Sellers

January 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (previously YBP Library Services)

E-Originals from Colgan, Leigh, Michaels, and Robinson | Xpress Reviews

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Romance readers will celebrate this latest addition to Colgan’s series; explicit, fiery, and fun, this quick thrill is quintessential Leigh; readers of Michaels’s series will not be disappointed; for readers of sports romances who like their stories steamy but their characters still coming of age

LibraryReads December 2016/January 2017

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You will find the December/January LibraryReads list thrilling, with books like Peter Swanson’s Hitchcock-like thriller, a suspense filled murder mystery from Barry Brunonia, and award-winning author Jane Harper’s heart-racing debut mystery.

LJ’s Best Books of 2016

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Our picks for the Top Ten books of 2016, plus Top Five picks in genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and more.

Graphic Novel from Bertozzi and Hargan on “Becoming Andy Warhol” | Xpress Reviews

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Bertozzi and Hargan explore a specific period in Andy Warhol’s life, presenting a compelling subject matter that may be of interest to Warhol enthusiasts but might go over the heads of casual readers

Nonfiction on Middle Eastern Poetry, Ted Roosevelt Jr., Königsberg, the Great War, Library Budgets, Artists’ Letters | Xpress Reviews

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A spicy and special treat for Middle Eastern collections; Brady’s work augments our appreciation of interactions within the Roosevelt clan; a unique but true story of leadership, loyalty, hardship, and war; readers curious about art will find this irresistible

Fiction from Bohjalian, Meyer, Murray, and Debuter McCarthy | Xpress Reviews

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Bohjalian’s latest will captivate readers who crave an edge-of-your-seat page-turner; mystery fans will be looking forward to the next Dr. Harry Kent novel; a fun read for those who enjoy the lighter side of spy fiction; Murray’s bold historical is wise and good enough

E-Originals from Barnard, March, and Sotto | Xpress Reviews

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Like the previous series installment, this sequel brings real heart to an exciting fantasy adventure; March’s breathtaking “Thistle Bend” series takes on a “green” bent; Sotto hits all the romantic high notes; highly recommended