Graphic Novels from Gaiman & Oakley and Spencer & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Gaiman fans will find all the hallmarks of the gifted fantasist brought to life; Spencer is recommended for anyone who enjoys a solid mystery that mixes science with some mysticism

Nonfiction: Coronado’s Ecofriendly Gardening Solutions | Xpress Reviews

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More hackneyed than hacked, Coronado’s book adds little to an already-full gardening shelf, though the happy tone will appeal to some readers

Fiction from Debuter Salehi and Yokoyama | Xpress Reviews

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This hybrid legal finance/international thriller may be suitable for fans of broad action/adventure tales; Yokoyama’s English-language debut is a complex procedural that takes time to get into high gear

E-Originals from Naquin, Sebastian, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

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Kam’s character is highly entertaining and drives a very compelling plot; Sebastian has crafted an epic romance, full of incredible chemistry; readers will be just as enthralled with Rome our lovers are with each other

Literary Criticism, January 2017 | Best Sellers

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February 2017 LibraryReads

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With the new year in full swing, there is no question that this issue of LibraryReads will bring you new and exciting adventures. This month’s list includes master storyteller Neil Gaiman’s retelling of Norse myths; Clare Mackintosh introduces us to her new thriller I See You; while Alex George pulls at our heartstrings with a story of friendship, pain, and hope.

LJ Media Reviews: February 1, 2017

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A teacher in an orphanage inherits a fortune in Balogh’s series opener; three excellent narrators bring to life Picoult’s story of racism in contemporary America; for anyone with the slightest interest in comics in particular and art in general; it won’t take long to grow to love Altman’s Short Cuts

LJ Reference Reviews: February 1, 2017

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This snapshot of the current social movements is a solid first source for research; this significant work deserves a place in all libraries; a promising and abundant database that has potential appeal to researchers and browsers alike

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Zornberg’s Moses is not for the faint of heart; Horta’s scholarly, albeit witty and entertaining analysis and style will have wide appeal; Hatch’s memoir will move readers who are interested in global health, medical education, and biographies in general

LJ Fiction Reviews: February 1, 2017

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Boyd/Kirk take readers behind today’s headlines; Kline expertly captures the essence of Wyeth’s iconic masterpiece; Santiago’s debut ticks all the boxes for a first-rate thriller; Ollmann is an early contender for the best in 2017; Welsh’s debut is an inspiring feminist tale perfect for the modern age