Graphic Novels from Lemrie, Lenox, & Bellaire and McClanahan & Cavolo | Xpress Reviews

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An appealing option for older teens and adults owing to graphic language and violence; a blend of music, biography, art, and mental illness that belongs in collections with Ellen Forney’s Marbles and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home

Nonfiction on Study Skills, Healthy Baking, JFK & Masculinity | Xpress Reviews

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An unsuccessful attempt to organize study skills; Hertzberg revises his advice on bread-making; those looking for period studies related to American culture during the 1950s and 1960s should find Watts’s title intriguing

European History, August 2016 | Best Sellers

November 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Fiction from Atir, Cobbs, Hannah, Scott, Stibbe, and Wolfe | Xpress Reviews

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A rewarding read from Atir; another bout of Hamilton fever; Hannah reunites with her inner Christie; Scott fans will see double in this bizarre mashup; Stibbe’s coming-of-age story is guaranteed to amuse and delight; Wolfe’s dark Canadian import will ring the right note

E-Originals from Claire, James, and Kane, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Chandler’s debut doesn’t quite meet the erotica mark; an addicted Hollywood star and her lover will be quite addictive; James’s novella settles some affairs, but A Gentleman Never Tells; fans of paranormal mysteries will enjoy Kane’s latest

Nonfiction: Sappho/the Lyric Poets, Crime in Panama, Raif Badawi, Viking Economics, Language | Xpress Reviews

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Duban’s treatise is by turns insightful, provocative, and grumpy; for libraries with patrons interested in the 20th-century history of Panama; Haidar’s memoir is touching and provocative; the Nordic economic model will fascinate; a valuable book for readers interested in the philosophy of language

Graphic Novels: Ban on Tezuka, Hanawalt, plus Rall and Trudeau on the Donald | Xpress Reviews

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A must for Tezuka devotees; Hanawalt’s collection is charming if occasionally bawdy; both Rall and Trudeau take graphic turns with our Republican presidential candidate

Fiction from Debuter Gentry, Greenwood, and Keller | Xpress Reviews

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A debut for fans of mysteries, thrillers, and family drama; Greenwood’s latest is well worth a reader’s time to discover what happens to these characters; fans of tales where a simple lifestyle abuts serious crime will embrace Keller’s story

E-Originals from Hildreth and O’Keefe and a Pair from Kelly | Xpress Reviews

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A fast-paced story with lots of sex from Hildreth; readers will cheer for these hardworking, underappreciated governesses, who deserve more out of life; the couple’s growing feelings threaten to set the pages on fire in the latest from O’Keefe

Stories of Families | SF/Fantasy Reviews, August 2016

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Debuter Wagers’s fast-paced, twisty space opera; Neill continues to prove she is adept at worldbuilding and nonstop action; Roberson’s series launch will appeal to any thriller fan; gripping and occasionally brutal, Shaw’s survival story highlights both the best and worst in humanity