Audiobooks from Box, Harris, Lee, and Rushdie | Xpress Reviews


Box, a master at describing Western landscapes and personalities, is at his best with this thriller; a so-so effort from Harris; for both thriller fans and listeners who enjoy elements of sf; Rushdie may be just the thing for atheistic listeners

Graphic Novels from Darrow & others, Fialkov & Infurnari, Hanshaw, & Pérez & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Knock-down, drag-out fights on a mammoth scale; a riveting series that draws you in; Wonder Women Omnibus showcases a great anthology of storytelling and collaborative efforts

Nonfiction on Teen Clubs, the Fed, Christmas Carols, Religion, Brain Disease, Aid Workers | Xpress Reviews


Nonfiction on teen clubs, Bernanke and the Fed, Christmas carols, religion and public life, brain disease and addictions, aid workers

Fiction from Ewan, Horowitz, and Mosher | Xpress Reviews


Fans of thrillers and suspense will enjoy this latest tale from Ewan; Horowitz crafts a story about love and loyalty that’s at once touching and giddily silly; Mosher’s novel is compelling in its intricacy

E-Originals from Ball, Banks, Haymore, and Kent, plus Yates’s Holiday Novella | Xpress Reviews


More questions than answers from Ball; a fun, intriguing story from Banks; Haymore opens a new Highland series; a sexy and titillating read read from Kent; Yates’s Christmas novella will warm readers’ hearts

Forming Families | LJ Reviews


An unsatisfying but appealing story for those affected by adoption, a dreamlike and lovely account from Norbury that is well written but will struggle to find an audience

Religion, November 2015 | Best Sellers

February 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Adult Programming, Online Searching, Archives, & Best Books | LJ Reviews


For librarians at public libraries, Year of Programs will appeal; library and information science faculty will find Online Searching useful; inventive ways to use archives; must-read books suitable for a wide audience

Trials and Tribulations | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight


Mainstream publishers drop Christian fiction lines, authors go indie, but the genre sees promise in a broader, more diverse readership. A report by Julia M. Reffner

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried | LJ Review

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Kennedy, Patrick J. & Stephen Fried. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. Blue Rider. 2015. 432p. photos. index. ISBN 9780399173325. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698185111. POL SCI Kennedy (D-RI) served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years (1994–2010) and reveals that during much of […]