Paris Nocturne by Patrick Modiano | LJ Review

Paris Nocturne

Modiano, Patrick. Paris Nocturne. Yale Univ. Oct. 2015. 208p. tr. from French Mark Polizzotti. ISBN 9780300215885. pap. $16. F A young man crossing Paris’s Place des Pyramides late at night is sideswiped by a car whose driver, a woman in a fur coat, stumbles out injured when the car slams into one of the square’s […]

The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin | LJ Review

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Benjamin, Melanie. The Swans of Fifth Avenue. Delacorte. Dec. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9780345528698. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780345539755. F The dazzling world of the elite in 1950s and 1960s New York is the setting for this fourth novel by best-selling historical fiction author Benjamin (The Aviator’s Wife). Riding high on his early literary successes, Truman Capote […]

Legal Thrills from Grisham and Stone | LJ Reviews

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Grisham devotees will enjoy a convincing plot propelled by a memorable protagonist; Stone grabs American readers with a complex plot, strong character development, and a nitty-gritty portrayal of ­London’s seamier side

A Consortium Is Born: A Mexican Group Takes the Lead in Latin American Science

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This is the story of how one of publishing company Springer’s largest Latin American consortium customers came to reinvent acquisitions for its members, overcoming years of issues.

Graphic Novel from Farazmand | Xpress Reviews

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Simplistic line drawings mixed with sarcasm, wit, and dark humor in varying degrees comprise this compilation of webcomics and short essays from website creator Farazmand

Nonfiction on Living Life in Full, Politics of the Middle East, and Leadership | Xpress Reviews

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The Eyres’ book is a must-read for all baby boomers who aim to live life to the fullest; Karsh’s treatise is for academics interested in the debate between the New Historians and the traditional narrative of Israeli chroniclers

History of Science, August 2015 | Best Sellers

November 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Fiction from Banville, Donati, Evison, Heaberlin, Neville, Radish, & Wiggs | Xpress Reviews

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Banville on creative sorts; more on the Bonner family; Evison’s quick-paced family drama; Heaberlin’s deliciously twisty tale; Neville’s latest intrigue; a fanciful tale from Radish; a beautiful lake setting and powerful emotions from Wiggs

E-Originals from Arend, Baxter, North, Sorenson, & Witt | Xpress Reviews

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Animalistic passion, wry humor, and strong characters from Arend, hot romance scenes lead to family vacations from Baxter, readers will rush out to follow North’s new series, outlaw motorcyclists and electrifying steaminess from Sorenson

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | LJ Review

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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem & Anna Waterhouse. Mycroft Holmes. Titan. Sept. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9781783291533. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781783291564. F When rumors of missing persons and mysterious footprints in the sand travel from the shores of Trinidad to the heart of London, there’s only one man for the job: Mycroft Holmes. Sherlock’s older brother is cutting his teeth in […]