Fiction from Blackwell, Bohjalian, Harkness, and Oyeyemi; Nonfiction from Berkin| Audiobook Reviews

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Bohjalian shines a light on the thousands of teens living in the shadows, Harkness weaves the intricate threads of vampire, witch, and demon lore, narrator Tara Hugo brings the 19th century to life as the voice of Elizabeth Bonaparte.

Q&A: Ann Hood

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Author Ann Hood tackles the multigenerational family saga with her sumptuous new novel, An Italian Wife, released this month.

Q&A: Chris Bohjalian & Grace Blewer

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Authors and narrators often develop close relationships over the course of a project, but Chris Bohjalian and Grace Blewer, the narrator of his recent novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, had quite a head start: they’re father and daughter.

Controversial Issues, Architectural Innovation, Beatlemania, Fast Scans, & More | Video Reviews

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After Tiller is an important, sensitive, clear-eyed look at doctors and clinics in the center of the antiabortion movement, a forthright and thought-provoking look at a contentious issue, an iconic mid-century modern masterpiece.

Q&A: Ann Leckie

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Having recently won both the 2014 Nebula and Hugo Award for her acclaimed sf debut Ancillary Justice, author Ann Leckie talks to LJ about Ancillary Sword, which continues the story of Breq, a starship soldier.

A World of Firsts | Genre Spotlight: New Adult

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“New Adult” fiction embraces the college years through first jobs, first loves, and first going out on one’s own. Will it last, and what do librarians need to know?

E-Originals from Barnard, Bielman, Daniels, Grice, & Kline | Xpress Reviews

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A series opener will have readers singing the “blues”; Keeping Mr. Right Now is an excellent beach read—even in winter; a fish-out-of-water comedy for Crusie fans; and strong silent cowboys and intertwined plots

Graphic Novels from Brisson & Co., Lapham, and Lemire | Xpress Reviews

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Brisson and company present gut-wrenching portrayals of humankind, Lapham has expertly crafted a noir tale with great dialog, Lemire’s latest imaginative and personal but too self-indulgent

Audiobooks from Cotterill, De Sa, DiLouie, Koch, Quick, & Sandford/Cook | Xpress Reviews

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Jimm Juree returns, a male coming-of-age story, a thought-provoking and horrific tale, for fans of unsettling literary fiction, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, romantic historical suspense from Quick, for fans of crossover YA thrillers

Nonfiction: a Punk Rock Pioneer, a Dalmatian Memoir, Rock Star Theory, & Secret Sidekicks | Xpress Reviews

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A female rock pioneer reveals food for thought, how a Dalmatian helped a writer battle depression, a workmanlike chronicle of rock celebrity, and a fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history

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