Fiction from Baxter, Grafton, Sharp, Todd, Debuter Nugent, and a Mystery Anthology from Penzler | Xpress Reviews

Baxter’s second take on Wells is appropriate for young adult audiences; for book lovers, short story readers; enjoy Grafton’s California sleuthing sister; for fans of domestic suspense; series fans and Lee Child aficionados will appreciate Sharp’s latest; the new Todd title is flawed but still enjoyable for series fans

August 2017 LibraryReads

The August LibraryReads list really packs a punch. In Ann Hood’s new memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up With Books, she shares her love for literature and the transformative power it holds. Leah Weiss brings us a novel full of hope, heart, and finding the courage within, while New York Times bestselling author Daniel H. Wilson delivers […]

Graphic Novels from Davis & Kettner, Malet & Tardi, Moen & Nolan, and Quinn & Sharma | Xpress Reviews

A beautifully realized biographical comic that tackles a tough subject head-on; fans of detective thrillers and nonsuperhero comics will be impressed; Oh Joy Sex Toy consistently educates and titillates with playful, informative, and honest comics; this stand-alone volume will appeal to both teens and adults who enjoy soccer

Nonfiction on the Advent of the Flapper | Xpress Reviews

A good springboard for further investigation and deeper research, this title bites off more than it can chew but introduces readers to a dazzling cast of flappers and proto-flappers and their observers and admirers

Fiction from Cook and Stratton, with Well-Written Debuts from Avdic and Heacock | Xpress Reviews

Fans of mysteries set in confined environments will tear through this dark thriller debut; Cook’s latest disappoints; a delicious summer treat with just enough sass, sex, and edible glitter; a heartwarming contemporary romance, with a woman of color as the main character

Politics & Law, July 2017 | Best Sellers

October 2016 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

E-Originals from Dranoff, Meredith, Porter, and Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

A powerful urban fantasy that rings true to life; the naked emotions surrounding grief and abuse are revealing; Porter’s romance is nicely done and builds to an emotionally satisfying conclusion; when you have an explosion, there’s sure to be fire, with Zanetti providing plenty of heat

Middle Eastern Politics | Reference eReviews

Arab World Research Source: Al Masdar provides users of all levels with a comprehensive view of the material; Brill’s representation of the history and culture of the Middle East supplies the foundation for coursework and scholarship across a range of disciplines; seamless navigation to vital content throughout, along with the powerful Qur’an suite of tools, places Oxford Islamic Studies Online in a “must-have” category

Light from Shadow: Books on Eclipses | The Reader’s Shelf

On August 21, a wide swath of the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse…. A host of books awaits those seeking to enrich the viewing experience by learning the lore of this rare spectacle.

“Class Mom” Laurie Gelman Earns Top Honors | Debut Spotlight

Laurie Gelman has put her stamp on the world of women’s fiction with her debut novel, Class Mom, which revolves around the antics of kindergarten class mom Jen Dixon.