LJ Nonfiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

This engrossing read should stimulate lively discussion among Hemingway aficionados; Sancton delivers a highly recommended mix of luring tabloid fare and professionally researched courtroom drama; anyone worried about the planet should check out Goodell’s look at sea-level rise

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 15, 2017

While Lee’s series offers plenty of gripping space opera action, the real pleasure is the inventive worldbuilding; this addictive story from the legendary Jo Beverley overflows with intrigue and breathtaking ardor; Adebayo’s work makes a blazing entry onto the list of talented, upcoming writers from Nigeria

Well Turned Out: Art and Fashion Titles Walk the Runway

Readers of fashion, costume, and design, as well as anthropology and art history will enjoy this accessible, fun title; an elegant offering filled with jeweled works beyond compare; this bold, beautiful book will delight art and fashion historians and those who seek style inspiration

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo now lives at No. 3; The Zookeeper’s Wife enters with movie buzz

Geology, June 2017 | Best Sellers

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E-Originals from Gaddy and James, with Debuter Ferndale | Xpress Reviews

Ferndale’s debut introduces a character that has faced challenges and learned to overcome; the couple’s love of animals, their backstories, and the drama will keep readers engaged; James’s fans will find here the comfort and snowy wonderlands they have come to expect

Graphic Novels: Kelly & ILYA, Langridge & Lagacé, Pak & Co., Perlson & Robbins, and Snider | Xpress Reviews

Visually dizzying and delightful, though light on story; Betty Boop is back; an esoteric Western yarn; a labor of love for both Robbins and her well-selected stable of illustrators; a wonderful addition to the self-help shelf and for anyone seeking encouragement with a dose of wit

Kings & Queens | Collection Development: The Royals

Members of the British Royal Family continue to fascinate, with their long history and controversies. In this year of Elizabeth’s sapphire jubilee and the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, there is much to check out.

Fiction from Boyett & Mitchroney, Ephron, Grant, Maron, and Oates | Xpress Reviews

Sf mixed with alternative history; a satisfyingly creepy read for fans of Southern gothic fiction; a very complex plotline seeks to tie up loose ends in Grant’s long-running series; Maron’s fans will enjoy this while wiping away tears of farewell; Oates’s short dark pieces are compelling

Nonfiction: Airline Disasters, SEAL Team 6, Weatherford, Van Halen, North Carolina Fire | Xpress Reviews

For readers interested in aviation disasters; Darack safely rules out vengeance conspiracies; it’s refreshing to see a woman artist spotlighted; a must-read for Van Halen fans; the author meticulously researched the stories of the survivors of the Hamlet, NC, fire; Gaudi’s masterpiece; a three-dimensional view of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker