Best Books 2015: Crafts & DIY

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By Heather Halliday, Nanette Donohue, Karen Ellis, and Gayle A. Williamson Art Instruction Gregory, Danny. Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways To Be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are. Chronicle. ISBN 9781452135472. $19.95; ebk. ISBN 9781452140582. Crafts Schepper, Anna & Lene Schepper. The Art of Paper Weaving: 46 Colorful, Dimensional Projects. Quarry: Quarto. […]

Fiction from Taylor and Debuter Trilivas | Xpress Reviews


Slick, exciting action and credible complexity are the hallmarks of Taylor’s high-caliber thrillers, and this latest installment does not disappoint; Trilivas’s debut will leave you travel hungry and somewhat dissatisfied with daily life—an enjoyable and light read

Nonfiction for Bakers: “Make Ahead Bread” | Xpress Reviews


While Currie’s nontraditional method is not for everyone, it will be welcomed as a refreshing alternative by home bakers more inspired by ease and simplicity than by the rigors of artisanal practice

Audiobooks from Hart, Leon, Reynolds, Scottoline & Serritella, and Silva | Xpress Reviews


Kate Reading does an excellent job narrating Hart’s Don’t Go Home; Commissario Brunetti investigates a stalking; Reynolds restricts himself here to a deadly dilemma; mother and daughter Scottoline and Serritella team up again; Silva is highly recommended for all Gabriel Allon fans

Best Books 2015: More of the Best

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Alexander, Elizabeth. The Light of the World: A Memoir. Grand Central. ISBN 9781455599875. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781455599851. Memoir A few days after his 50th birthday, Ficre Ghebreyesus, Alexander’s husband of 15 years, collapsed and died while exercising on a treadmill. The poet’s heartfelt memoir is both an eloquent meditation on her grief and loss and […]

Best Books 2015: Top Ten

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Clegg, Bill. Did You Ever Have a Family. Scout: Gallery. ISBN 9781476798172. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476798196. F A house explodes, killing everyone a woman named June holds dear, and as the polished, quietly captivating prose moves back and forth in time and from character to character, Clegg explores how we live with unbearable loss. The different […]

Graphic Novels: Gorman, King & Co., Pope & Villarrubia, Willingham, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Rick and Morty walks a shredding tightrope among slapstick, pathos, and hilarity; a complex and unsettling indie take on Batman pays homage to previous interpretations; Becoming Unbecoming is not an easy read, but it’s an important one; Fables is recommended for fairy-tale fanatics who love some level of horror

Physics, November 2015 | Best Sellers

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E-Originals from Albert, London, and Mae, plus Debuter Sosa | Xpress Reviews


Albert weaves humor and a love affair with geekdom into an appealing romance; sugar and spice and everything nice in this “Sugar City” novel; Mae’s use of slapstick and popular culture makes this one stand out; a sparkling romance debut

Best Books 2015: Core Nonfiction

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By Elizabeth Nelson (business), Liz French (consumer health), Derek Sanderson & Erin Shea (memoir), Stephanie Sendaula (religion & spirituality), and Henrietta Verma (sci-tech). business Bernanke, Ben S. The Courage To Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath. Norton. ISBN 9780393247213. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780393247220. ECON Bock, Laszlo. Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google […]