Fiction from Irby, Laukkanen, and McMahon | Xpress Reviews

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Irby delivers a story that is comic, mystifying, and ominous, but never, not for one second, boring; short, heart-pounding chapters move Laukkanen’s story along quickly; Burntown redeems itself in the end with an intriguing mystery that will delight reading groups

E-Originals from Castrovilla, Hewitt, and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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The idea behind this fairly lengthy read is solid, but the book takes a long time for Luna to come to her realizations; overall, a lovely series set in the English countryside; a Fifty Shades story that explores fame, passion, and tradition, all set in the glittery world of royal society in London

European History, March 2017 | Best Sellers

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JFK in Memory: Revisiting the 35th President in Time for the Centennial of His Birth

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A useful compendium and reference tool for anyone interested in learning more about Kennedy’s presidency; Levingston’s bracing dual biography adds an upbeat, humanistic flavor to the intersecting lives of his subjects; a lively, well-researched book for fans of the film Jackie and TV’s The Crown

The Voices of Islam | Collection Development

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Libraries have a unique opportunity to inform users of the rich and varied experiences of the Islamic world. These 35 sources should be available in most libraries.

Diamond Legacies: Legendary Moments in Baseball, Past and Present

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Ankiel’s journey is reading well spent; with grace and self-awareness, Borders tells her inspiring account; Ballplayer is for all sports collections; readers do not have to be baseball fans to be captivated by Dinner with DiMaggio; a legendary sports story to be cherished by all Cubs fans

Audiobooks from Higgins and Woods, and a Double Shot of Patterson’s Bookshots | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for die-hard Higgins fans only; two winners for Patterson fans and admirers of the Bookshots series; recommended for public libraries where Woods is popular

Graphic Novels from Hill, Matz, & Jef and Zub & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Hill and Matz deliver a compelling tale about loyalty and revenge, as well as a thought-provoking look at gender politics in our era; Glitterbomb is a macabre tale depicting the dark side of Hollywood and fame

Nonfiction on Dirt, James Thurber’s Columbus, and Sports vs. Business | Xpress Reviews

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Bogard’s premise doesn’t quite get off the ground; for Columbus and Thurber aficionados, this book offers the background behind the Ohioan scenes of his life and writings; an interesting take on the sports metaphor as applied to business

Fiction from Cutler and Kessel, with First-Timers Hezroni and Tilghman | Xpress Reviews

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Cutler has overwhelmed this novel with story angles; Hezroni’s thriller will delight those who enjoy the twisted world of international espionage; Kessel’s wonderfully weighty novel is speculative fiction at its finest; this warmhearted first novel celebrates the value of community (and libraries!)