First Novels from Brelinski, Francombe, Liftin, Teran, Vu Tran, & Others | Debut Fiction, May 1, 2015

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Bannan’s skillfully nuanced approach to the high school mean girls drama plot, Francombe’s inventive take on the Battle of Waterloo, Southern mystery and lore from McTeer, Vu Tran’s haunting and mesmerizing, noir-filled Dragonfish

Maeve Binchy’s Times, Courtley’s SEAL Survival Guide, True Crime from Journalist Leovy | Audiobook Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Newspaper columns from throughout Binchy’s tenure at The Irish Times; when it comes to books on SEALs, Courtley is the real deal; Leovy’s debut Ghettoside paints a compelling picture of life in south Los Angeles

Levy’s Debut of the Month, Crime Fiction from Sf’s Green, MacBride’s New Logan McRae, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, May 1, 2015

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Levy offers a thought-­provoking look at life for women in the late 19th century, Green’s first foray into more traditional crime fiction will delight mystery readers, aficionados of gritty British procedurals will enjoy MacBride’s recommended series.

America at War: Behind the Scenes of Prominent Battles

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Blehm’s stirring Legend; first-time author Davenport’s spectacularly well-written work on the Battle of Cantigny; Johnson bridges the gap among military historians in a classic page-turner that is fun to read.

Graphic Novels from B., Dini & Timm, and Running Press Cult Comics | Xpress Reviews

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The Eisner Award gives The Batman Adventures: Mad Love; The Deluxe Edition all the praise it needs. Any library that doesn’t own the original would do well to add this edition to their collections

Kevin Kwan’s Chinese Consumers: Conspicuous Comedy

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Kwan’s China Rich Girlfriend, his follow-up to China Rich Asians, will release in June. Here he talks to LJ about intention, what makes him laugh, and the reality behind the fictional world of his books.

Fiction from Alexander, Grimes, and Leigh & Co., plus a Danish Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A lighthearted romance with a clever premise, series fans will be thrilled with Ciel’s latest antics, these short stories will appeal to any reader who likes the sex hot and the men tough, debut Scandinavian crime fiction to relish

E-Original Romance from Trentham | Xpress Reviews

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The excitement of high school football and the allure of a budding romance are rolled into a pleasing and thoughtful story that features reliable characters coupled with passionate and genuine love scenes

Microbiology, April 2015 | Best Sellers

August 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Spanish On-Screen | Spanish-Language Media: Collection Development, May 1, 2015

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In homes where Spanish is the predominant language spoken, movies on-disc are still a popular item. These 33 releases, plus apps and a list of vendors, will go a long way to helping Spanish-speaking viewers “see” what libraries have to offer.