Nonfiction on Brooklyn, the Irish Rising, Being LGBT, and Bill Clinton | Xpress Reviews

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A book for fans of Brooklyn history, a welcome addition to any collection on Irish history, an ever so slightly outrageous memoir about the gay rights movement, a new Bill Clinton book is only for avid readers of popular political science

Fiction from Atkins, Block, Kramer, Moore, Wilson, & Debuter Pashley | Xpress Reviews

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Quinn Colson in Mississippi, sexually graphic hard-boiled fiction from Block, Kramer’s very enjoyable read about a librarian, a darkly funny sequel from Moore, an unrelentingly gritty first novel, Wilson takes off at breakneck speed

A Graphic Novel from Mark Crilley | Xpress Reviews

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This six-volume, fast-paced story makes fine reading for teens and new adults who like tidy, happy-ending plots and Japanese-ish approaches to comics

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter | LJ Review

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Slaughter, Karin. Pretty Girls. Morrow. Sept. 2015. 400p. ISBN 9780062429056. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062429063. F After Claire Scott’s millionaire husband of almost 20 years is killed by a mugger, she’s devastated. Paul was her rock, and the happiness she felt with him was unlike anything she’d ever known. When an attempted burglary during the funeral […]

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare | LJ Review

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Dare, Tessa. When a Scot Ties the Knot. Avon. (Castles Ever After, Bk. 3). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780062349026. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349033. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Terrified to the point of paralysis at the thought of enduring her first London season, 16-year-old Madeline Gracechurch invents a fiancé and the love of her life—a heart-stopping Highlander […]

Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen | LJ Review

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Bowen, Lila. Wake of Vultures. Orbit: Hachette. (Shadow, Bk. 1). 2015. 320p. ISBN 9780316264310. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780316264303. FANTASY Bowen’s debut,  a fantastical coming-of-age Western, introduces half-Native American, half-African American teenager Nettie Lonesome. Raised by foster parents who treat her like a slave, Nettie learned early on how to take care of herself, and she isn’t […]

Audiobooks from Baldacci, Coes, Cussler & Scott, Ephron, Hubbard, McCoy, & Pelecanos | Xpress Reviews

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A new psychological mystery from Baldacci, Dewey Andreas is back, Isaac Bell investigates the Rockefellers, great summer listening from Ephron, historical fiction from McCoy, terrific Pelecanos stories with production missteps

Nonfiction on Lincoln’s Assassination and Roosevelt’s Singular Presidency | Xpress Reviews

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Canavan’s “good read” on the minutiae of LIncoln’s death won’t much change what we already know; Daniels’s readable but dense volume on FDR will appeal primarily to scholars for its often useful and interesting commentary

Politics & Law, August 2015 | Best Sellers

November 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

E-Originals from Blake, Sinead, and Trentham, with two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An enticing series entry from Blake; steamy romance, body art, and a little intrigue in Cole’s debut; Henry’s debut is steeped in Russian traditions; Sinead’s political romance is timely; Trentham offers danger, intrigue, and passionate love