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Nonfiction on the Universe and Its History and FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt | Xpress Reviews

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Many sections of Crofton and Black’s book are too facile and leave the work skewed and unsatisfying; those interested in learning more about the Roosevelts than just their public personae will enjoy their grandson’s take

Fiction from Blauner, Chamberlin, Hamilton, Herron, London, Nakamura, Shaara, Swinson, More | Xpress Reviews

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Blauner’s first novel in more than ten years was worth the wait; Daily’s debut is good for those looking for a fluffy, fun summer read; aficionados of Gregg Hurwitz will quickly become Hamilton fans; London’s third “Highland Grooms” title is enchanting; Nakamura is for those who like their fiction dark; Shaara offers much to enjoy; Swinson delivers a superb second series installment

E-Originals from Bachar and Harmon | Xpress Reviews

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Bachar’s latest is a great read for sf romance fans; a perfect, quick read for those with way too much to do and a bonus for romance readers with a passion for the icy tundra over the sweltering beaches

African History, April 2017 | Best Sellers

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Lincoln in the Bardo enlivens the fiction list; Elegy stands pat in nonfiction

Granta: Best of Young American Novelists, Third Edition

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  On Wednesday, April 26, Granta magazine announced its third list of Best of Young American Novelists, comprising the country’s most outstanding writers under age 40. The list, released every ten years, was chosen this year by a panel that included Man Booker short-listed Patrick deWitt, Baileys Prize winner A.M. Homes, Pulitzer Prize finalist Kelly […]

Exciting Poetry for Spring: 13 Highly Recommended Titles That Will Shock You Awake

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Brown accomplishes her task admirably, and her work will appeal not just to ­poetry readers; we can be deeply optimistic about Lambda Literary fellow Pico’s latest; Sanabria is startling and successful; McCrae’s work is unsettling and approachable for a wide audience

Five Poets To Watch: Fresh, Keen Work from Upcoming Writers

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Crisp, beautiful writing of great import; an Iowa Poetry Prize winner that will please a wide range of readers; Jesiolowski has a fine grasp of craft and emotion; Kampa’s urge to feel, to will herself into others’ being, is a gift that will carry her far

May 2017 LibraryReads

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This month’s LibraryReads list will interest readers of all genres. Explore astrophysics with best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson as he takes you on a cosmic journey that will fit around your busy day; take a look into the past when you read The Radium Girls and discover one of the biggest scandals of the early 20th century; and […]

Early Scares: Halfway to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf

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Short stories are alive and kicking when it comes to tales of terror. Here are some recent anthologies that will deliver just the right amount of chills and thrills.