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Cancer Gene Blues: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast cancer is all about the numbers: the infamous one in eight lifetime probability of a diagnosis, the number of lymph nodes removed, gene mutations 1 and 2, risk factor percentages, even how old one should be to start screenings.

Audiobooks from Berry, Greene, Jio, & Riley | Xpress Reviews

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Cotton Malone saves the United States, one for business and political philosophy, mid-century Seattle according to Jio, a century-spanning drama from Riley

Graphic Novels from Anno, Bendis, Peyo, & Woodring | Xpress Reviews

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Manga on mangled vanity; for aspiring pros, on the comics business; nostalgia in blue: The Smurfs Anthology, Woodring’s intersection of comic books and outsider art

Nonfiction on Finding “Maybe,” Moonshine, Alzheimer’s, Fermentation, Good Ideas, Neil Young | Xpress Reviews

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A gem on finding hope, a shot of moonshine history, a mother and son share Alzheimer’s, steps to master fermenting, on being creative, a new title for Neil Young completists

Fiction from Coulter & Ellison, Dain & Co., Knox, plus Gruesome Faerie Stories | Xpress Reviews

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An ambiguous medical thriller, Coulter & Ellison’s next suspenseful Drummond thriller, romance authors lead to An Encounter at Hyde Park, gruesome fairy tales, Knox is highly recommend, Truly

Labor Day E-Originals from DePaul, Lorret, Lovelace, and Struth | Xpress Reviews

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Steamy military suspense from DePaul, icing on the romance cake from Lorret, difficult choices from Lovelace, layered stories within stories from Struth

Editors’ Fall Picks

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For style and subterfuge, look no further than these 36 fall books that have LJ‘s review editors talking

Summer’s Almost Gone | What We’re Reading

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As Labor Day looms and autumn approaches, LJ/School Library Journal staffers squeeze a little more summer reading into the schedule.

Robert Rotstein Q&A | Books for Dudes

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Books for Dudes International HQ recently had the extreme good fortune to read Robert Rotstein’s compulsively awesome novel Reckless Disregard: A Parker Stern Novel (Seventh Street). It’s the second book (following 2013′s Corrupt Practices) to feature lawyer Parker Stern and like Corrupt Practices, Reckless Disregard is a legal thriller with a lead character who has […]

Interviewing David Nicholls, Erika Johansen, Wally Lamb, & More

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Never mind that David Nicholls’s affecting and freshly told Us has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, with the shortlist to be announced September 9. Fans of the British novelist/screenwriter will have to wait until late October to read it. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to interview the genial and insightful Nicholls in New […]

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