Fiction from Banville, Donati, Evison, Heaberlin, Neville, Radish, & Wiggs | Xpress Reviews


Banville on creative sorts; more on the Bonner family; Evison’s quick-paced family drama; Heaberlin’s deliciously twisty tale; Neville’s latest intrigue; a fanciful tale from Radish; a beautiful lake setting and powerful emotions from Wiggs

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | LJ Review

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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem & Anna Waterhouse. Mycroft Holmes. Titan. Sept. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9781783291533. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781783291564. F When rumors of missing persons and mysterious footprints in the sand travel from the shores of Trinidad to the heart of London, there’s only one man for the job: Mycroft Holmes. Sherlock’s older brother is cutting his teeth in […]

Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015


New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

Standout Fall Fiction Debuts | LJ Reviews


A fresh voice and broadened scope to the Holmes canon; a must-read for fans and denizens of the Big Easy; a darkly comic debut about love and families; DeCarlo combines suspense and heartache; laughter, tears, and just plain fun from Noblin

Back to School | Wyatt’s World


Read in the school year with subject-aligned nonfiction. Be it history, math, art, or literature, there are a plethora of choices no matter the interest. Here are a wide-ranging five.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2015


New fiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

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


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

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 […]

Fiction from Daly, Holm, Klaussmann, Lancaster, Longworth, Thomas, & Weiner | Xpress Reviews


Daly’s intriguing story, wild & furious action from Holm, engrossing historical fiction from Klaussmann, hilarious women’s fiction from Lancaster, a delight for Francophiles from Longworth, a new Western series from Thomas, first love from Weiner

Purity by Jonathan Franzen |LJ Review

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Franzen, Jonathan. Purity. Farrar. Sept. 2015. ISBN 9780374239213. $28.00; ebk. ISBN 9780374710743. F Does anyone have truly pure intentions, or are most people motivated by their own needs and desires? This is one of the questions posed by Franzen (The Corrections, Freedom) in his provocative new novel, a book rich with characters searching for roots […]