Small Press Discovery: Jimmy Bluefeather Wins National Outdoor Book Award

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Kim Wilcox’s Jimmy Bluefeather, the first novel to be published by Alaska Northwest Books in 56 years, also became the first work of fiction to win a National Outdoor Book Award.

LJ Fiction Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Standout debuts from Johnson (Julia Claiborne), Johnson (Julie Christine), Lord, Messinger, new mystery series from Hartwell, Khan, starred sf/fantasy from Anders, Bennett, and Tregillis

Fiction from Ewan, Horowitz, and Mosher | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of thrillers and suspense will enjoy this latest tale from Ewan; Horowitz crafts a story about love and loyalty that’s at once touching and giddily silly; Mosher’s novel is compelling in its intricacy

E-Originals from Ball, Banks, Haymore, and Kent, plus Yates’s Holiday Novella | Xpress Reviews

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More questions than answers from Ball; a fun, intriguing story from Banks; Haymore opens a new Highland series; a sexy and titillating read read from Kent; Yates’s Christmas novella will warm readers’ hearts

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2015

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Starred debuts from Adelman and Boroson, graphic novels from Stevenson, Abel, Lee, Morel/Mäel, plus short takes for Black History Month, sf/fantasy fare from Elliott, Polansky, and Underwood

Diverse Heroes, New Series: Seventeen Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month

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Long live the king—the King of Wakanda! T’Challa, aka the Black Panther, will have superstar journalist and comics fan TaNehisi Coates (Between the World and Me) as writer for Marvel Comics’ new “Black Panther” series beginning in 2016.

Isabel Allende | LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2015

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The Japanese Lover, Allende’s lushly detailed new work embraces the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, homosexuality in less liberal times, and immigration today

Abel, Doré, Lee, Stevenson, Morel/Mäel, & Others | Graphic Novels Reviews, November 15, 2015

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NEW YORK COMIC CON 2015, held October 8–11, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in midtown Manhattan, showed that diversity grows the market. The 160,000-plus attendees reflected every age, gender, ethnicity, and orientation.

Q&A: Natasha Pulley | Debut Spotlight, November 15, 2015

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An enthralling, immersive story about a watchmaker who remembers the future and a telegraphist forced to turn spy, Natasha Pulley’s debut, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, is a brilliant example of speculative fiction

Fiction from Taylor and Debuter Trilivas | Xpress Reviews

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Slick, exciting action and credible complexity are the hallmarks of Taylor’s high-caliber thrillers, and this latest installment does not disappoint; Trilivas’s debut will leave you travel hungry and somewhat dissatisfied with daily life—an enjoyable and light read