Second Wives | LJ Reviews, September 1, 2016

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Jefferies’s atmospheric and suspenseful novel will enthrall fans of gothic romances; Rivers’s solid historical novel is a good choice for book clubs and will yield great discussions

New Discoveries: A Variety of Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2016

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Finding a debut author is a special delight for bibliophiles, regardless of their preferred reading matter: fiction, nonfiction, or specific genre. Here are six titles that would never be shelved together but do offer up the delightful promise of a new author.

Tie-In TV | Wyatt’s World

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Typically, media tie-ins come out several weeks, if not months, before an expected big-screen success—with splashy covers featuring the stars of the show. Fans of the small screen, however, often have to search the stacks to find a hook. Give them a hand by displaying TV-related works.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 15, 2016

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Put Ackerman on the A-list; Casey’s sophomore work is perfect for fans of women’s fiction; Weinstein’s Children of the New World encapsulate brave possible futures; Girard’s ode to a treasured relationship will appeal to adults and teens; Gigl’s debut fantasy brims with wit and thrills

Fiction from Alzamora, Bruen, Chiaverini, Coben, Thomas, and Debuter O’Shay | Xpress Reviews

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A surprising novel travels to unexpected places quickly—but not too quickly; a delight for fans of the Bruen’s series; Chiaverini’s winning novel is difficult to put down; Coben says hello to Myron Bolitar; a debut about strong women; visit with the flawed folks of Thomas’s Ransom Canyon

Short Fiction for Fall: Key Collections from 18 Authors, Both Veteran and New

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Barkan turns in a near-perfect debut collection; Bertin’s got a bristly imagination; Collins crosses racial, gender, and generational divides; Smith is original and always surprising; Pulitzer finalist Williams offers perfect little gems

World War II Secret Agents | RA Crossroads

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Gross’s tense and harrowing story portrays how one extraordinarily brave soldier attempts the unthinkable, producing nail-biting suspense, a mournful ode to those who endured the camps, and an exploration of what constitutes a civil and spiritual life.

Fiction from Doughty, Grose, and Jagears | Xpress Reviews

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Doughty takes a page from John le Carré, crafting a riveting, psychological, morally ambiguous tale; Grose’s latest is for yoga practitioners with a sense of humor and all who self-examine; evenhanded evangelical dialog will have readers wondering on which side of the moral issues they would land

Water Cooler RA 2.0 | Wyatt’s World

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Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is dominating the book conversation this week (and likely beyond), yet also making headlines at the moment are a wealth of other titles pertaining to the current cultural climate. Here are five to suggest, all fitting nicely into the present dialog.

Fiction from Fossum, McFadden, Mofina, Moore, O’Connell, and Debuter Stambach | Xpress Reviews

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A new Sejer novel from Fossum; a window into the often very difficult lives of African Americans; Mofina’s latest Kate Page story is a perfect book to take to the beach; expect heavy demand for The Last Days of Night; O’Connell’s latest mystery is satisfyingly complex; Stambach successfully conjures the tone of a Russian novel