In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words

Nonfiction: Canada’s Native Peoples, Futurism, Louis XVI, “Star Wars,” Little Gibraltar | Xpress Reviews

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An eye-opening series on Canada’s Native peoples; futurism; a solid birth-to-death biography of Louis XVI; for fans of “Star Wars,” George Lucas, and sf movies; bitcoin potential; Little Gibraltar and the stories of individual participants

Modern Lovers by Emma Straub | LJ Review

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An engaging story of shifting relationships, Straub’s third novel (The Vacationers; Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures) focuses on Elizabeth, Andrew, and Zoe, who have been friends since their college days

E-Originals from Carter, McGoldrick, and Sands | Xpress Reviews

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A satisfying series conclusion from Carter, a witty and winsome Scottish treat from McGoldrick, small-town misconceptions and hot romance from Sands

Graphic Novels from Gordon, Musturi, and Wilson & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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A lovely commiserative effort from Gordon that keeps it simple and succinct for fellow parents; a triumphant project for enthusiasts of art comics as well as a loosely sketched story about our fragile mortal coil; an eye-popping, vibrant adventure

Fiction from Charles, Gortner, Kazan, McGarrity, Sands, & Volmer, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A compelling redemption story, a fictionalized biography of Marlene Dietrich, art-themed historical fiction, the plainly told day-to-day doldrums of ranch life, small-town romance, a clever debut, a compelling portrait of a small Midwestern town

Geography, April 2016 | Best Sellers

August 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

The Chimes by Anna Smaill | LJ Review

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One of a kind, both in its dystopian landscape and use of gorgeous language throughout (including clever musical terms), this debut takes time to digest but is worth the effort.

Poetry + Prose = | What We’re Reading

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A touch of poetry amidst the prose choices of the “What We’re Reading” gang.

New Directions in Sock Knitting by Ann Budd | LJ Review

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Experienced sock knitters who relish a challenge will want to pick this one up, as will knitters weary of traditional patterns.