E-Originals from Davis, Hunter, Kline, Robinson, & Shanley | Xpress Reviews

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Shape-shifting fun from Davis, quirky characters and snappy dialog from Hunter, a romantic Western with a few barrels to jump from Kline, a new “Ladies Unlaced” novel from Robinson, and a G-rated werewolf series from Shanley

Audiobooks from Galloway, Harbour, Stevens, plus a Beach Read Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Harry Houdini rises from the dead in a fictional reimagining, a spine-tingling tale from Harbour, a debut beach read has some issues, Stevens’s latest Monroe title should circulate where the series is popular

Graphic Novels from Collins, Nero & Dowling, and Remender & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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A visually lyrical modern fable that manages to be both utterly unique and eerily recognizable, a modern-day cautionary parable with a kick, and a book for fans of stories of espionage, spies, assassins, and high school awkwardness

Nonfiction: Calamity Jane, Mexicans in America, Racial Passing, & Civil Rights Murders | Xpress Reviews

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A tedious tome on Calamity Jane, a history of Mexican migration to the United States, the phenomenon of passing, a comprehensive treatment of the Amazons, and murders and attacks associated with the 1960s civil rights movement

Fiction from Daly, Kuznetsov, and Rinaldi; Karon Returns to Mitford, NC | Xpress Reviews

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Daly’s Natty Wainwright keeps her friends close, a beloved homecoming to Mitford for Karon, a title for fans of serial killer thrillers and of Russian novels in translation, and a literary interpretation of Tom Thumb’s life with historical figures

Hollywood History, a Funky Mayor, and Unicycling Across America | Books for Dudes

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Life is far, far too short to spend it doing crap. While your days don’t have to be jam-packed with meaning and spiritual fulfillment, spending time with crap people doing crap things eating crap food is an American institution that needs to end. Begone, your big-box store fashions, your fast-food-franchise gluttony, your crap coffee, and […]

When Dreams Turn Into Obsessions | African American Fiction (And More!)

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Sure, dreams can come true but chasing them can be obsessive. In this month’s selections characters are hell-bent on gaining revenge, marriage, wealth, love. and lust by any means necessary. You know the old saying. Be careful for what you wish for, it may come true.

Everyday Desserts from Greenspan, Pelaez & Silverman’s Passion for Cuban Cooking, & Much More | Cooking Reviews

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Bittman’s latest is fantastic for busy, novice, and noncooks; Greenspan’s new collection is an instant classic; Pelaez and Silverman’s respectful treatment of their subject results in a compelling cookbook that conveys a strong sense of place.

Survivors, Rebels, & Ruins | What We’re Reading

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What are the SLJ/LJ editors reading this week? Stories of survival and more.

Dog Lovers Gather Round, plus a Take on Menopause, Confronting Pain, & More | Science & Technology Reviews

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A must for those who want to ride western dressage, Travels with Casey is essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers, Howard takes the reader on a romp through the sex lives of animals.

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