E-Originals from Cullen, Drewry, Erickson, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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Cullen’s latest is highly recommended for historical romance buffs who prefer a little mayhem in the mix, “Friends First” offers unusual love stories, Dirty Talk a straightforward, enjoyable plot and witty dialog, Sorensen’s book shines in her damaged characters

Fiction from Eskens, Farnsworth, Leigh, Scottoline, Toyne, and Valente | Xpress Reviews


Fans of Harry Bosch will eat up Eskens’s latest, Farnsworth’s blend of historical fiction and cutting-edge science adventure, a compelling historical series opener from Leigh, Scottoline won’t disappoint, Toyne turns in a subtle thriller, Valente is a major voice in modern sf and fantasy

Nonfiction: Petrini on Slow Food and Stewart on Animals | Xpress Reviews


Petrini outlines the beginnings and philosophy of the slow food movement; Stewart’s purpose is “to inspire all animal lovers to learn a little more and do a little more”

Graphic Novels from Tom Hart and Edward Ross | Xpress Reviews


Tom Hart on the pain of losing a child, his young daughter Rosalie; Ross’s title for anyone interested in cinema (and who isn’t?)

Audiobooks from Block, Graves, Grecian, Keillor, & Schultz | Xpress Reviews


Matt Scudder tries to save a gangster’s daughter, Lizzie Snow moves to Bearkill, ME, Grecian’s Scotland Yard detective meets Jack the Ripper, Keillor and company celebrate two score years on the radio, history through the Mailer & Buckley

A Taste of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking | RA Crossroads


Zahav is destined to be stained with olive oil, dog-eared within a year, and become the source of the “secret family recipe” for hummus and beet salad.

Chemistry, October 2015 | Best Sellers

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Righting a Wrong: On Forgotten Heroes of the Vietnam Conflict


Louise Esola’s American Boys: The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War (Pennway, 2015) focuses on an almost-forgotten tragedy: the death of 74 young men in the sinking of the USS Frank E. Evansoff the coast of Vietnam on June 3, 1969.

Secrets and Sin | Erotica Reviews, October 1, 2015


There’s only one concept in erotica that’s more seductive, more enticing than the sex itself, and that’s secrecy. In this month’s selections, secret desires spoken aloud change forever the lives of couples—some for better, some for worse, and others for both.

From Abraham to Pope Francis to Buddhisms, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, October 1, 2015


The big story continues to be Pope Francis, by whom and about whom works continue to appear, as his humility shakes up the Roman Catholic Church and his career shines a new light on his avowed model, St. Francis of Assisi.