Books That Buzzed at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas, Pt. 2

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Last week’s column featured a list of 60-plus titles that drew a storm of interest from attendees at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas. Here are further titles that popped to the surface, with publishers often running out of books entirely. In some cases, fans then hung around for photo ops. Consortium Ana […]

Gabaldon Returns in Fiction, Along with Galbraith/Rowling, Jordan, & Levitt | Xpress Reviews

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Debut author Dunn compels with sympathetic characters, another breakneck, rip-roaring page-turner from Gabaldon, Galbraith/Rowling “Strikes” again, a World War I novel from Jordan, and psychological terror from Levitt

An Audiobook on Merging Economics with Technology | Xpress Reviews

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An optimistic and thought-provoking title for the generalist interested in economics, business, and technology

Graphic Novels from Burns, Hickman & Pitarra, Marz & Sejic, and Peeters | Xpress Reviews

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Master storyteller Burns carves a moving tale of love, loss, and regret; an interesting mashup of history and sf; a crossover collection has strong writing and artwork throughout; fans of moody sf will be pleased by aama

E-Originals from Bray-Weber, Bright, Cole & Co., Denker, & Leonard | Xpress Reviews

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Bray-Weber mixes pirates and sex; Bright cooks up flirtation, friction, and food; a quartet of love stories about the American Revolution; small-town complications from Denker; a clash of heroes and heroines in Leonard’s new series

After the Fourth | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal crew enjoyed a long weekend of holiday reading about dysfunctional family members, unnatural creatures, early 20th-century New Yorkers, a hero who can’t say no, Texas dynasties, and tasty Narnian treats.

E-Originals from Heath, Holt, Burn, Schroeder, & Sherwood | Xpress Reviews

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Cowboy complications from Heath and Holt, a galactic alliance from Burn, crime-stopping and family woes from Schroeder, and Sherwood’s damaged leads find love

Nonfiction on Vivian Maier, Amazing Road Trips, the European Union, & Erotic Dolls | Xpress Reviews

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The incomparable photographs of Vivian Maier, a guidebook for international travelers and seasoned locals alike, a comprehensive account of the modern EU and its history, and a unique aspect of modern sexology, The Erotic Doll

Fiction from Chadwick, Coll, Colucci, S. Evanovich, & Moriarty | Xpress Reviews

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A new historical trilogy from Chadwick, a suburban noir from Coll, a fun, scary, and intriguing book from Colucci, a miss from Stephanie Evanovich, a beautifully written historical debut, and Moriarty’s dark, seedy side of the “perfect” family

Graphic Novels: Dead Boy Detectives, Twelve Gems, Protectors, & Peter Panzerfaust | Xpress Reviews

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Strange travels of dead boy detectives, a space adventure in search of gems, an intriguing murder mystery involving superheroes, and Wiebe’s take on Peter Pan

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