Hear Audiobooks from Bradley, Gardner, Paretsky, & Sullivan | Xpress Reviews

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A charming historical romance from Bradley, Gardner’s Fear Nothing is not for the faint of heart, the latest Warshawski outing reaches Critical Mass, and speculative fiction with a touch of mystery from Sullivan

Dealing with Loss, Cool Cookbooks, Slowing Down, End-of-Life Issues | Xpress Reviews

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Going through the grieving process, a rainbow-colored cookbook from Meringue Girls, summer food has never looked better, a narrative is about taking it slow, and choice, freedom from suffering, and perhaps even joy through hospice

Fiction from Abbott, Cole, & Larsson, plus Victorian Ghost Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Sinuous, liquid prose from Abbott, a world of online gaming from Cole, a strong sense of place and bleak atmosphere from Larsson, Sims collects 12 greatest ghost stories of the Victorian era, and a noir first novel that misses the mark

E-Original Romances from Bell, Jackson, & McAllister, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A new adult debut from Bartel, a fantasy romance from Bell, passion and compassion in Connor’s first novel, military romance from Jackson, and McAllister’s caring cowboy behind the tough exterior

Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Pt. I | What We’re Reading

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Part I of a special “What We’re Reading” report from ThrillerFest 2014 in New York City.

Family Papers | Memoir

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Family histories, families in history, historic families, and a memoir about cochlear implant surgery at a later age.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce August Favorites

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Squeezing in last on this month’s list of what librarians are enjoying is Thrity Umrigar’s captivating The Story Hour, one of my favorite titles from BEA. Next on my reading list is Chelsea Cain’s One Kick; with a librarian recommendation it as “A read-in-one-sitting, edge-of-your-seat thriller,” how can I resist?—Henrietta Verma, Reviews Editor, LJ 1. […]

Sarah Addison Allen, Alexandra Fuller, Anthony Horowitz, Tony Judt, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2015, Pt. 2

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Allen, Sarah Addison. First Frost. St. Martin’s. Jan. 2015. 304p. ISBN 9781250019837. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250019844. WOMEN’S FICTION Continuing the magic she conjured in Garden Spells, New York Times best-selling author Allen opens ten years after the events in that book, when Claire Waverley met Tyler and adjusted to the reappearance of outrageous half-sister Sydney. […]

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

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