Travels & Translations | Memoir

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This month’s column has two memoirs in translation and two by Americans who take to the road

Graphic Novels from Vanessa Davis and Hashtag Love Is Love | Xpress Reviews

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Davis delivers a slightly aimless, loosely collected read; a model of how art becomes therapeutic after tragedy, this uplifting collection resurrects hope and love in heartfelt messages for older teens and adults

Nonfiction: Sexual Assault in the Military, Boxing, da Vinci, Jewish Holidays, Skillet Cooking | Xpress Reviews

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Hall’s brave and honest work sexual assault in the military; a trip down memory lane for hard-core boxing fans; for readers already familiar with Lappin’s novels and essays; a modern take on a pilgrim’s journal for Jewish and non-Jewish readers alike; explore the stalwart skillet’s versatility

Fiction from Evans, Miller, Peacock, Wilhide, and Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Mazzola’s debut draws on the notorious 1837 Edgware Road murder; Miller has created a quirky, relatable family; Murphy’s imaginative debut is a haunting ghost story and a thrilling mystery; Peacock’s second novel may appeal to readers of Sue Monk Kidd; two stories focus on filmmaking during World War II

Hilary Mantel, Alexander McCall Smith, Ron Currie | Fiction Finds

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An eerie and adult take on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved Little Mermaid tale, a modern marriage tested by freedom, and Nazi war widows when the war is over.

Alexander Graham Bell, the “Jon Stewart of the Arabic World,” The Mystery of Genes | Lives and Science

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Upcoming nonfiction to look forward to from math geniuses, advice columnist, and historians.

The One and Only Dorothy, Coding Girls, a Beauty and a Beast | Fiction and Nonfiction for Young Adults

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For young adults in fiction, get set for time travel and the consequences of deadly text. In nonfiction, meet girls who code, and get simple lessons for growing up.

Bat, a Boy; Ree, a Girl; and The Tooth Fairy | Early Grade Titles

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From a bat boy to the tooth fairy and missing best friends, early grade fiction sounds fine.

E-Originals from Fox, Jewkes, and Stillings | Xpress Reviews

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The sexy world of ménage relationships, packed into a short and easy read; fans of Joanna Shupe’s “The Knickerbocker Club” series will find much to like here; a quick and compelling read involving murder, rekindled passions, and knitting puns

Geography, January 2017 | Best Sellers

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