Q&A: Renée Knight | Debut Spotlight, May 15, 2015

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Boasting early rave reviews, Knight’s debut novel, Disclaimer, releases from Harper on May 19, and 20th Century Fox has already secured the film rights.

Hot Summertime Reads

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Grab an iced tea and one of these genre fiction favorites.

A Crateful of Grateful | French on Fridays

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Grateful to be writing about books am I!

Blended Families, Talking to Kids About Religion, Solutions for Allergies, & More | Parenting Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Hope for any reader unsure of how to navigate a new familial structure, advice for improving impulse control and organization, discussions on religion from a nonreligious perspective, an essential Allergy Book that addresses the most timely of concerns

The Power of Silence, Social Gospel, Environmentalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 15, 2015

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This season offers an immense variety of experiences in spirituality, which range in gravity and quality. There are also memoirs and calls to action, for readers of various persuasions.

Abadzi & Co., Kelman/Fetter-Vorm, Occupy Comics, Williamson & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Doctor Who is a winner fans will embrace, Bang!Tango is a solid bet for adult thriller fans, Wonton Soup is outrageous and picaresque sf, Williams’s serious yet sometimes puckish slice-of-life drama

Hawkins’s Debut of the Month, Nnedi Okorafor, Natasha Pulley, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, May 15, 2015

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Readers often divide the fantasy genre into two camps: epic and urban. This month’s selections reveal that there is a lot more variety than such an accepted duality would imply.

Early Summer Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Like most celebrations, summer reading starts earlier and earlier each year. One might as well begin reading in the mode of the season sooner rather than later. Here are five ways to devise a plan of action.

Graphic Novels from Gardner & Co.; Geary; Remender, Alixe, & Klein; and Samura | Xpress Reviews

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The best overall collection of the Flash, fast-paced whodunit featuring silent film star Louise Brooks, a shift in the Captain America universe, and an essential volume for Blade of the Immortal fans

Nonfiction from Celebrity Offerman and Author/Humorist Twain | Xpress Reviews

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Offerman’s fans can rejoice in his latest “offering”; nonfans, not so much. Twain devotees who aren’t fussy about scholarship or facts might try this compilation