Francesca Haig | Debut Spotlight, June 15, 2015

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The first volume in a planned trilogy, Francesca Haig’s debut novel, The Fire Sermon, features a postapocalyptic dystopia in which all people are born as twins—one physically perfect, the other bearing some form of mutation.

Balogh, Feehan, Shalvis, Thayne, Two Brides of Waterloo, Plus News | Romance Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Small-Town Style What is it about community-based series romances—the ones set in small towns with an assortment of recurring characters that hover in the background of the main action—that is so appealing?

Shout ‘n Share

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At the recent Shout N’ Share event during Book Expo America, librarians gathered to hear what was hot from the show floor. LJ fiction editor Wilda Williams moderated and she and librarians Kristi Chadwick (Massachusetts Lib. Syst.), Charlene Rue (Book­Ops, NYPL and Brooklyn PL), Jamie Watson (Baltimore Cty. PL), Jennifer Dayton (Darien Lib., CT), and […]

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, June 2015

At No. 15, Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman is one to watch; Kondo’s title on decluttering is tidily sitting atop nonfiction

Hunder’s Debut of the Month, Cline, Jemisin, Nix, plus Series Lineup & News | SF/Fantasy Reviews, June 15, 2015

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Hunder’s engaging debut cleverly skewers traditional fantasy tropes; Cline mines the nostalgia and geek spheres just as successfully as he did in his acclaimed debut; Nix shows off his mastery of the short form; Jemisin’s latest is a must-buy

Top Suspense Novels Defy Boundaries | Day of Dialog 2015

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“Exciting,” “addictive, and “believable” are but a few of the adjectives presenters at the “Top Thrills” panel at LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog used to describe their latest books, among the season’s best suspense and mystery novels.

Graphic Novels from de Radiguès, Rich & Levens, and Cameron & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Similar to a roller coaster, slowly climbing to a peak and then racing to a wild, unexpected finish; a delicious and refreshingly unironic romantic revival; the latest Batgirl is sure to please superhero fans of all ages

Nonfiction on Sub-Saharan Africa and Traveling Around Brooklyn | Xpress Reviews

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A rose-tinted look at sub-Saharan Africa’s future; the authors of this travel guide should have spent a little less time trying to seem edgy and a little more on unsexy details like subway navigation and Brooklyn restaurant prices

Fiction: Attenberg, Carner, Dahl, Frank, Hall, Hamilton, Hilderbrand, Snelling, & More | Xpress Reviews

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An enjoyable historical, an excellent debut mystery, check in to the Hotel Moscow, a twisty sophomore plot, friendship & second chances, “wolf” down Hall’s latest, vampire hunting, an absorbing first novel, God in Christian life

Geology, June 2015 | Best Sellers

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