Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

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Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

Nonfiction: USC Football, Cold War Hollywood, Anger, the Heisenbergs, Six Sisters Stuff | Xpress Reviews

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For fans of World War II history, aviation and military technological leaps; USC Trojan football; Hollywood and the Cold War; overcoming anger; poverty in America; the Heisenbergs; the case for antidepressants; American prosperity; the Franklin expedition; Six Sisters’ Stuff recipes; the Battle of Saratoga; Bill Dudley; aging well; abortion politics

Audiobooks from Barton, Bauer, Carpenter, Chiarella, Jacobson, Pope Francis, & Spinella | Xpress Reviews

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Barton’s addictive, hair-raising debut; a solidly plotted first novel from Boyce; for fans of thrillers and multigenerational family fiction; Jacobson’s fresh new way to read the Bard; the Pope will be in demand; Spinella’s work has Perfect Timing

Gridiron Legacies: This Season’s Football Picks

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The latest football titles reflect a little of everything from the gridiron: iconic quarterbacks such as Brett Favre and Peyton Manning, NFL racial pioneers, great teams such as the 1986 Giants, and terrible teams such as the 1976 Bucs.

Fiction from Avit, Gregson, Hiaasen, London, Walker, plus Debuts and Mississippi Noir | Xpress Reviews

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Chabot’s debut is for teen, tween, and adult fans of futuristic YA adventure; Gregson’s multilayered story; Hatton has created an unforgettable debut; Hiaasen fans will not be disappointed; London graciously captures young love; Walker’s treatise on the nature of memory and trauma; alternative history, poetically written by Wolff

A Thriller with Heart: John Hart’s “Redemption Road”

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Perennially on the New York Times best sellers list and the only author to have won Edgars for two consecutive titles, Down River and The Last Child, John Hart returns this year with the already hailed Redemption Road.

Physiology, July 2016 | Best Sellers

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Q&A: Rumaan Alam | Debut Spotlight, August 2016

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Alam’s first novel, Rich and Pretty, tells the compelling, multifaceted story of two women in their 30s who have been best friends since junior high school. Here, he discusses these distinct protagonists and how he was able to portray the intricacies of female ­friendships as a male author.

Love in Uniform: Military Romance | Collection Development, August 2016

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Current trends in military romance both reflect and anticipate events in the nonfictional world. Since the takedown of Osama bin Laden, battalions of romances star SEALs, while the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has led to a spate of same-sex happy endings.

E-Originals from Pace and Porter, with Debuter Gray | Xpress Reviews

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Pace twists the royal/commoner romance trope into a timely plot by merging another version of the British royal family with modern politics; readers will love this final installment of the Sheenan brothers series and be sorry to see it end