LJ Nonfiction Reviews: September 1, 2015

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Einstein, breast cancer, president memoirs, and interviews with transgender communities. Here’s a list of nonfiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2015

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New fiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Writer’s Digest: Self-published Authors Hear from Experts

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The recent Writer’s Digest conference, held July 31–Aug. 2 in New York City, gathered self-published author together to learn from various experts in the industry. Below are some highlights from the show.

Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas | LJ Review

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Thomas, Evan. Being Nixon: A Man Divided. Random. 2015. 640p. photos. notes. bibliog. index. ISBN 9780812995367. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780812995374. BIOG For better or worse, argues Thomas (Ike’s Bluff) in this fascinating and impressively researched biography, President ­Richard Nixon (1913–94) was motivated by fears and insecurities that created a drive to succeed, which resulted in […]

E-Originals from Charles, Keyes, Matthews, Maxwell, Rose, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Historical atmosphere and suspense from Charles, a disingenuous hero from Keyes, cozy romance and an amateur sleuth from Matthews, Maxwell opens a series with an e-novella, a promising debut from Meredith, more sports fun from Rose

Nonfiction on Brooklyn, the Irish Rising, Being LGBT, and Bill Clinton | Xpress Reviews

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A book for fans of Brooklyn history, a welcome addition to any collection on Irish history, an ever so slightly outrageous memoir about the gay rights movement, a new Bill Clinton book is only for avid readers of popular political science

Fiction from Atkins, Block, Kramer, Moore, Wilson, & Debuter Pashley | Xpress Reviews

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Quinn Colson in Mississippi, sexually graphic hard-boiled fiction from Block, Kramer’s very enjoyable read about a librarian, a darkly funny sequel from Moore, an unrelentingly gritty first novel, Wilson takes off at breakneck speed

A Graphic Novel from Mark Crilley | Xpress Reviews

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This six-volume, fast-paced story makes fine reading for teens and new adults who like tidy, happy-ending plots and Japanese-ish approaches to comics

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter | LJ Review

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Slaughter, Karin. Pretty Girls. Morrow. Sept. 2015. 400p. ISBN 9780062429056. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062429063. F After Claire Scott’s millionaire husband of almost 20 years is killed by a mugger, she’s devastated. Paul was her rock, and the happiness she felt with him was unlike anything she’d ever known. When an attempted burglary during the funeral […]

When a Scot Ties the Knot by Tessa Dare | LJ Review

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Dare, Tessa. When a Scot Ties the Knot. Avon. (Castles Ever After, Bk. 3). Sept. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780062349026. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062349033. HISTORICAL ROMANCE Terrified to the point of paralysis at the thought of enduring her first London season, 16-year-old Madeline Gracechurch invents a fiancé and the love of her life—a heart-stopping Highlander […]