Fiction from Brown, Duchovny, Hall, Lippman, O’Connor, & Ryan | Xpress Reviews

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A nicely written and worthy read from Brown; Duchovny pits the Bums against the Sox in1978; Hall rights tightly woven police procedurals; gothic-tinged family drama from Lippman; a May/December romance with lots of sex; back to Montana for Ryan

Selecting Spanish | Collection Development: Spanish-Language Fiction & Beyond, May 1, 2016

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According to book purveyor Baker & Taylor, “sales of Spanish-language material has grown over the last three years to over $12M at list.” Need we say more? These 31 titles should bolster any collection or create a solid core for those starting out. ¡Vámonos!

Fiction from Bear, Beverly-Whittemore, Buchman, Farrow, Tanner, Wilde, & Winter | Xpress Reviews

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Stories from sf genius Bear; a story for Hollywood fans from Beverly-Whittemore; firefighting helicopter-style from Buchman; “Prentiss has created a remarkable debut”; fascinating political fiction from Tanner; baseball romance from Wilde; “a sort of robotic Wuthering Heights

Fiction from Armstrong, Brennan, Hawley, Thomas, and a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Armstrong delivers a solid police procedural; debuter Bell’s heroine steals the show with her gutsy nonconformity; anyone who enjoys tantalizing mysteries will be drawn into Brennan’s latest; Hawley’s latest promises to be a must-read; Thomas’s “Ransom Canyon” title will grab readers

Fiction from Dutton, Hamilton, Hearn, Sykes, plus a Debut and Tolkien! | Xpress Reviews

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The complex mind of a woman ahead of her time; a refreshing look at ordinary lives; a thrilling, fast-paced fantasy with plot twists; this debut novel’s vignette form may be difficult to follow; the mission to rid the land of the Butcher Bird is vastly entertaining; Tolkien’s early work is valuable for its historical significance

The Big “What If?” | LJ Reviews, April 1, 2016

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Two entertaining novels that address the big questions: what if my life had gone differently? What would I do differently if I could go back and change it?

Almost Famous | LJ Reviews, April 1, 2016

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A sweet and heartfelt debut novel for readers who have dreamed of being swept off their feet by a famous movie star; a fast-paced novel that will have readers immersed in the heady feeling of an alcohol-fueled affair with one of the sexiest men alive; a funny, romantic, chick lit novel about a second chance at love

Fiction from Baldacci, Hunter, and Debuter Kessler | Xpress Reviews

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Another exciting read from a thriller master Baldacci, an emotionally charged, faith-based love story of forgiveness and trust from Hunter, fans of Karin Slaughter or Tess Gerritsen will enjoy this exciting new series from Kessler

Fiction from Bradford, Gaylin, Harrington, McKinty, and Straub | Xpress Reviews

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A charming romance peppered with Shakespearean quotations, a compelling protagonist from Gaylin, an exciting tale of intrigue despite some discrepancies, a strong moral point of view from McKinty, a master of two genres: that’s Straub

Robin Wasserman, Noah Hawley, & Emma Straub | May 2016 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

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Five fiction picks for May