Fiction from Ream, Rodale, and Rosoff, plus Debuters Adams and Leisure | Xpress Reviews

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Debut author Adams has crafted a light, charming tale of love; Leisure’s first novel is for anyone looking for a taste of Provençal life; an intriguing mix of scientific premise and personal relationships from Ream; a delightful Regency romp from Rodale; Rosoff’s adult debut is heartfelt without being sappy and funny without being slapstick

This Old House | The Reader’s Shelf, June 15, 2016

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When you pass an abandoned mansion, are you immediately transported back to a time when people were elegant and skeletons were hidden in every closet? Here are seven books that feature those fascinating edifices, with an atmospheric feel and parallel narratives that switch between time lines.

Fiction from Harper, Meltzer & Goldberg, Weir, and Debuter Raymond | Xpress Reviews

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Harper’s latest is a bit disjointed, Meltzer and Goldberg have delivered a fast-paced and twisty thriller not to be missed, debuter Raymond’s story and vivid writing will keep readers glued to the pages, readers will enjoy revisiting the familiar Tudor story with Weir as their guide

Fiction from Hogan, Kane, and Lewis, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A divided story is more for the historical fan, a quick thriller, women’s fiction with a dark bent, a debut with lush descriptions and books with multiple narratives, another debut that follows the gothic literary tradition

Haunted Homecomings | Fiction Reviews, June 1, 2016

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An engaging and thrilling tale about a young woman’s homecoming, the vagaries of memory, and the impact of tragedy on both a town and a family; a carefully crafted and riveting thriller that is narrated in reverse chronological order, a tense and unusual reading experience that both disorients and intrigues

Fiction from Backman, Brown, Finder, Gutcheon, Hilderbrand, Kaye, & Mackay | Xpress Reviews

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LibraryReads top pick Backman, a consistently timely thriller from Finder, Gutcheon launches a new series of traditional cozies, Hilderbrand writes another beachy family drama, Kaye hits the rising popularity of MCs in romance, debuter McCluskey succeeds in handling parental grief, Mackay’s compelling modern noir

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 writes 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