Historical from Goodwin, a sf Collaboration by Horowitz & Others, Gothic Makkai, & More | Fiction Reviews

Hundred Year House

Goodwin uses finely drawn characters and intriguing plot lines to create memorable scenes, Land of Shadows is for libraries with a strong following for police procedurals, Silent History is a “new kind of novel”

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Divine/Milstead Bio, British Mystery, & More | Video Reviews

I Am Divine

The fascinating story of some of the Wild West’s last outlaws, the oddity of a style that is Divine, Brenda Blethyn reprises her role as Vera, a powerful biography of an American Revolutionary worth heeding

Fiction from Fairstein, Pearson, Janes, and Trenow, with a new Veronica Mars | Xpress Reviews

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New York City history in Fairstein’s latest, 1940s political tension from Janes, Knox and Chu are back in The Red Room, Sue Grafton fans might go a new Veronica Mars title, a young girl is Trenow’s Forgotten Seamstress

Oldies but Goodies: Genre Backlists for Cool Summer Reads

The Rogue's Game

Past and present members of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Reading List Council share some of their favorite summer reading choices

An Adult Fiction Debut for Durst Won’t Get “Lost” | Xpress Reviews

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An adult fantasy for Durst blends in a tinge of horror to great effect

Fiction by Joyce, Kaysen, Mead’s Life in Middlemarch, Memoir by Varty | Audiobook Reviews

Perfect

Everything is Perfect until…,Kaysen mostly succeeds in conveying how it feels to be young and insecure among worldly academics, Mead illustrates the power of great literature, Varty captures the beauty of the wild

Fun Fiction from Fenske, a Gross Thriller, an Obsessive Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A clever romantic tour de force from Fenske, a heart-gripping suspense novel from Gross, Kendal’s debut is a palpitating tale of obsession

The United States of Autism, A Remastered Pawnbroker, Hergé’s Tintin, Crime Spree Roundup, & More | Video Reviews

United States of Autism

Evert’s United States of Autism gives a sense of togetherness, a welcome step up for The Pawnbroker, Tintin‘s mass appeal, modern jewel thieves Smash & Grab

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2014

David and Goliath stays strong in nonfiction. What do we know about The Sixth Extinction? The Invention of Wings soars into the No. 1 spot in fiction; two Patterson titles join the ranks.

Muscle Shoals, Hannah Arendt, Drama Therapy, & More | Video Reviews

Hannah Arendt

Muscle Shoals, a significant chapter in popular music history, Hannah Arendt through a limited lens, overcoming challenges with The Frog Princes is recommended for most viewers.

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