Final Follett, Forsyth’s Fairy Tale, New Murakami, plus British Spies, & Much More | Fiction Reviews

Flight of the Sparrow

Brown’s Flight of the Sparrow is an engaging novel based on solid research, Follett has written pitch-perfect popular fiction, Forsyth enchants with a gorgeous narrative and memorable characters

Tons of Fiction: Burrowes, Campion, Clark, Harkaway, Mackin, Miller, Verdon, & Vollmann | Xpress Reviews

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Romance from Braden and Burrowes, mysteries from Campion and Clark, short pieces from Dybek, cynicism from Harkaway, Abduction from Holt, historical fiction from Mackin, magical storytelling from Miller, a thriller from Verdon, and more

The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, more Grey Gardens, Autistic Adults, plus “Prime” TV | Video Reviews

The Green Table

One of the most significant ballets of the 20th century is essential for any dance collection, the iconic documentary portrait of the Beales is now more complete, interviews with 12 adults living on the autism spectrum increase awareness

Fiction by Cunningham, Dahl, & Price, Goodall on the Environment, & More | Audiobook Reviews

The Snow Queen

Cunningham’s novel is enriched by the audio performance, a gripping debut reveals the secrets of a private community, Goodall covers the use and abuse of plants, a new series opener leaves the listener desperate for the next installment

Fiction from Hilderbrand, McGrath, Thayer, & Woods, and Debuts from Breznican & Dicker | Xpress Reviews

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Breznican and Dicker make smashing debuts, Hilderbrand’s latest is a must-read, McGrath creates a strong sense of place, Thayer keeps readers on the edge of their seats, and Woods adds another satisfying title to his popular series

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

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