Fiction from Binchy, Chamberlain, Higashino, and May, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An unremarkable collection from Binchy, war fiction that is dramatic and raw, a hauntingly poetic and culturally enlightening debut, a total page-turner first novel, Higashino’s complex and riveting mystery, May’s tale of two nostalgia trips

Charlie Jane Anders, Barbara Pym, & an Estonian Best Seller | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Anders, Charlie Jane. All the Birds in the Sky. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781501902444. Reader TBA. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead parted ways under mysterious circumstances during high school and didn’t expect to see each other again. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly […]

Fiction from Arlidge, Brown, Faulks, Gowda, Guez, Lee, Oates, and White, Williams, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Another solid read from Arlidge; a beautiful and unusual book about familial love; Faulks’s new novel ends on a note of poignancy; a quick-paced and suspenseful story; Oates’s impossible loved story is ultimately heartbreaking; engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot

Fiction from Harris, Mack, Morton, Strout, and Wells | Xpress Reviews

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Harris limns Cicero, Mack’s Maisie gets Choked Up, Morton’s latest features gothic undertones, Strout’s Lucy is highly recommended, Wells’s comic mystery is shouting “series”

Best Media 2015: Audiobooks

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lj ljThis year’s best audiobooks, chosen by LJ’s reviewers, demonstrate the format’s remarkable range. Genres on display among the fiction titles include literary fiction, mysteries, and Westerns. The nonfiction list addresses little-known religions, the sinking of the Lusitania, and memoirs about race, caring for an aged parent, and living with mental illness, among other topics. […]

Q&A: Randy L. Morkved

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Balcony 7 offers an intriguing mix of titles. Recently, the company’s publisher, Randy L. Morkved, answered some questions via email about how the business got started and what they have to offer.

LJ Media Reviews: December 1, 2015

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Audio fiction from Gottlieb, Higgins, Penny, Stradal; nonfiction on song production, medicine, grammar and God. Starred films, from Indian Summers to Glen Campbell to the final season of Downton Abbey

Fiction from Ewan, Horowitz, and Mosher | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of thrillers and suspense will enjoy this latest tale from Ewan; Horowitz crafts a story about love and loyalty that’s at once touching and giddily silly; Mosher’s novel is compelling in its intricacy

Fiction from Taylor and Debuter Trilivas | Xpress Reviews

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Slick, exciting action and credible complexity are the hallmarks of Taylor’s high-caliber thrillers, and this latest installment does not disappoint; Trilivas’s debut will leave you travel hungry and somewhat dissatisfied with daily life—an enjoyable and light read

Fiction from Chamberlain, Kinsella, and Rowell | Xpress Reviews

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Chamberlain latest will be popular with contemporary fiction fans, readers will be scrambling to get their hands on Kinsella’s latest installment, Rowell aficionados will be clamoring for this coming-of-age novel