Xpress Reviews

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Hear Audiobooks from Bradley, Gardner, Paretsky, & Sullivan | Xpress Reviews

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A charming historical romance from Bradley, Gardner’s Fear Nothing is not for the faint of heart, the latest Warshawski outing reaches Critical Mass, and speculative fiction with a touch of mystery from Sullivan

Dealing with Loss, Cool Cookbooks, Slowing Down, End-of-Life Issues | Xpress Reviews

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Going through the grieving process, a rainbow-colored cookbook from Meringue Girls, summer food has never looked better, a narrative is about taking it slow, and choice, freedom from suffering, and perhaps even joy through hospice

Fiction from Abbott, Cole, & Larsson, plus Victorian Ghost Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Sinuous, liquid prose from Abbott, a world of online gaming from Cole, a strong sense of place and bleak atmosphere from Larsson, Sims collects 12 greatest ghost stories of the Victorian era, and a noir first novel that misses the mark

E-Original Romances from Bell, Jackson, & McAllister, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A new adult debut from Bartel, a fantasy romance from Bell, passion and compassion in Connor’s first novel, military romance from Jackson, and McAllister’s caring cowboy behind the tough exterior

Gabaldon Returns in Fiction, Along with Galbraith/Rowling, Jordan, & Levitt | Xpress Reviews

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Debut author Dunn compels with sympathetic characters, another breakneck, rip-roaring page-turner from Gabaldon, Galbraith/Rowling “Strikes” again, a World War I novel from Jordan, and psychological terror from Levitt

An Audiobook on Merging Economics with Technology | Xpress Reviews

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An optimistic and thought-provoking title for the generalist interested in economics, business, and technology

Graphic Novels from Burns, Hickman & Pitarra, Marz & Sejic, and Peeters | Xpress Reviews

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Master storyteller Burns carves a moving tale of love, loss, and regret; an interesting mashup of history and sf; a crossover collection has strong writing and artwork throughout; fans of moody sf will be pleased by aama

E-Originals from Bray-Weber, Bright, Cole & Co., Denker, & Leonard | Xpress Reviews

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Bray-Weber mixes pirates and sex; Bright cooks up flirtation, friction, and food; a quartet of love stories about the American Revolution; small-town complications from Denker; a clash of heroes and heroines in Leonard’s new series

E-Originals from Heath, Holt, Burn, Schroeder, & Sherwood | Xpress Reviews

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Cowboy complications from Heath and Holt, a galactic alliance from Burn, crime-stopping and family woes from Schroeder, and Sherwood’s damaged leads find love

Nonfiction on Vivian Maier, Amazing Road Trips, the European Union, & Erotic Dolls | Xpress Reviews

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The incomparable photographs of Vivian Maier, a guidebook for international travelers and seasoned locals alike, a comprehensive account of the modern EU and its history, and a unique aspect of modern sexology, The Erotic Doll

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