Xpress Reviews

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Retirement Living for Boomers, Eskin on Food, the Inside Story on Edward Snowden | Xpress Reviews

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A must-read book for boomers—and everyone else; Eskin’s cookbook-cum-memoir includes 200 recipes; Harding’s well-researched and compelling book reveals Edward Snowden’s backstory and the fallout from the NSA revelations

Graphic Novels from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock, Edginton & Trifogli, Leach, Xu Bing | Xpress Reviews

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A treat for all ages from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock are blunt and unapologetic, a story ambitious and clever from Edginton & Trifogli, an alternative graphic novel from Leach, and Xu Bing offers experimental fiction and a bit of challenge

McGarrity’s Novel of the West & Monday’s Baseball Mystery Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Historical fiction fans will find McGarrity’s Backlands appealing; a debut mystery from Monday will satisfy fans of whodunits and baseball

E-Original Bondage Romance from Archer & Historical Romance from Ballance | Xpress Reviews

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The eroticism of bondage from Archer; Ballance’s latest oozes dark family suspense, scandal, and witchcraft; an unconvincing romance from Everly

Audiobook fiction from Andrews, Dallas, Evanovich, Haddam; Economics from Munk | Xpress Reviews

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A blissful novella from Andrews, a satisfying story of the South from Dallas, a disappointing outing from Evanovich, mystery for Haddam fans, an economic cautionary tale from Munk

A Well-Researched and Detailed Work on Charlie Chaplin | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking to work in film will find inspiration in this extremely well-researched and detailed work on the career of Charlie Chaplin

Audiobooks from Abé & Card & Chiaverini & Kingsbury & Wood | Xpress Reviews

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Abé for paranormal fans, Aw for Asian fiction fans, a new Ender’s Game, Civil War espionage from Chiaverini, ethical dilemmas from Kingsbury, an excellent pairing of voice and text in Wood’s The Killer

Graphic Memoirs by Alden & Bell, Horror by Brubaker, Williams’s New Batwoman | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of Bell will enjoy her latest installment; Brubaker’s Raymond Chandler–meets–H.P.Lovecraft series; a mature, nuanced portrait of modern life and love from Hernandez; fans with a sense of history will appreciate Johnson; Williams’s Batwoman is a breath of fresh air

A Fictional Account of Anna Freud & Trotsky’s Assassin & Kramer’s First Contemporary | Xpress Reviews

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A fictional autobiography of Anna Freud, a look behind the Trotsky assassination from Davidson, Kramer’s foray into contemporary romance will be all over the beaches this summer

Ebook Romance from Evans & Sands (Historicals), Gail (Paranormal), and Steamy Hunter | Xpress Reviews

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A “disgraced lord” meets his match in this historical romance from Evans, alternating points of view frame the characters in Gail’s paranormal, a Western series jumps off with a sassy Montana romp, Sands tale is fun and frothy

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