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Graphic Novels from Aaronovitch & Co., Hernandez & Others, and Simon Plus | Xpress Reviews

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A story for fans of police investigative dramas and sf; lovers of The Prisoner will delight in this parallel world of government experts, secret agents, and scientists; for fans of DC’s Vertigo titles, punk art, and David Cronenberg films

Nonfiction on Warren Buffett, “Hamilton,” Skulls, Science, Networks, Cybernetics | Xpress Reviews

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Buffett’s investment ground rules; Hamilton says it all; skulls in art; the study of the politics of science; a thought-provoking view of the changes a networked world; of broad appeal to readers interested in the history of science and technology

Fiction from Hogan, Kane, and Lewis, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A divided story is more for the historical fan, a quick thriller, women’s fiction with a dark bent, a debut with lush descriptions and books with multiple narratives, another debut that follows the gothic literary tradition

E-Originals from Anderson, Dunlop, and Panzera | Xpress Reviews

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Readers of Anderson’s latest will root for both men to get over their hang-ups and celebrate their feelings for each other; Dunlop’s humorous tale of good intentions is ideal for casual, contemporary romance fans; danger, poaching, kidnapping, trespassing, and family issues set a difficult stage for wooing

Fiction from Backman, Brown, Finder, Gutcheon, Hilderbrand, Kaye, & Mackay | Xpress Reviews

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LibraryReads top pick Backman, a consistently timely thriller from Finder, Gutcheon launches a new series of traditional cozies, Hilderbrand writes another beachy family drama, Kaye hits the rising popularity of MCs in romance, debuter McCluskey succeeds in handling parental grief, Mackay’s compelling modern noir

E-Originals from Dimon, Justiss, and Swank | Xpress Reviews

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Dimon’s new covert series starts with a bang, readers will be pulled into the lives of Justiss’s sensual characters, for contemporary romance fans, especially those who can’t stop watching home improvement and/or wedding shows

Nonfiction: Library Careers, One World Trade Center, Cooking Burgers, Laurie Notaro | Xpress Reviews

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A detailed profession guide with a self-help approach for librarians, the biography of One World Trade Center, Good Housekeeping on cooking burgers, Notaro’s humor gets a bit tedious

Graphic Novels: Le Roy and Dan Breathe “Sublime” Life into Thoreau | Xpress Reviews

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This biography is a worthy addition to any library that includes Thoreau’s works

Audiobooks by Edghill, Gerritsen, and Sanderson, plus a Memoir from Tweedy | Xpress Reviews

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An excellent biblical choice from Edghill, Gerritsen blends a strong historical narrative with a contemporary suspense plot, epic high fantasy series with action, magic, deception, and politics from Sanderson, African American physician Tweedy on health care

Graphic Novels from Fletcher, Wu, & Co.; Morrison, Burnham, & others; and Sejic | Xpress Reviews

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This work from Fletcher breathes new life into Black Canary, mature fans of the genre looking for something deeper will most appreciate Nameless, Sejic seems well equipped with talent and skills to become a lasting success