Fiction: Brown, Danielewski, Edwards, Eggers, Fagan, McCall Smith, O’Farrell, & Steiner | Xpress Reviews

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Worth the wait from Brown; Part 3 of Danielewski’s tale is highly recommended; a debut with a strong sense of time and place; for fans of historical fiction and murder mysteries; Eggers’s latest is seamlessly written; Fagan has written a hopeful tale about human connections; a winning collection from McCall Smith; fine new offering from the gifted O’Farrell

E-Originals from Adrienne, Bell, and Wilkins | Xpress Reviews

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A new series centering on bears—somewhat underused in the shifter universe; a nontraditional heroine and a lusty Scottish laird; Wilkins’s latest is not a bad read for those who like Western romances

Fiction by Stanišić, the Life of a Woman in the Selma March, and a Boatload of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Bennett is for discriminating readers, Lee’s first novel should further elevate her reputation, McInerney offers a fresh and surprising view of Cork’s underclasses, an impressive and well-executed debut, a complex, suspenseful entry in the Western noir, luminous yet precise language from Stanišić

Nonfiction: Radical Beauty, “Eurasianism,” Disasters, Being Gritty, Fairy Tales, Punk Art | Xpress Reviews

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Holistic beauty from Chopra, Russian nationalism, disaster prevention is possible, an inspirational guide to success, Levin’s political solutions are well worth considering, fairy tales as literature, the Walla Walla Prison, Memories from Teffi, plenty to love about this insightful book on punk/new wave album art

E-Originals from Hoyt and Zabo, with Prize Winner Smith | Xpress Reviews

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Hoyt’s fans will be somewhat disappointed in the couple’s unflattering portrayal; a fun but flawed epic fantasy romance from the Harlequin prize winner; complex emotions in this reignited romance will draw readers in

Graphic Novels from Glidden, Hawkins & Co., Mignola-plus, and Debuter Dalrymple | Xpress Reviews

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Guileless and imaginative, this Gift will be an acquired taste; this work exemplifies Glidden’s skillful, sensitive reportage; heavy worldbuilding sf for younger fans of dystopian fiction; this well-drawn saga won’t disappoint Hellboy fans

Fiction from Ream, Rodale, and Rosoff, plus Debuters Adams and Leisure | Xpress Reviews

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Debut author Adams has crafted a light, charming tale of love; Leisure’s first novel is for anyone looking for a taste of Provençal life; an intriguing mix of scientific premise and personal relationships from Ream; a delightful Regency romp from Rodale; Rosoff’s adult debut is heartfelt without being sappy and funny without being slapstick

Graphic Novels from Kripke & Higgins, Simone & Co., Wilson & Morikawa, & Wood-plus | Xpress Reviews

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Adult tale by debuter Kripke is beautifully rendered and plays out wonderfully; readers looking for compelling contemporary horror will best enjoy a sojourn into the Clean Room; for those interested in ethics and their whys and wherefores; Rebels is essential for students of and readers interested in American history and warfare

Nonfiction on the American Presidents and on Tour (and Touring) with a Punk Musician | Xpress Reviews

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This fourth edition is suitable for both public and secondary or postsecondary academic libraries needing a resource on the presidents; a complex combination of punk history, travel narrative, and politics is recommended for fans of punk music

E-Original Romances from Claire, Collins, and deWolfe | Xpress Reviews

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Clare’s the romance just works as these protagonists eventually find their HEA; while Collins’s lovers occasionally dive into self-pity, the attraction and affection come through; six-guns, brothels, and a wily raccoon set deWolfe’s latest Wild West mystery apart