Nonfiction: OCD, Benjamin Morrell & Dako, John Smith, Ed Shames, and Mayakovsky | Xpress Reviews

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A memoir with OCD, the friendship of captor and captive, Capt. John Smith with a “sheen of historical truth,” paratrooper Ed Shames, the life of Russian poet Mayakovsky

A Graphic Novel from Manchette and Tardi | Xpress Reviews

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Manchette and Tardi’s well-paced, violent graphic novel grabs readers and doesn’t let go until the end

Fiction from Ashe, Kelly, Macomber, Ngwainmbi, plus a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Ashe completes her romance trilogy, Hamilton’s debut will appeal to fans of the Jack Reacher series, Kelly’s latest has an engaging plot, no disappointments on Macomber’s stand-alone, Ngwainmbi follows a young man’s emotional progression

E-Originals from Bailey, Butler, & Connolly | Xpress Reviews

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Bailey gets everything right—a stellar romance; with the foundation laid for a potential series, Butler’s characters take center stage; Connolly’s series entry stands on its own and is well worth reading

E-Originals from Blackwood, Goodger, and Wilson | Xpress Reviews

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Blackwood’s sultry romance is written for a new adult audience; appealing characters and a bit of intrigue contribute to Goodger’s enjoyable romance; hard-core sf readers looking for a new author will go for Wilson’s Echoes

Nonfiction: English Architecture, Le Corbusier, Modernists, Nat Geo Photos | Xpress Reviews

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A masterly work on art, architecture, and aesthetics; a well-researched and chronicled account of Le Corbusier; American modernists and the history of art collecting; a sampler of incredible images in a single, large-format monograph

Audiobooks from Hillier, Robb, See, Smith, and Turow | Xpress Reviews

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Murders off the page from Hillier, the usual verve from Robb, female friendship from See, family secrets from Smith, and a twisty narrative and memorable finale from Turow

Graphic Novels from Davodeau and Fraction & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Readers embark on a thought-provoking journey with Davodeau; Fraction and Company eschew worldbuilding in favor of sexbots and gunfights

Fiction from Coben and Gaynor, plus Ettinger’s Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A new kind of thriller from Coben, a tidily satisfying historical novel from Gaylor, and a breathtaking debut novel from longtime LGBTQ activist Ettinger

Graphic Novels from Cunningham and Stok | Xpress Reviews

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An economics treatise that would have worked better as a nonvisual essay; an emotional, informative, and inspirational biography of van Gogh

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