Fiction from Atir, Cobbs, Hannah, Scott, Stibbe, and Wolfe | Xpress Reviews

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A rewarding read from Atir; another bout of Hamilton fever; Hannah reunites with her inner Christie; Scott fans will see double in this bizarre mashup; Stibbe’s coming-of-age story is guaranteed to amuse and delight; Wolfe’s dark Canadian import will ring the right note

E-Originals from Claire, James, and Kane, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Chandler’s debut doesn’t quite meet the erotica mark; an addicted Hollywood star and her lover will be quite addictive; James’s novella settles some affairs, but A Gentleman Never Tells; fans of paranormal mysteries will enjoy Kane’s latest

Nonfiction: Sappho/the Lyric Poets, Crime in Panama, Raif Badawi, Viking Economics, Language | Xpress Reviews

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Duban’s treatise is by turns insightful, provocative, and grumpy; for libraries with patrons interested in the 20th-century history of Panama; Haidar’s memoir is touching and provocative; the Nordic economic model will fascinate; a valuable book for readers interested in the philosophy of language

Graphic Novels: Ban on Tezuka, Hanawalt, plus Rall and Trudeau on the Donald | Xpress Reviews

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A must for Tezuka devotees; Hanawalt’s collection is charming if occasionally bawdy; both Rall and Trudeau take graphic turns with our Republican presidential candidate

Fiction from Debuter Gentry, Greenwood, and Keller | Xpress Reviews

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A debut for fans of mysteries, thrillers, and family drama; Greenwood’s latest is well worth a reader’s time to discover what happens to these characters; fans of tales where a simple lifestyle abuts serious crime will embrace Keller’s story

E-Originals from Hildreth and O’Keefe and a Pair from Kelly | Xpress Reviews

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A fast-paced story with lots of sex from Hildreth; readers will cheer for these hardworking, underappreciated governesses, who deserve more out of life; the couple’s growing feelings threaten to set the pages on fire in the latest from O’Keefe

Nonfiction: USC Football, Cold War Hollywood, Anger, the Heisenbergs, Six Sisters Stuff | Xpress Reviews

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For fans of World War II history, aviation and military technological leaps; USC Trojan football; Hollywood and the Cold War; overcoming anger; poverty in America; the Heisenbergs; the case for antidepressants; American prosperity; the Franklin expedition; Six Sisters’ Stuff recipes; the Battle of Saratoga; Bill Dudley; aging well; abortion politics

Audiobooks from Barton, Bauer, Carpenter, Chiarella, Jacobson, Pope Francis, & Spinella | Xpress Reviews

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Barton’s addictive, hair-raising debut; a solidly plotted first novel from Boyce; for fans of thrillers and multigenerational family fiction; Jacobson’s fresh new way to read the Bard; the Pope will be in demand; Spinella’s work has Perfect Timing

Fiction from Avit, Gregson, Hiaasen, London, Walker, plus Debuts and Mississippi Noir | Xpress Reviews

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Chabot’s debut is for teen, tween, and adult fans of futuristic YA adventure; Gregson’s multilayered story; Hatton has created an unforgettable debut; Hiaasen fans will not be disappointed; London graciously captures young love; Walker’s treatise on the nature of memory and trauma; alternative history, poetically written by Wolff

E-Originals from Pace and Porter, with Debuter Gray | Xpress Reviews

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Pace twists the royal/commoner romance trope into a timely plot by merging another version of the British royal family with modern politics; readers will love this final installment of the Sheenan brothers series and be sorry to see it end