Graphic Novels from Davis, McKean, and Ostrander & Mandrake | Xpress Reviews

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A wonderfully told story of a boy coming of age and coming to terms, a superb print exhibition of McKean’s varied talents and styles, a confusing read for those unfamiliar with the first Martian Manhunter title

Goldman’s Views of Mexico City and Katz’s Rescue Animals | Xpress Reviews

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Goldman’s city chronicle is a successful blending of memoir, political reporting, and extended literary narrative; Katz makes us look at animals and humans in a new light

Fiction from Barnes, Butler, Cornwall, Gorman, McCaig, Vanasse, plus a Remarkable Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A perfect rainy-day read, an appealing Kit Cobb thriller, characters to root for, a satisfying mystery, Gone with the Wind backstory, a remarkable debut, much to ponder

E-Originals from Reid, Rhodes, Saare, & Schmidt, plus a Solid Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Grant’s debut features sympathetic characters who are a bit outside the norm, Reid’s heroine is refreshing, a solid military story from Rhodes, readers won’t stop with just one from Saare, and Schmidt caters to those who like thrills

E-Originals from Barnard, Bielman, Daniels, Grice, & Kline | Xpress Reviews

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A series opener will have readers singing the “blues”; Keeping Mr. Right Now is an excellent beach read—even in winter; a fish-out-of-water comedy for Crusie fans; and strong silent cowboys and intertwined plots

Graphic Novels from Brisson & Co., Lapham, and Lemire | Xpress Reviews

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Brisson and company present gut-wrenching portrayals of humankind, Lapham has expertly crafted a noir tale with great dialog, Lemire’s latest imaginative and personal but too self-indulgent

Audiobooks from Cotterill, De Sa, DiLouie, Koch, Quick, & Sandford/Cook | Xpress Reviews

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Jimm Juree returns, a male coming-of-age story, a thought-provoking and horrific tale, for fans of unsettling literary fiction, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, romantic historical suspense from Quick, for fans of crossover YA thrillers

Nonfiction: a Punk Rock Pioneer, a Dalmatian Memoir, Rock Star Theory, & Secret Sidekicks | Xpress Reviews

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A female rock pioneer reveals food for thought, how a Dalmatian helped a writer battle depression, a workmanlike chronicle of rock celebrity, and a fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history

Thrilling Fiction from James & Sundstøl, plus a Debut | Xpress Review

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Thriller writing at its best, from Peter James; a professor and former diplomat will give Griffin and Clancy political and military action novel competition; Sundstøl’s latest Minnesota series installment measures up to the first

Audiobooks from Furst, Gabaldon, Grandin, Grierson, Hayes, Hunter, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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A character-driven spy novel, the next “Outlander” epic, Grandin on slavery, food for thought about the pursuit of the fountain of youth, the return of Bob Lee Swagger, Marlo Thomas on women who reinvented their lives

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