Graphic Novels from Barbucci & Canepa and Giménez | Xpress Reviews

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Former Disney employees Barbucci and Canepa have created something beautiful and unique in <>Sky-Doll<>; Giménez’s memories of the ease of a society in turning to cruelty against its least members is a cautionary tale for us all

Nonfiction from Nic Dhiarmada on the Irish Rebellion | Xpress Reviews

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Nic Dhiarmada’s excellent companion volume [to a PBS documentary] that will also be enjoyed by readers interested in modern Irish history.

Fiction from Bear, Beverly-Whittemore, Buchman, Farrow, Tanner, Wilde, & Winter | Xpress Reviews

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Stories from sf genius Bear; a story for Hollywood fans from Beverly-Whittemore; firefighting helicopter-style from Buchman; “Prentiss has created a remarkable debut”; fascinating political fiction from Tanner; baseball romance from Wilde; “a sort of robotic Wuthering Heights

E-Originals from Albert, Ballance, and Barnard | Xpress Reviews

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Gay gaming and romance blend again for Albert, Ballance’s fans will find three-dimensional characters and sassy dialog in her latest series offering, Barnard has another winner with her next “Blue” title

Audiobooks from Connelly, DuBrul, Koontz, Kubica, Santamaria, Scalzi, & Wright | Xpress Reviews

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Talkin’ audio, with Harry Bosch, DuBrul’s palpable adventure, a taut thriller from Koontz, Kubica’s three-dimensional story, the woman in C.S. Lewis’s life, a team approach on Scalzi, and more disguises for Kathleen Stone

Graphic Novel from Fior That Goes “5000 km Per Second” | Xpress Reviews

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Wistful and poignant, Fior’ s work will appeal to readers who enjoy less action and more emotion in their graphic novels, or anyone seeking an artistic masterpiece

Nonfiction from Sara Lewis on the Wondrous World of Fireflies | Xpress Reviews

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Covering anatomy, courtship and mating, life cycles, and the chemistry of light production, Lewis’s title is an excellent option for insect fans and anyone curious about the lightning bugs in their yards

Fiction from Armstrong, Brennan, Hawley, Thomas, and a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Armstrong delivers a solid police procedural; debuter Bell’s heroine steals the show with her gutsy nonconformity; anyone who enjoys tantalizing mysteries will be drawn into Brennan’s latest; Hawley’s latest promises to be a must-read; Thomas’s “Ransom Canyon” title will grab readers

Graphic Novels by Dini, Risso, & Klein and Wilson & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of comics, animation, and memoir are guaranteed to find Dini’s story incredibly engaging; Quarantine Zone isn’t a complete failure, only disappointingly less than the sum of its parts

Nonfiction: Freegans, Nostalgia, Cougars, Los Angeles, the Dodgers, and Jackie Robinson | Xpress Reviews

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On reducing food waste; an informative look at collecting and consumerism; a lone mountain lion’s two-year, 2,000-mile trek from South Dakota to Connecticut; Los Angeles in the Seventies; and Jackie Robinson for all times