Graphic Novels from Dori, Sabaaneh, and Wolf | Xpress Reviews

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The trials and tribulations of a flawed yet highly influential innovator; White & Black offers a candid look into the experiences of a political prisoner; for wistful adult readers who meditate on their own past loves

Nonfiction: Best-sellerdom, Science, Women Workers, Middle East Peace, Nature, Némirovsky | Xpress Reviews

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For serious book lovers and wordsmiths; Dean’s effort to combat scientific illiteracy; American women’s contribution to the success of WWI; for those hoping for peace in the Middle East; an engaging portrait of the Catskill wilderness; an important book on Némirovsky; a concluding history of World War II

Fiction from Daniels, Kent, Richardson, and Rita, plus a Passel of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Two new cowboy romance series; Cavanagh hits all the right notes with her characters; readers who enjoy Fiona Barton might want to try Kent; an oddly moving, often funny debut from Peterson; Rita’s follow-up holds high the value of female friendship; Shafrir’s debut is full of humor and layered in truth; a snapshot into the lives of ordinary Germans during World War II

E-Originals from Kovach and Lanyon, with First-Timers Morgan and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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Kovach’s story ends with a low-impact finale but a new beginning, signaling the possibility of a series; suspense fans will love how Lanyon keeps the pages turning; Morgan’s debut takes a plain Jane heroine/gorgeous rich hero and pulls the reader in; Swift creates a couple who find passion and love in healthy doses

Audiobooks by Doctorow and Vinet | Xpress Reviews

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The fascinating, ironic, and fanciful strands that Doctorow pulls from history and imagination are both humorous and horrific, read in his own voice; a diverting historical romance for libraries collecting to please genre fans

Graphic Novels from Helfand & Kumar, Muradov, and Sikoryak | Xpress Reviews

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A tool for reluctant readers to teach facts and history; patrons who appreciate the drawings of Al Hirschfeld will appreciate Muradov’s “graphic novella”; an example of how to use art to change how readers approach narrative content

Fiction from Appel and Prebble with Debuters Heubusch and Hickie | Xpress Reviews

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Resembling a psychiatrist’s clinical case study—a gripping one to be sure; Bondurant can carry a series, and this book demands a sequel! Hickie raises some interesting moral/ethical questions; plot twists may keep readers intrigued, but the stilted language and shallow characters make the novel less enjoyable

E-Originals from Collins, Knox, Parker, and Star | Xpress Reviews

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Rapid pacing delivers a quick read but leaves little room for tension; Knox’s latest is highly recommended for all romance readers looking to be swept away; the preoccupation with gossip is tempered when family becomes the focus; a star for Star, for romance readers who prefer a dollop of snark

Audiobooks from Austen, Chang, Graham, Henson, Kendrick, Kitfield, and Sanders | Xpress Reviews

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An Austen classic; recommended for fans of hip-hop music itself; Graham will be popular in spite of herself; an absorbing read that is more than the typical celebrity memoir; Kendrick will find an audience; for listeners with an interest in the military; a must-listen for Sanders followers

Graphic Novels from Prince & Amor and Roca | Xpress Reviews

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Recommended for graphic novels fans who appreciate the complexities of the language; Roca’s art shines brightest, pulling readers into his world, but it’s Francisco’s and Telmo’s friendship that will haunt them