E-Originals from Aicher, Drewry, Kennedy, Krulewitch, & Silver, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Well-developed characters from Aicher; Drewry’s slow build leads to a lightning strike; debuter Goodman enters foodie fiction with a “bam”; Kennedy’s latest is fast-paced, hot, and intense; Krulewitch’s series outing offers a nice twisty plot

Graphic Novels from Brandon & Klein and Glanzman | Xpress Reviews

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Drifter‘s deep worldbuilding sf mixed with elements of pulp Westerns and esoteric philosophical musings hits the sweet spot; Glanzman presents the sailor’s-eye view of war

Fiction from Bittner, Brackston, Stewart, and Debuter Ware | Xpress Reviews

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Love in the Old West from Bittner; readers will suspend disbelief in Brackston’s mystical tale; an unhurried pace, an element of mystery, and plenty of symbolism from Stewart; debut novelist Ware builds suspense with verve and energy

E-Originals from Barrett, Clark, Lain, London as McAdams, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A compelling and fresh story from Barrett; convincing characters, hot love scenes, and emotional depth in Chianese’s debut; first responders in love; a blue-collar and interracial romance; finding love without one’s BFFs

Graphic Novels from Debuter LaBoucane-Benson and Sandoval | Xpress Reviews

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An accessible, inspiring work, recommended for collections serving young or ex-offenders; Doomboy’s take on teen angst and heartache is affecting, appealing, and strongly recommended

Nonfiction: the 2014 Israeli-Palestinian War, Wall Street “Deviance,” Cy Endfield | Xpress Reviews

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Blumenthal is a must-read for anyone with an interest in the modern Middle East or the Arab-Israeli conflict; LeFevre fleshes out the excesses of the banking industry; the truth behind what happened to a blacklisted director

Fiction from Ball, Brown, Kelly, Kundera, Lynch, Makkai, Markovits, Roosevelt, Tucker + Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Ball’s cure for suicide, a domestic noir, Kelly might disappoint, Kundera offers an intellectual workout, Lynch’s novel is lovely if not light, Makkai’s starred title is strange and profound, Roosevelt knows the Beltway, Tucker has a flare for lingo

E-Originals from Arthur, Zabo, Greyson, Wainscott, & Zanetti | Xpress Reviews

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Two well-paced and engaging M/M contemporaries, hilarious time travel from Greyson, back to her roots for Wainscott, complex characters and shifting alliances from Zanetti

Nonfiction: Right Speech, Paul’s Theology, Harpers Ferry, Aboriginal Artists, & Ringo | Xpress Reviews

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Buddha’s teachings, Paul’s theology, a Harpers Ferry participant, Los Lobos, contemporary Aboriginal painters, genealogy for librarians, an unauthorized biography of Ringo Starr, a user’s guide to understanding Weber’s take on goddess Brigid

Graphic Novels from Birmant & Oubrerie and Seaton & Palas | Xpress Reviews

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Welcome to the bohemian hothouse of fin de siècle Paris and urban superheroics with an occult fantasy vibe