Fiction from Bingham, Cane, McKinnon, and Porter, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Bingham’s historical blends character with details; readers will love Cane’s Valentine Valley; McKinnon’s first adult novel features an intriguing on-again, off-again romance; Porter continues to write with dignity, grace, and authenticity

E-Originals from Boyett-Compo, Burke, and Debut Author Calvin | Xpress Reviews

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Boyett-Compo’s story deals with abuse, rape, and physical violence—not a light undertaking; Burke’s latest is another solid entry in a heartfelt, family-driven series; Calvin’s debut novel is the first in a planned series about the Coast Guard

Nonfiction on Theosophy, Angone’s Memoir, Madrasas, Managing a Small Library | Xpress Reviews

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Learning about the Mahatmas, for Angone’s fans, appeal to the individual seeker, recommendations for educators, a unique perspective on the madrasa environment and Western academia, managing a small library

Fiction from Born, Dennison, Florand, Kilpack, and Sundstøl, plus Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Aboard the Lusitania in a debut, Born scents murder in an enjoyable mystery, a quirky village mystery from Dennison, Florand’s latest is delicious and romantic, a singular story from Kilpack, Sundstøl’s outstanding final series entry

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Devon, Madsen, Paul, and a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Burke & Jensen’s crew members battle aliens, Devon’s sweet tale of taming inner demons, a fun and flirty novel from Madsen, Paul’s suspicious death points to Queen Victoria, Zackman’s debut mixes romance, pop culture, and espionage

Fiction from Bauer, Gazan, Knipfel, Michaels, Roper, & Smith | Xpress Reviews

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An original novel from Bauer, Gazan’s novel breathes fresh life into the packed Scandinavian mystery genre, Knipfel’s charming novel evokes the dark humor of Fargo, end-of-life issues may draw readers to Smith’s title

Nonfiction on Cuba, Garden Design, The Iliad, Armin Hansen, and More | Xpress Reviews

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Hayden on welcoming Cuba, Hodgson on garden design, Green’s new Homer translation, Knapp “finds” his dog in photography, Shields resurrects Hansen, Wallbridge emphasizes spirituality, personal growth, and self-awareness

E-Originals from Ashworth, Baxter, Johns, and Rivers & Knox | Xpress Reviews

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Ashworth’s latest is lean on character development, Baxter’s World War II tale provides terrific perspective, Johns’s series title provides an intense description of Waterloo, and Rivers & Knox created interesting story about finding yourself

Fiction from Cander and O’Hagan, a “New” Vidal, and Stibbe’s Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Despite some glitches, Cander’s novel demonstrates her outstanding prose; the psychological acuity and beautiful writing that typify O’Hagan’s work; fans of Stibbe’s memoir will want her debut; will anyone be interested in Vidal’s early mystery?

Graphic Novel from Darrow & Stewart Is a Zombie Mess | Xpress Reviews

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Darrow’s artistry and the high-production values work against the book, creating expectations it can’t fulfill. Neither details nor gore can keep this “buffet” from monotony