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

Fiction from Dutton, Hamilton, Hearn, Sykes, plus a Debut and Tolkien! | Xpress Reviews

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The complex mind of a woman ahead of her time; a refreshing look at ordinary lives; a thrilling, fast-paced fantasy with plot twists; this debut novel’s vignette form may be difficult to follow; the mission to rid the land of the Butcher Bird is vastly entertaining; Tolkien’s early work is valuable for its historical significance

E-Originals from Archer, Lorret (with a Star), and Kay | Xpress Reviews

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Traditional boy-meets-girl tale marries the culinary fascination with food trucks; Lorret turns a conventional premise into one with plenty of promise and anticipation; a great choice for anyone looking for suspense and a steamy romance

Graphic Novels: Gran, Kleist on Samia Omar, and Schivone & Manera on Belushi | Xpress Reviews

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Gran’s title is fun while also occasionally poignant; Kleist’s powerfully told story of a celebrity immigrant to die helps to highlight the plight of individuals and families worldwide; sincere but slight, Belushi is barely a thumbnail sketch

Nonfiction on Child Stars: Where Are They Now? | Xpress Reviews

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This chronological compendium of TV shows from the 1950s through the 1980s features the kids who starred and relates how they have fared, though the breathless, immature quality to the writing becomes annoying. Still, TV fans will enjoy this veritable love fest