Fiction from Bauer, Dial, Mendoza, and Stachniak, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An intense, compelling novel from British author Bauer; fans of Clare Mackintosh and Tana French should add Corry to their must-read lists; Mendoza is a logical recommendation for admirers of the similarly themed novels of Don Winslow; Peelle parlays her short story skills into an endearing debut novel; dance fans will welcome this graceful and entrancing foray into the recent past

E-Originals from Arthur, Lynn, and Stewart | Xpress Reviews

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Required for libraries owning Arthur—libraries looking to pick up complete sets should get them all; Lynn handles the emotions behind MMA fighting with compassion; for readers who want a happy ever after, Stewart delivers

Graphic Novels from Chaykin, Hart & Mastroianni, and Jacobson & Colón | Xpress Reviews

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The relentless adult language and gritty themes in Chaykin’s work make this for mature readers; an endearing, nostalgic, and sentimental journey for adult readers; for patrons interested in CIA operations, covert government scandals, and the legality of prisoner treatment from Americans

Nonfiction on Reversing Aging and Quantum Gravity | Xpress Reviews

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We can stave off many age-related maladies for a while this way—and that is on its own a worthy endeavor; Rovelli’s work is not an easy read, but it is worth the effort

Fiction from Harman, Noble, Post, and Rodale, plus Three Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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A quiet novel about a woman rediscovering her true self; a tender win-win romance of two like-minded people; fans of historical fiction about the opening of the American West will enjoy this sweeping novel; a good choice for fans of grit lit that emphasizes blood ties and redneck justice; a sort of spiritual prequel to Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One; Rodale has created a delightful heroine in the brainy yet passionate Lady Claire; writer and director Wilson weaves a complex plot that builds in intrigue and tension

E-Originals from Bell, McGoldrick, Shaw, and Sorenson | Xpress Reviews

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A strong female protagonist who undermines stereotypes and is both athletic and sexy; McGoldrick maintains a breakneck pace with plenty of action, suspense, and magical elements; the premise of this fourth series title keeps readers’ interest; a solid story with steamy scenes and an important message

E-Originals from Austin, Fletcher, Riley, and Wolff | Xpress Reviews

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Austin provides plenty of intrigue and suspense to keep the pages moving at a fast clip; Fletcher’s tame romantic comedy never quite achieves the screwball sparkle of its improbable premise; Riley’s latest takes obsession to a new level; Tori is a strong but vulnerable character that readers will enjoy getting to know

Graphic Novels from Chuck Dixon & Co. and Moto Hagio | Xpress Reviews

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Fans of either Superman or the properties he’s interacting with should find plenty to enjoy; veteran devotees of Naoko Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon time/identity switches will enjoy leveling up to this more complex and more adult plot puzzle

Nonfiction on Betty MacDonald, Octavia Butler, Pit Bulls, Foreign Policy, and Attica | Xpress Reviews

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Appeal for anyone familiar with Betty MacDonald’s books; this approach to Butler is like no other; An intriguing option for those interested in the science behind sex; a must-have for canine enthusiasts; foreign policy that is pragmatic and nonpartisan in scope; for readers interested in technology and/or innovation; behind the Attica uprising

Fiction from Delaney, Fowler, Harris, Rankin, & Williams | Xpress Reviews

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Delaney’s Big Brother–esque novel will consume psychological thriller enthusiasts; fans will find pleasures in Fowler’s sprawling, messy mystery; Harris’s sharp-eyed observations of human behavior are on the mark; the thrill of Rankin’s work is still fresh; Williams’s latest is a smart suggestion for fans of strong female characters