Graphic Novels: “Woody Guthrie and the Dust Bowl Ballads” | Xpress Reviews

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A powerful exploration of Guthrie’s roots, providing a mesmerizing take on the socioeconomic situation of 1930s America and a prescient commentary on how the challenges of that time continue to shape our identity as a nation

Nonfiction on Secrets of Travel, Best Places to Travel in 2016, Humanity in Science | Xpress Reviews

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A miss rather than a hit from a travel tipster, the latest from the Lonely Planet team would be a good reference for a public library with a versatile travel section, a disappointing take on the personalities behind science

Fiction from Coben and Scottoline, plus a Nonstop Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Fans and those new to Coben will devour this stand-alone; the whodunit plot of this debut is so clever that readers will forgive the unnecessary dialog; as has come to be expected, this is a page-turner that will satisfy the Scottoline faithful

E-Originals from Barth, Boyett-Campo, Harris, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

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Series opener features funny, human characters that sustain interest; a bordello for women causes some unusual attachments; a bucket list gets a workout in this fast-paced Nashville story; readers will be immediately invested in Weaver’s “Scandal”

Fiction from Kerr, Liu, McAdams, plus a Debut and Akashic Noir | Xpress Reviews

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An unstellar police procedural debut, the marvelous return of Bernie Gunther, Lui’s short speculative fiction, McAdams is an excellent choice for romance lovers, plus two volumes of Akashic’s “Noir” series

Graphic Novels from Blutch and Yelin | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking for a high level of comic art will find a coliseum full of riches in Peplum. Yelin’s Irminais recommended for adults and teens who prefer historical fiction and can handle an ending that is honest rather than perfect

Nonfiction on Theodore Roosevelt, Jewish Culture, Everyday Technologies, Musicians | Xpress Reviews

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A revelation about Roosevelt’s jaunts in the wild, a fascinating text on the history of Jewish religion and culture, a history of everyday items and why we use them, Lichter’s interpretation of these musicians’ thoughts on classical music, a “happy gut”

E-Originals from Carney, Fernando, and Stone | Xpress Reviews

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Week ending February 26, 2016 Carney, Dee. Hunger Untamed. Carina: Harlequin. (Vampire Hunger, Bk. 3). Mar. 2016. 208p. ebk. ISBN 9781459290402. $3.49. EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE Lucy Drake, a former blood slave, human food for the vampire elite, is looking for revenge. She is determined to kill the powerful vampire Sage because he is responsible for […]

Graphic Novels: A Toothy Autobiography from Evie Wyld, with Joe Sumner | Xpress Reviews

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Wyld’s beautifully written story will interest anyone whose fears as a child—whether sharks or other scary monsters—seemed all consuming

Nonfiction on Martin Heidegger and “Being and Time” | Xpress Reviews

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This collection of essays gives the reader a greater understanding not only of Being and Time but also of Heidegger’s entire philosophy