Nonfiction: Chiropractic, Marriage Equality, Conservation, Goats, Wedding Food, Kandinsky | Xpress Reviews

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General readers will find Frank’s work to be an accessible and worthwhile read; Johnson’s detailed, readable account; Who knew goats could be so cute and entertaining?; the bike provides a unique vehicle for more intimate travel; Warcraft or similar games are likely to be pleased; interesting tidbits of wedding traditions; a solid addition to libraries that already have detailed biographies of Kandinsky

Audiobooks by Austen, Shinn, Vinet, and Voskamp | Xpress Reviews

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This beloved and enduring novel is a wise choice for all library collections; for religious and self-help collections; if you have solid historical romance fans; a valuable addition to resources that address the psychology of self-harm

Graphic Novels from Gabrielle Bell and Debuter Kaplan & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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Bell’s first graphic memoir, while more realized than her earlier comics, still flows from the same source; Kaplan’s first volume of a new doomsday series solidly balances worldbuilding with action.

Fiction from Dahl, Leon, Macallister, Pywell, and Vargas, plus Newcomers | Xpress Reviews

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A surefire winner for any mystery or suspense fan; Leon’s longtime fans will find many of their favorite elements; a crowd-pleaser for lovers of historical fiction; a thread of suspense weaves with elements of the paranormal; in a crowded field of art history whodunits, this first novel stands out

Audiobooks by Patterson & Hayley (and Patterson & McLaughlin), Ribowsky, and Roberts | Xpress Reviews

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Two BookShots from James Patterson and Co. need more development; a story that defined the rock and roll lifestyle of excess before rock and roll; for fans of the Roberts as well as lovers of supernatural fiction

Graphic Novels from Dori, Sabaaneh, and Wolf | Xpress Reviews

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The trials and tribulations of a flawed yet highly influential innovator; White & Black offers a candid look into the experiences of a political prisoner; for wistful adult readers who meditate on their own past loves

Nonfiction: Best-sellerdom, Science, Women Workers, Middle East Peace, Nature, Némirovsky | Xpress Reviews

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For serious book lovers and wordsmiths; Dean’s effort to combat scientific illiteracy; American women’s contribution to the success of WWI; for those hoping for peace in the Middle East; an engaging portrait of the Catskill wilderness; an important book on Némirovsky; a concluding history of World War II

Fiction from Daniels, Kent, Richardson, and Rita, plus a Passel of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Two new cowboy romance series; Cavanagh hits all the right notes with her characters; readers who enjoy Fiona Barton might want to try Kent; an oddly moving, often funny debut from Peterson; Rita’s follow-up holds high the value of female friendship; Shafrir’s debut is full of humor and layered in truth; a snapshot into the lives of ordinary Germans during World War II

E-Originals from Kovach and Lanyon, with First-Timers Morgan and Swift | Xpress Reviews

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Kovach’s story ends with a low-impact finale but a new beginning, signaling the possibility of a series; suspense fans will love how Lanyon keeps the pages turning; Morgan’s debut takes a plain Jane heroine/gorgeous rich hero and pulls the reader in; Swift creates a couple who find passion and love in healthy doses

Audiobooks by Doctorow and Vinet | Xpress Reviews

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The fascinating, ironic, and fanciful strands that Doctorow pulls from history and imagination are both humorous and horrific, read in his own voice; a diverting historical romance for libraries collecting to please genre fans