Graphic Novels: Gorman, King & Co., Pope & Villarrubia, Willingham, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Rick and Morty walks a shredding tightrope among slapstick, pathos, and hilarity; a complex and unsettling indie take on Batman pays homage to previous interpretations; Becoming Unbecoming is not an easy read, but it’s an important one; Fables is recommended for fairy-tale fanatics who love some level of horror

E-Originals from Albert, London, and Mae, plus Debuter Sosa | Xpress Reviews

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Albert weaves humor and a love affair with geekdom into an appealing romance; sugar and spice and everything nice in this “Sugar City” novel; Mae’s use of slapstick and popular culture makes this one stand out; a sparkling romance debut

Nonfiction from Tom Jones and Nugent on Feminism | Xpress Reviews

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The honesty and openness with which Tom Jones shares his life and career make it a must-read; witty, entertaining, and frequently painfully relatable, Nugent’s work is a must-read for younger women

Fiction from Chamberlain, Kinsella, and Rowell | Xpress Reviews

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Chamberlain latest will be popular with contemporary fiction fans, readers will be scrambling to get their hands on Kinsella’s latest installment, Rowell aficionados will be clamoring for this coming-of-age novel

Graphic Novels from Atangan, Ellis & Co., Moon & Bá, Sang, Sheridan, and Than | Xpress Reviews

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Atangan shows his intrinsic design sense despite dark colors, Ellis & Warren will inspire readers to think, Moon and Bá demonstrate that humans are much alike wherever they live, an original narrative with profound resonance from Sang, Than’s work is a great purchase for inspirational or self-help collections

E-Originals from Allyn, Barrett, Stacey, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews

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A good romance filled with fiery women and exasperated knights; humor, flirting, and sizzling sex; complicated relationships inject a welcome dose of conflict and warmth into the plot; sexual encounters are rendered with spine-tingling tension

A Graphic Novel from Upson, Hall, & Cannon | Xpress Reviews

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The emphasis on creating a research paper and the exercises clearly mark this as an introductory text for students at the undergraduate or possibly upper high school level; it should prove to be a boon

Nonfiction: Rick Bragg & the South, Philosophy, Philanthropy & Giving, Lists | Xpress Reviews

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Enter the world of Bragg’s South; a fine introduction to a fresh philosophical perspective; two inspiring books that will prompt readers to consider and act on making the world a better place; an engrossing read about lists and the people who make them

Fiction from Galbraith, Kilpack, Moggach, & the late Rendell | Xpress Reviews

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Galbraith continues to develop interestingly flawed characters; readers will shake their heads over Kilpack’s frustrating hero; fans of Moggach will be disappointed; Rendell’s latest (perhaps last) portrayal of a psychological quagmire

E-Originals from Frampton and Meredith, with Debuters Howard and Parker | Xpress Reviews

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Frampton’s novella will have readers smiling from ear to ear, Howard’s complex debut is a new adult a standout, a sassy and fun story from Meredith about what can happen in Vegas, Parker’s debut is highly recommended for romance lovers