Nonfiction: Calamity Jane, Mexicans in America, Racial Passing, & Civil Rights Murders | Xpress Reviews

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A tedious tome on Calamity Jane, a history of Mexican migration to the United States, the phenomenon of passing, a comprehensive treatment of the Amazons, and murders and attacks associated with the 1960s civil rights movement

Fiction from Daly, Kuznetsov, and Rinaldi; Karon Returns to Mitford, NC | Xpress Reviews

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Daly’s Natty Wainwright keeps her friends close, a beloved homecoming to Mitford for Karon, a title for fans of serial killer thrillers and of Russian novels in translation, and a literary interpretation of Tom Thumb’s life with historical figures

Nonfiction on Napa Cuisine, John Fahey, Making Mead, Nazi-Occupied Paris, & Ancient Egypt | Xpress Reviews

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Kostow’s philosophy of cuisine, the life of John Fahey, Preserving Everything, foraging for wild edibles, making mead a home, for those with an interest in French/World War II history, the fascinating civilization of ancient Egypt

Graphic Novels Literary and Adventuresome from Kuper and Van Lente & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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The System has the heft of a literary novel; Volume 1 of Brain Boy is great fun for fans of sf or espionage thrillers

Fiction from Adler-Olsen, Gannon, Kellerman père et fils, Meyers, & Stanley | Xpress Reviews

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A twisty Scandinavian crime series, a military sf series fans will love, a disappointing outing for Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman, a novel that elicits compassion and high hopes, and Miranda Corbie returns in her third World War II mystery

E-Originals from Adams, Addams, Alden, Evers, Pengelley, & Walter Mosley | Xpress Reviews

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Paranormal romance with good and evil, Addams’s series launch is Cursed, a lively and deep foray into sf from Mosley, Pengelley rejects delivers a surprisingly entertaining read, Priestley’s debut features a unique twist

Nonfiction: Film, Baby Foods, Queen Victoria, Seeds, Women’s Basketball, Slavery, & More | Xpress Reviews

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Film, recipes for young children, saving seeds from the garden, Queen Victoria, Brittney Griner on her life in basketball, Hobsbawm on society, Kreeft on faith, monetary policy, baseball, India, Rebbe Schneerson, black women in the civil war

Barclay, Carter, Falco, Girard, Lehane, & Wax on the Fiction Trail | Xpress Reviews

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The Archer family returns with Barclay, an engaging political novel from Carter, action and substance from Falco, an enjoyable love story about art, Lehane is a bit disjointed, and Wax goes back to the beach with her Florida pals

Audiobooks from Briggs, Grimes, Korelitz, L’Amour, & Rieger | Xpress Reviews

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A Terrific urban fantasy ride from Briggs, Hitchcockian influences from Grimes, well-crafted suspense from Korelitz, a coming-of-age Western from L’Amour, and epistolary novel from Rieger that doesn’t quite work in audio

E-Originals from Adele, Connolly, Dee, Jamieson, Rose, and a Historical Debut | Xpress Reviews

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SF romance of civil war, a sexy rags-to-riches historical, explicit heat in wine country, a trio of lovers end their trilogy, a historical debut of New Orleans, and a baseball romance that hits a home run

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