E-Originals from Barnard, Bielman, Daniels, Grice, & Kline | Xpress Reviews

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A series opener will have readers singing the “blues”; Keeping Mr. Right Now is an excellent beach read—even in winter; a fish-out-of-water comedy for Crusie fans; and strong silent cowboys and intertwined plots

Graphic Novels from Brisson & Co., Lapham, and Lemire | Xpress Reviews

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Brisson and company present gut-wrenching portrayals of humankind, Lapham has expertly crafted a noir tale with great dialog, Lemire’s latest imaginative and personal but too self-indulgent

Audiobooks from Cotterill, De Sa, DiLouie, Koch, Quick, & Sandford/Cook | Xpress Reviews

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Jimm Juree returns, a male coming-of-age story, a thought-provoking and horrific tale, for fans of unsettling literary fiction, Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation, romantic historical suspense from Quick, for fans of crossover YA thrillers

Nonfiction: a Punk Rock Pioneer, a Dalmatian Memoir, Rock Star Theory, & Secret Sidekicks | Xpress Reviews

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A female rock pioneer reveals food for thought, how a Dalmatian helped a writer battle depression, a workmanlike chronicle of rock celebrity, and a fun book for anyone who loves contemporary art and history

Thrilling Fiction from James & Sundstøl, plus a Debut | Xpress Review

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Thriller writing at its best, from Peter James; a professor and former diplomat will give Griffin and Clancy political and military action novel competition; Sundstøl’s latest Minnesota series installment measures up to the first

Audiobooks from Furst, Gabaldon, Grandin, Grierson, Hayes, Hunter, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

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A character-driven spy novel, the next “Outlander” epic, Grandin on slavery, food for thought about the pursuit of the fountain of youth, the return of Bob Lee Swagger, Marlo Thomas on women who reinvented their lives

Graphic Novels from Johnson/Mitten, Koike/Mori, Grant & Co., Ulinich, and Vaughn/Luna | Xpress Reviews

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A magic- and fantasy-heavy, action-packed adventure; classic of the samurai manga; A great introduction to a vibrant dystopia; an exceptional “semiautobiographical” tragicomedy; exploring what it means to be intelligent and human

Nonfiction on Muhammad, Herod, Medieval People, & Ancient Greece | Xpress Reviews

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The narratives of Islam’s prophet, Herod and a picture of ancient Near Eastern power politics, works on essential medieval thinkers, and an excellent overview of significant Greek events and personages

Star-Crossed Fiction from Brunt, Chávez, French, Kingsbury, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Politics warts and all, Chicano literature from Chávez, French is back with the Dublin Murder Squad, Kingsbury’s angels are at it again, Willig inches closer to her final Pink title

E-Originals from MacMeans, Matthews, Ryan, & Thomas, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A teetotaler meets the Whisky Laird, baseball scores in Matthews’s latest, a debut historical hits the romance sweet spots, Ryan adds to her McBrides canon, and sexy romantic suspense from Thomas

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