Nonfiction on Prison Reform, Psychedelia, Dieting, the War in Ireland, Creationism | Xpress Reviews

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How justice systems and the societies they operate in are intertwined, the story of psychedelics and the Dead may never have been so interestingly told, chronic dieters will find ways to stop self-sabotaging behaviors, a good, real-life political drama, a very readable discussion of what the future might look like, a fascinating and detailed analysis of creationism

Audiobooks from Caletti, Grisham, and Newcomer Tarkington | Xpress Reviews

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An empowering story of feminine friendship and what one does when finding oneself at a midlife crisis; a highly recommended Grisham title for libraries where the author circulates well; an engrossing debut novel populated by intriguing, complicated people

Graphic Novel: Historical Fiction from Ethan Hawke and Greg Ruth | Xpress Reviews

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Readers looking for high drama and compelling spiritual journeys will find both in Hawke and Ruth’s Indeh

Fiction from Mitchard and Robotham, plus Debuter Ribchester | Xpress Reviews

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An affecting family drama from Mitchard, first novelist Ribchester successfully captures the sights and smells of Edwardian England, Robotham brings a dry, sardonic wit to his latest mystery

E-Originals from Austin, Burke & Jensen, Gray, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An excellent second offering in the series from Austin; more “Chaos” from Burke & Jensen; a baseball debut featuring a library director; Gray plot is basic, with slow-burn erotic love scenes; Michaels’s debut is all romance readers could hope for

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