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The Lions of Fifth Avenue

Davis (The Chelsea Girls) gives readers a mystery and a historical novel all in one absorbing tale. Recommended for large public library fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, 12/16/19.]

The Divine Miss Marble: A Life of Tennis, Fame, and Mystery

An intriguing book about a fascinating woman, and an inspirational story of her overcoming various odds to become a tennis legend. Highly recommended.

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The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

This is a lively and informative work that will appeal to anyone interested in American history, politics, and journalism.

James Monroe: A Life

An excellent, exhaustively researched, thoughtful biography with appeal to armchair historians and academics alike.
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The Business of Lovers

The action between the sheets is hot but at times clunky verbal foreplay grates (e.g., “I feel like an animal with you. Animals don’t know sin. Animals are free”). Minor quibbles aside, this is sure to please Dickey’s many fans. [See Prepub Alert, 10/14/19.]
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Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

Pass. The value of the second half does not make up for the feebleness of the first.
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The Familiar Dark

Not just a fine thriller but a fine character study, plumbing family and particularly mother-daughter relationships and showing Eve, her mother, and Izzie’s mother, too, as women unbendable as oak. [See Prepub Alert, 8/25/19.]
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Victim 2117: A Department Q Novel

There’s not a lot in the way of rich descriptions or subtle character development in this plot-driven page-turner, but fans of the series will cheer to once again ride along with this band of Danish police. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/19.]
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Ingredients: The Strange Chemistry of What We Put in Us and on Us

An entertaining romp through the world of scientific studies focusing on topics that will concern most readers. Recommended for all curious about the everyday products they consume or use.

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