Happy #BookBday (4/21/15 Edition)

Today we wish a happy #BookBday to:

THE BLONDES by Emily Schultz
Schultz’s pandemic novel about a rabies-like disease carried only by blonde women is one of Kirkus Reviews’ April’s Best Bets and has THREE starred reviews, including this one from Library Journal: “Funny, horrific, and frighteningly realistic, Schultz’s second novel is a must read.”

THIS IS HOW IT REALLY SOUNDS by Stuart Archer Cohen
This “impressive and dramatic”* novel about three men who share the same name and intertwining fortunes has a starred Kirkus Review* and Booklist said, “It’s a hugely entertaining story, mainstream commercial fiction, straddling the thin line between comedy and drama.”

THE CARTOON INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY by Michael F. Patton and Kevin Cannon
The latest volume of the celebrated Cartoon Introduction series is an indispensable and entertaining primer to the fundamental questions about our existence. “A fun, clear and clever introduction to the rich history of philosophy in the Western world.” — Kirkus Reviews

And a happy belated #BookBday to:

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE FURRY: Life with the World’s Most Melancholy Cat by Tom Cox
The Bear carries the weight of the world on his furry shoulders, yet he’s the center of this laugh-out-loud memoir from owner Tom Cox. Add to the mix three other cats, the author’s opinionated father, and Cox’s new girlfriend, there’s plenty to enjoy. “These continuing stories of a man and his cats, with a dollop of humans thrown in, are worthy additions to the feline canon.” — Booklist

KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps by Nikolaus Wachsmann
Wachsmann’s harrowing, thorough study of the Nazi concentration camps received two starred reviews, including this one from Publishers Weekly which said, “Wachsmann’s exhaustive study will be seen as the authoritative work on the subject.”

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