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comics’ cultural impact As comics slide more and more into the mainstream, publishers have … [Continue Reading]

Fonda Lee’s Epic Picks | BackTalk

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Worldwide Pearls: Ten Top Titles for Winter Reading

Bodrožic´, Ivana. The Hotel Tito. Seven Stories. Nov. 2017. 176p. tr. from Croatian by Ellen … [Continue Reading]

LJ Talks to Mira T. Lee | Debut Spotlight

In her first novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful (LJ 9/1/17), Mira T. Lee calls on characters from … [Continue Reading]

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Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Lecture To Be Published

On December 7, Kazuo Ishiguro delivered the 2017 Nobel Lecture in Literature while in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Prize. On December 12, Knopf will publish his lecture, titled My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs (64p. ISBN 9780525654957. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525654964). In the lecture he says, “So here I am, a man in my […]

Memoirs of Family, Harassment, & Black Lives Matter | January Nonfiction on Audio

Highly anticipated memoirs include those from Rose McGowan, Anne Fadiman, and Patrisse Khan-Cullors

LJ Talks to Mira T. Lee | Debut Spotlight

In Mira Lee’s first novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful, the author calls on characters from her short stories, filling out the lives of sisters Miranda and Lucia. Here, Lee discusses crafting these women, her own sibling experiences, and more.

Mathematics, December 2017 | Best Sellers

February 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

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Book the Golden Globes | Book Pulse

The Golden Globes celebrate books as well as film and TV and a breakout short story published in The New Yorker has a lot of people talking.

Kazuo Ishiguro’s Nobel Lecture To Be Published

On December 7, Kazuo Ishiguro delivered the 2017 Nobel Lecture in Literature while in Stockholm accepting the Nobel Prize. On December 12, Knopf will publish his lecture, titled My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs (64p. ISBN 9780525654957. $16.95; ebk. ISBN 9780525654964). In the lecture he says, “So here I am, a man in my […]

From Horowitz to Homes | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Jun. 2018

Backman, Fredrik. Us Against You. Atria. Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9781501160790. $26.99. CD. LITERARY Sweden’s literary contribution to the New York Times best sellers list, Backman revisits Beartown, where the cherished hockey team is slated for the dust heap. The players join a rival team in Hed, a new team forms (with a surprise coach), […]

Assad to Cyberwarfare to Uncomfortable Conversations | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Jun. 2018

Auletta, Ken. Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business (and Everything Else). Penguin Pr. Jun. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780735220867. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780525633310. Downloadable. MEDIA STUDIES Longtime “Annals of Communications” columnist for The New Yorker, NYPL Literary Lion Auletta examines the $2 trillion global advertising and marketing business, seriously under siege since the Digital […]

Start of the Summer Chills | Thriller Previews, June 2018

Belle, Kimberly. Little Boy Lost. Park Row: HarperCollins. Jun. 2018. 336p. ISBN 9780778307716. pap. $15.99. THRILLER Kat Kinkaid’s son Ethan disappears on an overnight school trip, but another mother whose child is safe receives the ransom demand. Glamorous Stefanie Huntington, wife of Atlanta’s mayor, watches her carefully constructed life tumble as both mothers rush to […]

Mostly Domestic, but Not Bliss | Mystery Previews, Jun. 2018

Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity and the King’s Ransom. Viking. Jun. 2018. 240p. ISBN 9780525522652. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780525522669. MYSTERY Lori Shepherd drops off husband Bill at a client in rural England, then heads into a storm that strands her at the creepy King’s Ransom inn, where mysterious footsteps echo. Adviser-from-another-world Aunt Dimity reminds her that […]

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Book the Golden Globes | Book Pulse

The Golden Globes celebrate books as well as film and TV and a breakout short story published in The New Yorker has a lot of people talking.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir by Maude Julien and Signal Loss by Garry Disher lead holds this week, People picks their best books of the year, and four new book-based film trailers arrive.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

E.L. James’s latest lands a #1 spot, the NYT critics pick their faves of 2017, and Tiffany Haddish is set to talk with Trevor Noah about The Last Black Unicorn.

Celebrity Deals, Even More Best Lists, & Bookish News | Book Pulse

Sally Field writes a memoir, Kal Penn pens an essay collection, and California gets sued for failing to teach kids to read.

Publishing and Sexual Harassment | Book Pulse

#MeToo and publishing, historian Mary Beard publishes a timely book, and The Washington Post‘s Ron Charles offers a video review of Nora Roberts’s newest.

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Book the Golden Globes | Book Pulse

The Golden Globes celebrate books as well as film and TV and a breakout short story published in The New Yorker has a lot of people talking.

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Only Girl in the World: A Memoir by Maude Julien and Signal Loss by Garry Disher lead holds this week, People picks their best books of the year, and four new book-based film trailers arrive.

RA Back Pocket: Nonfiction | Wyatt’s World

This year saw nonfiction that shaped the national conversation and revealed historical crimes. Here are a few examples to suggest—all of which can be considered key titles for the collection.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

E.L. James’s latest lands a #1 spot, the NYT critics pick their faves of 2017, and Tiffany Haddish is set to talk with Trevor Noah about The Last Black Unicorn.

Celebrity Deals, Even More Best Lists, & Bookish News | Book Pulse

Sally Field writes a memoir, Kal Penn pens an essay collection, and California gets sued for failing to teach kids to read.

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