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Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

Two things dudes admire: skill and power (as shown here in one tidy bike-racing package¹). All this … [Continue Reading]

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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce April Favorites

  Topping this months Library Reads, the list of what librarians are loving lately, is a new … [Continue Reading]

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New LGBT Fiction: Titles To Consider Before June, LGBT Pride Month

A wide array of queer titles are being released (and rereleased) this winter and spring—from … [Continue Reading]

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Literary Lagniappe | Wyatt’s World

Literary fiction fans have much to look forward to with new books from Toni Morrison (God Help the … [Continue Reading]

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Anderson to Zweig | French on Fridays

No themes or requests for specific types of books this week—enjoy the break while you can, the … [Continue Reading]

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Home & Away | What We’re Reading

When I sent out the plea for WWR entries last week, books about home, place, and a place to call … [Continue Reading]

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Introduces Poetry, Honors Marlon James and David Brion Davis

On April 1, the Cleveland Foundation today announced the winners of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the only American awards honoring literary works that confront racism and celebrate diversity. The awards, established in 1935 by Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf to reflect her family’s commitment to social justice, are celebrating their 80th year […]

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Delightful debuts | May 2015 Audio in Advance | Stephanie’s Picks

Frankel, Lauren. Hyacinth Girls. Brilliance. ISBN 9781501221941. Read by Emily Sutton-Smith & Laura Hamilton. While 13-year-old Callie is eventually exonerated of bullying, threatening notes from her alleged victim, Robyn, begin to surface. As the notes become suicidal, Callie’s mother, Rebecca, is determined to save the unbalanced Robyn. As Rebecca navigates school disapproval and mean moms while trying […]

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Spotlight on Rachel Joyce | LibraryReads Author, March 15, 2015

Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Joyce, author of The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy.

Religion, March 2015 | Best Sellers

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Ferguson Report To Be Published by New Press

The New Press will publish paperback (ISBN 9781620971604) and ebook (ISBN 9781620971659) editions of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Ferguson report, the result of the department’s investigation of the Ferguson, MO, police department after one of its police officers killed the unarmed Michael Brown on August 9, 2014. Either version of the document will cost […]

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Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards Introduces Poetry, Honors Marlon James and David Brion Davis

On April 1, the Cleveland Foundation today announced the winners of this year’s Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, the only American awards honoring literary works that confront racism and celebrate diversity. The awards, established in 1935 by Cleveland poet and philanthropist Edith Anisfield Wolf to reflect her family’s commitment to social justice, are celebrating their 80th year […]

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Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

All this month’s BFD featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways.

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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce April Favorites

  Topping this months Library Reads, the list of what librarians are loving lately, is a new novel by Sara Gruen, author of the beloved Water for Elephants. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what librarians are loving? No problem! LibraryReads welcomes recommendations from all public library staff members, not just […]

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September 2015 Music Picks from Chrissie Hynde & Patti Smith

Full disclosure: my good-time listening music dates mostly from the medieval and Renaissance eras. But I love music in general as a country without borders, and I’m always happy to feature books by or about major rock/pop/blues/jazz musicians in Prepub Alert. There has been a flood of such books lately, and since most of them […]

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Collection Development

Those Were the Daze | Memoir

The spirit of the Sixties hovers over all of the books in this month’s memoir column.

Perfect Pairings | Collection Development: Genre Crossovers

LJ‘s sf columnist turns her eye to the best crossovers blending fantasy and mystery, romance and historical fiction, thrillers and horror, sf and mystery, and more.

Why It’s Greater To Love and To Lose | Memoir

I swear, dear readers, that I did not read all of these books about love on purpose. My guess is the love books come out around February, when everyone is feeling in that candy-heart kind of mood. While I would argue that love can be a many-splendored thing all year long, you won’t find me […]

From Dealin’ to Wildin’ Out | African American Fiction (and More)

Urban fiction from drug dealing to wild and ruthless Memphis gangs. Plus a steamy erotic tale that leaves nothing uncovered.

Baby’s First Year, Nanny Whisperer Gold, Amish Wisdom, Raising Brave Girls, & More | Parenting Reviews, February 15, 2015

Arnold’s thoughtful worldview approach is inspiring, DK celebrates the loveliness of babies, Gold presents an excellent resource for families looking to hire a nanny, Miller looks at the parenting culture of the Amish community.

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Readers’ Advisory

Springtime Skill & Power | Books for Dudes

All this month’s BFD featured authors are skillful and powerful in their own ways.

Literary Lagniappe | Wyatt’s World

A collection for the literary minded, from Young Eliot to Elizabeth Bishop to The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings

Stibbe’s Man at the Helm | RA Crossroads

The joy of Stibbe’s first novel, after her highly praised memoir, Love, Nina is how funny and sly it is, how gracefully it advances, and how perfectly and rather suddenly it all ends.

Second Novels | Wyatt’s World

Here are five authors to introduce to readers while their “read back” file is still slim and their careers are taking off.

Musketeers, Magic, Memoir, and More | Books for Dudes

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re the mother of a intelligent young man who graduates with a degree in archaeology only to renounce said degree about four hours after he receives it while on his first dig. Your name is Mrs. De Castell, your son is Sebastien. Ma’am, let me take this opportunity to relieve […]

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