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Librarians Who Write: How Librarian/Authors Will Thomas and Eleanor Kuhns Juggle Two Careers

Author by Night By Will Thomas I’m standing outside a room at the 2014 American Library … [Continue Reading]

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Famously Firsts | Fall/Winter 2014/15 First Novels

All authors have stories, and the authors on this list have first stories—debut novels published … [Continue Reading]

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Special Edition: Report from the 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards | What We’re Reading

This year's Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Awards were held at the lovely Lotos Club on … [Continue Reading]

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LibraryReads: Librarians Announce October Favorites

Below is the latest LibraryReads, listing the October releases that librarians are most excited … [Continue Reading]

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National Book Awards’ Second Annual Long-Lists Honor Jane Smiley, Edward O. Wilson, Louise Glück, & More

This week, the National Book Foundation (NBF) announced its long-lists in fiction, nonfiction, … [Continue Reading]

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Thanks for the Memories | Memoir

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye! In the four years I’ve written this column, there … [Continue Reading]

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Visualizing Books: Video Interviews with Alan Cumming & Katy Simpson Smith, Online Fun with Garth Stein’s A Sudden Light & Eric Kaplan’s Does Santa Exist?

Given my job, of course I think a book is worth a thousand pictures, but sometimes visuals do help. In the last months, I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing celebrated actor Alan Cumming, whose Not My Father’s Son, a wrenching memoir of rediscovering family, is a LibraryReads pick for October, and debut novelist Katy Simpson […]

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Early Mantel, Brand-new King, & a Leprechaun Bachelor Party | November Audio in Advance | Fiction

Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Snow Queen and Other Stories. Naxos. Read by Clare Corbett. Fairy tale fans and Frozen-philes interested in exploring the film’s source material will want to listen […]

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Q&A: Malka Marom

Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

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Q&A: Malka Marom

Canada-based singer and broadcast journalist Malka Marom talks to LJ about her book Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words, a thoughtful account of Joni Mitchell’s life and creative process.

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Q&A with Chris Nickson | Sponsored

Chris Nickson’s newest book, Gods of Gold (Dec.: Severn House), takes readers back to 1890 Leeds and introduces Inspector Tom Harper. He recently answered some emailed questions about his books. This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.

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Librarians Who Write: How Librarian/Authors Will Thomas and Eleanor Kuhns Juggle Two Careers

“A library is a natural place for an author” says Will Thomas, author of a series of Victorian-era novels featuring a private enquiry agent who is interested in social issues. Eleanor Kuhns believes “most librarians either wanted to write or are closet writers now.” Read more about what these librarian/authors have to say.

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Bianca Amato | Behind the Mike

Bianca Amato discusses her narration work on Philippa Gregory’s medieval England–set “The Cousins’ War” novels.

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What’s New from Our Neighbors | Collection Development: Latin American Fiction

Literature in Latin America since the boom of the 1960s and 1970s hasn’t slackened in production of quality works or diversity of themes. These 29 titles will add flavor to all collections.

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What’s New from Our Neighbors | Collection Development: Latin American Fiction

Literature in Latin America since the boom of the 1960s and 1970s hasn’t slackened in production of quality works or diversity of themes. These 29 titles will add flavor to all collections.

Thanks for the Memories | Memoir

September memoir reviews cover dog stories, tales of illnesses and triumph, marriage and remarriage recountings, and a reckoning with forgiveness.

Sequels and Insults | African American Fiction (And More!)

The selections this month are all sequels or companion novels to previous works. Often series’ bridge novels can be dry as dust, but wicked descriptions and insults from Brenda Hampton’s The Reunion Show have characters rolling their eyes in anger.

Anniversaries, Desserts, White Trash, Texas Noir | Classic Returns

This edition of Classic Returns includes a father of fashion commentary, a mother of crime fiction, a postwar man of letters, and a Texas noir storyteller.

What Are You Weighting For? | Collection Development: Diet Facts & Fads

Weight loss programs and products are big business. But who has the answers for those unsure of how to eat healthfully? These 35 resources offer up the skinny on staying in good shape while eating well.

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The Poet and the Vampyre | RA Crossroads

Stott’s darkly engrossing soap opera of a tale has very little to do with mythic monsters and instead investigates the iconic poets of the romantic age who sucked the life out of many of those around them…offering a story that is richly described in both place and character, compelling despite its leisurely pace.

Typeface: Books About Letterforms | Wyatt’s World

With a rising interest in illustration, handwriting, graphic design, and handcrafted books, letterforms are an old art made new again. From Scripts to Modern Calligraphy, these five titles will satisfy typographers of all sorts.

Reading-by-Numbers | Wyatt’s World

From Johnson’s How We Got to Now and Marcus’s History of Rock ‘n’ Roll to President Bush’s 41: A Portrait of My Father, here are five books you can count on for elucidation.

An Educational Reading List | Wyatt’s World

New books on teaching, education, and learning: from the Blackboard to The Teacher Wars

Fashionable Reading | Wyatt’s World

From the image-rich and detailed Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the quirky and eclectic Worn Stories

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