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A Delicate Balance | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight

This summer, actor Wesley Snipes made his fiction debut with Talon of God (Harper Voyager, Jul.), a … [Continue Reading]

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Exciting Poetry for Fall: 14 Titles Range Widely To Bring a Fresh Reading Experience

Adonis. Concerto al-Quds. Yale Univ. (Margellos World Republic of Letters). Nov. 2017. 96p. tr. … [Continue Reading]

Women Pursuing Their Goals, In & Out of the Bedroom | Erotica Reviews

Wonder Women This month’s column highlights women pursuing their goals, particularly those of the … [Continue Reading]

Audio in Stereo | Audio Spotlight

Audiobook sales continued to see double-digit increases for the third year in a row, according to … [Continue Reading]

Meet the LJ Reviewer | David L. Faucheaux

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Winners of the 2017 National Book Awards Announced

“Books matter because they give us information and hope and connect us to other people,” said Lisa Lucas, the National Book Foundation’s executive director, in a recorded message at the National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner on November 15, at Cipriani’s in New York. Lucas appeared in person as well, appealing to the tightly packed audience for support (envelopes in the program facilitated donations) and proclaim the desire to “not just celebrate [both winners and finalists] tonight but…keep celebrating the work they do.”

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

Q&A: Mark Robison & Lindley Shedd Francoeur, Editors of Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds

Animal skulls, musical instruments, and power tools aren’t what many patrons expect to see when they enter the library. But, as editors Mark Robison and Lindley Shedd Francoeur point out in their book Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things, nontraditional collections are becoming more popular.

Physiology, November 2017 | Best Sellers

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

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Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.

The National Book Awards & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

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Cookbook Countdown: Sliding into Home Plate | Wyatt’s World

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, readers have mere days to game up. Help them prepare with these works by professional chefs, who make their living running restaurants.

New to the Bestseller Lists | Book Pulse

Lee Child and a photo collection featuring President Obama top the bestseller lists; Marilyn Stasio has a new crime column.

Coincidences, Gravity, and Toxic Tech | Books for Dudes

So many good books, so little time. It’s the bane of a reader’s existence, right? A day without reading is like a day without a little sunshine.

The National Book Awards & Best of the Year Lists | Book Pulse

The National Book Awards are announced and The Washington Post picks the best books of the year.

Critics Divided on Future Home of the Living God | Book Pulse

Louise Erdrich’s latest is getting plenty of attention and the NBAs will be announced today in a ceremony starting at 7:20 p.m. EST

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