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‘Tis the Season, with Love in Mind | Romance Reviews

JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS The winter season is fast approaching, and authors and publishers are doing … [Continue Reading]

Reaching New Audiences | NYCC Professional Day 2017

With record-breaking attendance, estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands, the 12th annual New … [Continue Reading]

Finding the Literary Limelight | The Reader’s Shelf

Fame in this industry can happen in many ways. Debuts can act as lightning strikes, making authors … [Continue Reading]

Christmas Can Be Murder: 27 Tales of Yule

This year there’s plenty of homicide for the holidays, along with a pack of dog stories and all … [Continue Reading]

Everyday and Holiday Projects | Crafts/DIY Reviews

Art Instruction HEATHER HALLIDAY, American Jewish Historical Soc., New York Ames, Lee J. with Erin … [Continue Reading]

Presidential Picks: Inside the Lives and Careers of America’s Leaders

Baime, A.J. The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World. … [Continue Reading]

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Stories by Shriver & Sittenfeld & More Upmarket Fiction | Fiction Previews, Apr. 2018

Allnutt, Luke. We Own the Sky. Park Row: Harlequin. Apr. 2018. 368p. ISBN 9780778314738. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781488078712. LITERARY/FAMILY LIFE In this debut, a man struggles with the consequences of his son’s devastating illness, downing alcohol and surveying the wreck of his marriage as he posts stunning scenes of places he and his son visited […]

YA Audiobooks Featuring Love Triangles & Siblings with Autism

YA audiobooks publishing in December 2017

Editors’ Picks | Day of Dialog Brooklyn 2017

The popular “Editors’ Picks” panel, moderated here by LJ fiction editor Wilda Williams, commenced the half-day event, with six New York editors and publishers presenting a preview of their biggest fall 2017–winter 2018 titles. Debut authors, new imprints, existing lines exploring uncharted genre territories, and current topics were all part of the conversation.

Botany & Zoology, October 2017 | Best Sellers

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E-Originals from Allyn, De Salle, Lerner & Co., and Varlet | Xpress Reviews

Allyn’s first foray into the Regency era offers a somewhat unconvincing romance; Sol and Kitten remain the most amusing and compelling characters in De Salle’s latest; these stories tackle issues of race, sexual orientation, religion, and class while still managing to be heartwarming and humorous; more about feelings, attraction, and letting the right person help heal one’s pain

Graphic Novels from Breathed, Freibert, Mapa, Palmerino & Ciponte, and Debuter Whyte | Xpress Reviews

A fun, relevant series that accurately captures 21st-century America; for adventurous readers looking for something well off the beaten path; a solid historical recollection, with a smattering of personal narrative; YA and adult readers alike will find this work intriguing and informative; a charming blend of coming-of-age saga and fantasy worldbuilding

Nonfiction: Economic Inventions, False Confessions, Natural Philosophy, Punk Rock Women, Jewel Heist | Xpress Reviews

Innovation as a platform for future creativity; an important volume about how the criminal justice system does and doesn’t function; for philosophical and scientific enthusiast; those familiar with punk rock will find this work absorbing and illuminating; for fans of real-life burglary stories

Fonda Lee’s Pick of the Month, Mira Grant, Nora Roberts, Josh Malerman, and More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

Space opera is one of the most iconic subgenres under the sf/fantasy umbrella. For many, it conjures up images of starships, ray guns, and space battles against alien enemies. But the modern version encompasses more than those iconic elements, often marrying the action and broad sweep of space with nuanced characterization and social commentary.

Fiction from Connelly, Harrison, Montreal Noir, and Pruitt, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Connelly again delivers a solid crime mystery; Harrison delivers an intimately believable portrayal of women’s friendship; an enjoyable, breezy read that celebrates the uniqueness of Provincetown; an introduction to many Montreal-based mystery authors; an excellent addition to the gritty Southern noir genre; strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut sf thriller

Top Fall Indie Fiction

Nine exciting titles that take readers to different places

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Collection Development

Doorstoppers, War Stories, Fashion, Folkies | Classic Returns

World War I & II stories, memoirs, fashion, folk singers and folk songs, crime classics, classic rockers, a Nobel Laureate, an Inuit boy, and a humongous collection of stories by Kurt Vonnegut.

Ex-STEM-Poraneous | Collection Development: Math & Science Literacy

The emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is not just for policy planners but also for parents, community organizers, and school reformers. These 25 resources for teachers and students at all levels will bring new energy to most collections.

Reconciling Histories, Unraveling Mysteries | Memoir

Family relationships and Russia’s traumatic history are the subjects of this month’s memoir column.

Leveling the Field: Women in Sports | Collection Development

Title IX relates to equality for everyone in sports. Recently it has been in the news for issues other than athletics and physical education. These 30 resources will level any collection.

Summering Down | Memoir

This month’s memoirs address the passage of time, from grieving the loss of loved ones and overcoming broken relationships to rebuilding marriages and family connections.

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Readers’ Advisory

First-Time Scares | The Reader’s Shelf

As we creep closer to Halloween, celebrate with some fresh and frightening tales. Stretching across a range of genres and styles and presenting different levels of terror, these debuts will satisfy a variety of readers looking for a scare.

Finding the Literary Limelight | The Reader’s Shelf

Fame in this industry can happen in many ways. Debuts can act as lightning strikes, making authors instantly celebrated. Often the already notable become writers on the side, carrying their star power onto the page.

Writing Wildlife | The Reader’s Shelf

Readers expect novels full of human characters, but fiction is populated with wildlife, too—from the fantastic to the real, the endangered to the extinct, and from companions to subjects and protagonists themselves.

Short Takes | Wyatt’s World

As we enter the heart of the fall book season, some of the biggest titles just happen to be made up of smaller pieces. Here are five collections getting attention.

Remember These Names | Wyatt’s World

October ushers in the heart of the “big book” season, and for any author, especially those just breaking in, landing a fall publication date is impressive. Here are five who have earned such an honor and deserve attention this month and beyond.

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