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The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz | LJ Review

Lagercrantz, David. The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel. Knopf. Sept. 2015. 416p. … [Continue Reading]

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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham | LJ Review

Grisham, John. Rogue Lawyer. Doubleday. Oct. 2015. ISBN. 9780385539432. $28.95; ebk. ISBN … [Continue Reading]

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Beautiful Books | Classic Returns

The LJ “Classic Returns” bookshelves have been bursting with a bounty of beauty lately, with … [Continue Reading]

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Doreen Cronin (text) and Betsy Lewin’s (illustrations) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is one of … [Continue Reading]

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Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

In the two years I’ve worked as Classic Returns editor for LJ, I’ve come across some beautiful … [Continue Reading]

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies by Barak Goodman | LJ Review

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. 3 discs. color. 6+ hrs. Barak Goodman & others, Florentine … [Continue Reading]

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Kelman, Romano-Lax, Warlick, & More | Last of the Literary Fiction in Preview, Feb. 2016, Pt. 5

Kelman, Stephen. Man on Fire. Bloomsbury USA. Feb. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781632864390. $26. LITERARY How would you like to have three 40-pound slabs of concrete smashed over your groin or 31 watermelons dropped nearly simultaneously on your stomach from a height of more than 30 feet? That’s what Bibhuti Nayak does as a specialist in […]

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Diana Nyad, Notorious RBG, & Luc Sante’s Paris | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Nonfiction

Barrymore, Drew. Wildflower. Books on Tape. ISBN 9780147520715. Read by the author. Barrymore’s memoir, the first book she’s written about her life since the age of 14, includes tales of living on her own at 14 (and how laundry may have saved her life), getting stuck in a gas station overhang on a cross-country road trip, […]

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Eli Gottlieb | LibraryReads Author, August 2015

“I hope this novel can help contribute to a discussion of otherness in general and of humanizing that which we often regard as alien: the disabled, autistics, schizophrenics…its main purpose is finally to engage and to hold the reader inside a world.”

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz | LJ Review

Stieg Larsson fans can breathe easy. The new Lisbeth Salander thriller by David Lagercrantz is compulsively readable to the electrifying end.

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Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham | LJ Review

Grisham, John. Rogue Lawyer. Doubleday. Oct. 2015. ISBN. 9780385539432. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385539449. F In his latest, Grisham introduces ­Sebastian Rudd, a renegade street lawyer with an unconventional yet right-minded approach toward advocating for the powerless. Rudd’s cases involve social misfits—all wrongfully accused. There’s the drug-addled sexual pervert from a satanic cult, wanted for molesting and […]

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Beautiful Books | Classic Returns

Books of art, design, dressmaking, and beauty rule this edition of LJ’s “Classic Returns” column.

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Kelman, Romano-Lax, Warlick, & More | Last of the Literary Fiction in Preview, Feb. 2016, Pt. 5

Kelman, Stephen. Man on Fire. Bloomsbury USA. Feb. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9781632864390. $26. LITERARY How would you like to have three 40-pound slabs of concrete smashed over your groin or 31 watermelons dropped nearly simultaneously on your stomach from a height of more than 30 feet? That’s what Bibhuti Nayak does as a specialist in […]

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Ethan Canin, Kristopher Jansma, & More | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Feb. 2016, Pt. 5

Canin, Ethan. A Doubter’s Almanac. Random. Feb. 2016. 576p. ISBN 9781400068265. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780812996784. LITERARY FICTION Let’s go back to 1970s Berkeley, where math genius and wildly outré Milo Andret pursues a Ph.D., then move forward to Wall Street and Michigan’s quiet, lonely forests, and see whether New York Times best-selling author Canin (The […]

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Beautiful Books | Classic Returns

Books of art, design, dressmaking, and beauty rule this edition of LJ’s “Classic Returns” column.

Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

A Q&A with award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith.

We Are Family—Sort of | African American Fiction and More

What is family? This month’s column offers a diverse array of family units from a pimp’s stable of women to three half-sisters coming to terms with their father’s abandonment.

Betwixt and Between: New Adult Fiction | Collection Development, September 1, 2015

New adult (NA) is one of the most loved and fiercely hated trends to emerge this decade. Many decry NA as a mere marketing ploy, while others are excited that an overlooked demographic is finally getting its share of the spotlight. These 33 sources will give patrons plenty to ponder.

Jock Jams | Memoir

The memoirs this month had me sweating vicariously as the authors portaged canoes, did planks in their living rooms, and hiked cross-country.

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Fall Expectations: New Ventures | Wyatt’s World

Coming this fall (either around the corner or in a few weeks) are some riveting works that introduce new perspectives from well-known names.

Family Dynamics: Debuts in Domestic Struggles | The Reader’s Shelf, September 1, 2015

Tolstoy tells us that every unhappy family suffers a unique despondency. These debuts, each addressing a family on the point of dissolution, prove his point.

Skyfaring with Mark Vanhoenacker | RA Crossroads

Vanhoenacker is a pilot, but he could well be a philosopher poet. His memoir is as much a story of impressions and wordplay, of history, geography, and literature, as it is an explanation of a career in the sky.

Continuation Novels, Homages, and Other Ways To Revisit Beloved Characters | Wyatt’s World

Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Wooster, and a zombie-plagued Elizabeth Bennet are but three of the characters brought back from their literary graves to be born again in the pages of a book. Here are five more.

Back to School | Wyatt’s World

Read in the school year with subject-aligned nonfiction. Be it history, math, art, or literature, there are a plethora of choices no matter the interest. Here are a wide-ranging five.

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