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Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

  “Read, read, read. Write, write, write. Test yourself,” urged Colson Whitehead, … [Continue Reading]

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Thirty-Four Must-Have Spring Books | Editors’ Picks 2017

The 34 new books that are tickling our imagination this season From the Bolshevik Revolution of … [Continue Reading]

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What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

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From David Abrams to Jenny Zhang | Literary Fiction Previews, Aug. 2017

Abrams, David. Brave Deeds. Black Cat: Grove/Atlantic. Aug. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780802126863. pap. $16. LITERARY A New York Times Notable Book, Barnes & Noble pick, and finalist for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Abrams’s Fobbit was among the first—and most sharply satiric—in a long line of fiction by soldier writers of the Middle […]

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Patterson, Scottoline, Slaughter, & More | Thriller Previews, Aug. 2017

Brennan, Allison. Shattered. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250129277. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250129284. THRILLER After a friend’s young son is kidnapped and suffocated, a crime for which the friend’s wife now stands accused, investigative reporter Max Revere is looking into three similar cases over the last two decades. Funny how no one wants […]

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Books America Needs To Read | In the Bookroom

One idea solidified by the fascinating February 15 panel, discussion “Challenging Topics, Challenging Times: Four Best-Selling Authors Reflect upon Culture, Creativity, and Changing the Conversation,” is that all Americans need to keep reading.

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Q&A: Nicole Evelina | SELF-esteem

In her “Guinevere’s Tale” trilogy, Nicole Evelina turns the image of Camelot’s queen on its head and allows this iconic figure to tell her story in her own words. Below, the author discusses the importance of a character often synonymous with adultery and betrayal, the research required to rework a legend, and how to avoid rookie mistakes in self-publishing.

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From David Abrams to Jenny Zhang | Literary Fiction Previews, Aug. 2017

Abrams, David. Brave Deeds. Black Cat: Grove/Atlantic. Aug. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780802126863. pap. $16. LITERARY A New York Times Notable Book, Barnes & Noble pick, and finalist for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Abrams’s Fobbit was among the first—and most sharply satiric—in a long line of fiction by soldier writers of the Middle […]

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What We’re Watching and… | What We’re Reading

“What We’re Reading” meets “What We’re Watching” in a snowstorm before the Oscars.

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In or Out? | Memoir

This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

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Patterson, Scottoline, Slaughter, & More | Thriller Previews, Aug. 2017

Brennan, Allison. Shattered. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250129277. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250129284. THRILLER After a friend’s young son is kidnapped and suffocated, a crime for which the friend’s wife now stands accused, investigative reporter Max Revere is looking into three similar cases over the last two decades. Funny how no one wants […]

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Big Read in the Big Apple: NYC Launches Reading Initiative

Can New Yorkers agree to read the same book as the city launches One Book One New York reading campaign?

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In or Out? | Memoir

This month, individuals push against the boundaries of conventional societal expectations to define themselves.

Thirty-Four Must-Have Spring Books | Editors’ Picks 2017

A host of new titles are coming your way, courtesy of long hours of perusing catalogs, quizzing publicists, reading galleys, and seeking what’s worthwhile on the horizon.

Timely Tellings: Memoir Highlights 2017 (so far)

LJ’s memoir columnists and reviewers help celebrate the first quarter of 2017 with four starred reviews from the monthly online column, a book about love of urban gardening, and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, three titles that deal with making marriage work in these troubled times.

What To Read (and Watch) After “1984”

Fiction, both classic and contemporary; nonfiction; and film and TV for readers who have finished George Orwell’s 1984 and still hunger for more titles to give them perspective on the current social and political climate.

Power to the People | Collection Development: Alternative Energy, February 1, 2017

URBAN NORTH AMERICANS consume a lot of energy each day—per capita, 100 times that of pre­agricultural humans. These 30 resources will connect with readers wanting to enter the energy industry or learn more about techniques and costs.

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Crime Fiction, a Cozy Corner Read, and Woodland Survival Tips | Books for Dudes

This month BFD reviews an unthrilling thriller, an unromantic romance, sips a cuppa tea in the rocker with a Cozy Corner read, “discovers” an already famous talent, and more.

Foodie TV Returns | Wyatt’s World

Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Season 3, begins Friday, February 17. Help your readers meet the new chefs and get in the mood for cooking with these recently released and backlist selections.

Romantic Pairings | The Reader’s Shelf, February 1, 2017

For Valentine’s Day and beyond, here are a few perfectly matched romances: two paranormal debuts, sequels to recent series, and a duo of gems on audio.

Rendering Russia | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2017

This arresting array of titles gives newbies and Russophiles alike a taste of the culture and politics that have shaped this nation, while also revealing its ordinary people to be educated, creative, and often in possession of an earthy sense of humor.

Reading for Valentine’s Day | Wyatt’s World

Roses, chocolate, and champagne are staples of Valentine’s Day, but books should become the fourth essential on the list. Here are titles both new and old, conventional romances and not, that solidify that point.

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