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Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th … [Continue Reading]

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Ballpark Dreams: Biographies and Histories That Will Be of Interest All Yearlong

Bjarkman, Peter C. Cuba’s Baseball Defectors: The Inside Story. Rowman & Littlefield. May … [Continue Reading]

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Family Mysteries: Megan Abbott’s You Will Know Me

“Families are machines of glorious ­dysfunction,” says crime novelist Megan Abbott of the … [Continue Reading]

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Poetry + Prose = | What We’re Reading

  After I jangled and jingled the cages of my fellow “What We’re Reading” … [Continue Reading]

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Romance Writers of America Announces 2016 RITA Finalists | RWA 2016

Here's the official announcement from Romance Writers of America (RWA) on this year's award … [Continue Reading]

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LibraryReads May 2016

The May LibraryReads list features a irresistible novel by Fredrik Backman about a woman who leaves … [Continue Reading]

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BEA Prep | Day of Dialog, the Galley Guide, & More

Books to buy, books to recommend, trends to follow, programs to plan, and a better understanding of the state of publishing today: these are the annual takeaways from LJ’s Day of Dialog, held in conjunction with BookExpo America and going strong for nearly two decades. I’ve been there every year, and the range and quality […]

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Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

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Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

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The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda | LJ Review

Making its U.S. debut, this Japanese best seller is finely tuned, with extreme twists and surprises, and introduces a memorable and powerful female protagonist.

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Lambda Literary’s Emerging Writer Award Winners Announced

Lambda Literary announces their 2016 Emerging Writers Award winners

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Kierkegaard on Diversity, Environmentalism & Faith, American Exceptionalism, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, May 1, 2016

IN HER PREFACE to The Art of Memoir, Mary Karr writes that there’s artifice to the relationship between memoirist and reader; each, in his or her own way, struggles with the concept of story.

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“Adult Stuff,” Mindful Living, Creative Ideas, Depression & Hope | Self-Help Reviews, May 1, 2016

A MULTITUDE OF TROUBLESOME, or what might be called “growing” points are central to this month’s titles. Starting with the improve-your-life-in-general books, there are offerings with solutions for inefficiency, improving time management, and developing an appreciation for everyday life.

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Ballpark Dreams: Biographies and Histories That Will Be of Interest All Yearlong

Bjarkman’s book is revelation; Kenny delivers an entertaining read for the all-around baseball fan; Kurkjian’s thoughtful approach shows why the game fascinates legions of fans; anyone interested in baseball’s legacy will enjoy Lindbergh and Miller’s account.

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Family Fables & Failures | Memoir

Families and the emotional fallout thereof dominate this month’s memoir column.

Radicals, Fashionistas, Politicos, Young Jane, & More | Classic Returns

A crazy roundtable of reissues this month, including early works by Austen, a Black Panther’s memoir, a Chinese immigrant’s awakening, a theological thriller, a street graffiti bible, and more.

Pushing for POTUS | Collection Development: Political Campaigns, April 1, 2016

This year’s race for president is hot and heavy, but it may not be all that unusual as campaigns go. These 29 resources offer an abundance of information on the roots of elections, how to become a more effective voter, and the evolving role of women in politics.

No Shortage of Drama | African American Fiction (and More)

There’s plenty of drama and tension in this month’s novels, including an interesting take on the struggle for civil rights, a police procedural to solve multiple deaths, and a dysfunctional family circling their wagons to protect their own. Plus Terry McMillan returns!

Bullying, Relocating, Observing, Inventing | Memoir

Among this month’s memoirs is one that explores what it means to remember and thus questions the very nature of writing a memoir. It is destined to become a modern American classic.

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Paging Through History | RA Crossroads

In this accessible and wide-ranging account, Kurlansky’s narrative moves through time and across the globe investigating the reign of paper and its far reach.

Fantasy Reading | Wyatt’s World

More tales from the world of the Abercrombie’s “First Law” books, a new collection of lyrical fantasy tales from Aiken, the latest entry in Brooke’s stand-alone series, Cronin’s much-anticipated trilogy conclusion, a beloved Beast

Reading Crime | Wyatt’s World

Crime appears to be the topic of the moment. Launched anew in 2012 by Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and 2014’s podcast Serial and fed by a cavalcade of interest, the genre’s diversity proves the range of its appeal. Here are five titles to suggest.

Growing Up Literary: Coming-of-Age Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, May 1, 2016

Coming-of-age stories are an indelible part of literature; from Huckleberry to Scout, the characters that fill their pages are iconic. Here are six debuts that explore, through a wide range of mode and method, the painful path to maturity.

A Feminist in the House of Dude | Books for Dudes

Recently, after a regular ’ol day of reading, taking the exercise, and yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off my lawn, I became a feminist.

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