Books That Buzzed at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas, Pt. 2

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Last week’s column featured a list of 60-plus titles that drew a storm of interest from attendees at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas. Here are further titles that popped to the surface, with publishers often running out of books entirely. In some cases, fans then hung around for photo ops. Consortium Ana […]

Books That Buzzed at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas

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Look at the titles flying out of the publishers’ booths at the American Library Association conference in Las Vegas, and you’ll get a good idea of what folks will be reading across America in the coming months. It’s not surprising that high-profile works like Lauren Oliver’s Rooms and Deborah Harkness’s The Book of Life got […]

A Guantánamo Diary, plus Pierce Brown, Miranda July, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Jan. 2015, Pt. 1

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Brown, Pierce. Golden Son. (Red Rising Trilogy, Bk. 2). Del Rey. Jan. 2015. 448p. ISBN 9780345539816. $25; ISBN 9780345539823. SF In Brown’s debut, Red Rising, a rigidly hierarchical society on Mars keeps Reds slaving beneath the soil under the pretense that they are building for a future the dominant Golds already enjoy. But a Red […]

Big Commercial Fiction from Dorsey, Gray, Patterson, & More | Fiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 1

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Dorsey, Tim. Shark Skin Suite. Morrow. Jan. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9780062240019. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062240033. THRILLER After indulging in a bunch of legal movies, Florida fan and off-the-rails killer Serge Storms decides he’s found his calling…sort of. His efforts are what you might call paralegal, but they’re crucial when former flame Brook Campanella, who defends […]

Memoirs from Jessie Close, Gail Godwin, Jay Williams, & More | Nonfiction Previews, Jan. 2015, Pt. 1

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Close, Jessie with Peter Earley. Resilience: Two Sisters and a Story of Mental Illness. Grand Central. Jan. 2015. 288p. ISBN 9781455548828. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781455548811. lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455579495. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. MEMOIR Sister of the celebrated actress Glenn Close, who offers running commentary and an epilog, Close suffers from severe bipolar disorder—an illness running […]

Summer Best Debuts | First Novels

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Upcoming first novels you shouldn’t miss, including Adi Alsaid’s Let Get Lost, Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist, Elizabeth Little’s Dear Daughter, and David Shafer’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, plus excerpts from indie press titles.

Emma Healey | LibraryReads Authors

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ALA 2014 Galley Guide Discoveries

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Typically, my newsletter during the American Library Association conference features ALA coverage, but this year—no dice! Alas, a personal emergency kept me from Las Vegas, though I was able to submit all my introductions for the United for Libraries panels I was fortunate to have been asked to present. Those introductions, for some really interesting […]

Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians | United for Libraries, ALA 2014

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Climo, Liz. The Little World of Liz Climo. Running Pr. Sept. 2014. ISBN 9780762452385. $14. COMICS You might know Liz Climo’s work from The Simpsons TV series, where she’s currently a storyboard revisionist, or from The Simpsons Movie, The Lebrons, and Seth Macfarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. You might have also stumbled across her work […]

Isn’t It Romantic? | United for Libraries, ALA 2014

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Coonts, Deborah. Lucky Bastard. Forge: Tor. 2014. 496p. ISBN 9780765370440. pap. $8.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Wanna Get Lucky? Lucky Stiff. So Damn Lucky. Three Lucky novellas. And now Lucky Bastard, next in Deborah Coonts’s fast-paced, relentlessly witty, neon-bright series set in her hometown, Las Vegas. Our heroine is Lucky O’Toole, now Vice President of Customer Relations at […]

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