Nobel Prize Winner Alexievich, Dublin Winner Sharma, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Jul. 2017, Pt. 1

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Alexievich, Svetlana. The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II. Random. Jul. 2017. 384p. tr. from Russian by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky. ISBN 9780399588723. $30; ekb. ISBN 9780399588730. Downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORY Winner of the Nobel Prize for her rich, incisive oral histories of the Soviet Union, Alexievich […]

14 Thrillers from Atkins to Toyne | Fiction Previews, Jul. 2017, Pt. 1

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Atkins, Ace. The Fallen. Putnam. Jul. 2017. 384p. ISBN 9780399576713. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780399576737. lrg. prnt. THRILLER A former army ranger in Iraq and Afghanistan, County Sheriff Quinn Colson suspects that the robbers conducting precision raids on banks in and around his Mississippi base are themselves former rangers. Seventh in an Edgar-nominated series that sells […]

Seven Great Beach Reads | Nonfiction Previews, Jul. 2017, Pt. 1

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Fagone, Jason. The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies. Dey Street: HarperCollins. Jul. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062430489. $27.99. HISTORY Now that The Imitation Game has familiarized everyone with the concept of code-breaking, it’s time to step back to its origins during World War […]

Winners of the Library Awards for Innovation Announced

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On January 20, at the Penguin Random House Librarian Reception at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, the Penguin Random House (PRH) Foundation will be announcing the recipients of its inaugural Library Awards for Innovation. The awards honor library programming that strengthens the community while fostering reading, with both the library and the librarian behind the programming acknowledged.

Eight Great Beach Reads | Pop Fiction Previews, Jul. 2017, Pt. 1

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Cantero, Edgar. Meddling Kids. Doubleday. Jul. 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780385541992. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385542005. Downloadable: Random Audio. SUPERNATURAL/THRILLER They certainly sound like the meddling kids of Scooby Doo fame, but the Blyton Summer Detective Club (from a small mining town in Oregon) seem a bit darker. In 1990, more than a decade after their last […]

Five Great Beach Reads | Literary Fiction Previews, Jul. 2017, Pt. 1

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Berg, Elizabeth. The Story of Arthur Truluv. Random. Jul. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9781400069903. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780679605133. lrg. prnt. LITERARY/WOMEN’S Lunching daily at the cemetery so that he can engage his late wife in imaginary conversation, Arthur meets troubled teen Maddy, who’s avoiding school. Their friendship helps them both—Maddy nicknames her new companion Truluv because […]

Last Chance To Get Your ALA Midwinter Galley and Signing Guide

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Available now, the ALA Midwinter Galley and Signing Guide offers a list of nearly 200 galleys and books, plus in-booth signings from top publishers. The guide should help you negotiate the show floor, and even if you aren’t going to Midwinter, it’s fun to see what publishers are pushing. PLEASE NOTE ONE CORRECTION TO AN […]

National Book Critics Circle Announces 2016 Finalists

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On January 17, the National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) announced its 30 finalists in six categories—autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry—for the outstanding books of 2016.

Erika Imranyi, Park Row: Harlequin | Eye on Publishing

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Park Row thus seemed the perfect name for the new literary imprint Harlequin announced in July 2016, with the first titles publishing in early summer 2017. The imprint, explains editorial director Erika Imranyi, springs from the rich Harlequin tradition of publishing engaging commercial fiction while showing how successfully the publisher has pushed beyond those borders.

ALA Midwinter Galley and Signing Guide on Its Way

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The ALA Midwinter Galley and Signing Guide, all but ready and arriving any moment, offers a list of nearly 200 galleys and books plus in-booth signings from top publishers. The guide should help you negotiate the show floor, and even if you aren’t going to Midwinter, it’s fun to see what publishers are pushing. So […]