Paul Kix’s The Saboteur | Last of the December Picks

Kix, Paul. The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France’s Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando. Harper. Dec. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780062322524. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780062322548. lrg. prnt. HISTORY Raised in a fairy-tale chateau and educated at top schools, French aristocrat Robert de la Rochefoucald joined the Churchill’s Special Operations Executive (fondly dubbed the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare) […]

Fowler, Lovesey, Tursten, & More | Mystery Previews, Dec. 2017

Fowler, Christopher. Bryant & May: Wild Chamber: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery. Bantam. Dec. 2017. 448p. ISBN 9780553448139. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101887073. MYSTERY When a man snapping photographs in In London’s Regent Park sees a girl walking a dog—and then sees her vanish into thin air—you know it’s time for grumpy old guy detectives Arthur […]

Media Stars, Rock Stars, Actors, & More | Memoir Previews, Nov./Dec. 2017

Archibald, Brett. Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean. Thomas Dunne: St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 384p.ISBN 9781250143303. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250143310. CD: Macmillan Audio. MEMOIR While on a surf-charter boat tossed about by a storm in the Mentawai Strait off Sumatra, Indonesia, Archibald blacked out from food poisoning, fell overboard, and came to with the […]

Katherine Arden, Ursula Le Guin, Andy Weir | Barbara’s Picks, Nov./Dec. 2017

Arden, Katherine. The Girl in the Tower. Del Rey: Ballantine. Dec. 2017, 384p. ISBN 9781101885963. $27; ebk. ISBN 9781101885970. Downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY/FANTASY Following her absorbingly vibrant and highly praised debut, the LibraryReads pick The Bear and the Nightingale, Arden returns with a sequel that continues the story of the brave and impetuous Vasya in […]

Register for the 2017 ALA Galley & Signing Guide

It’s June, so it must be time for the American Library Association’s annual conference. And that means it’s time for the 2017 ALA Galley and Signing Guide. After all, how else will you find Karin Slaughter’s The Good Daughter and Nicole Krauss’s Forest Dark, Jamie Ford’s Love and Other Consolation Prizes and Celeste Ng’s Little […]

BookExpo Book Buzz 2017

What buzzed big at BookExpo this year? Big-name books, of course, like Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach (Scribner), New York Times Best Book author Claire Messud’s The Burning Girl (Norton), and new works from National Book Award winners Jesmyn Ward (Sing, Unburied, Sing, Scribner) and Alice McDermott (The Ninth Hour, Farrar). On the […]

Karan Mahajan Wins NYPL’s Young Lions Fiction Award

On Thursday, June 1, at a packed event at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on 42nd Street, Karan Mahajan was awarded this year’s Young Lions Fiction Award for The Association of Small Bombs (Viking). A National Book Award finalist named a Best Book by the New York Times, among many other publications, […]

Day of Dialog 2017 Report

Back in New York after BookExpo detoured to Chicago last year, Day of Dialog had one of its strongest showings ever

Editors’ Picks Panel | Day of Dialog 2017

Day of Dialog opened with the ever-popular Editors’ Picks panel, moderated by Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert and expanded this year from five to seven panelists

Editors’ Picks List | Day of Dialog 2017

ELIZABETH BEIER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR, ST. MARTIN’S, MACMILLAN Kramer, Jane. The Reporter’s Kitchen. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9781250074379. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466885981. Niederhoffer, Galt. Poison. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250085290. $26.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250085306. Shahidi, Afshin. Prince: A Private View. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9781250134431. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781250134448. Taranto, […]