Liz French

About Liz French

Library Journal Senior Editor Liz French edits nonfiction and women's fiction reviews at LJ and also compiles the "What We're Reading" and "Classic Returns" columns for LJ online. She's inordinately interested in what you're reading as well. Email: efrench@mediasourceinc.com, Twitter: @lizefrench

Poetry + Prose = | What We’re Reading

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A touch of poetry amidst the prose choices of the “What We’re Reading” gang.

Running, Listening, Versing, Rhapsodizing, + Celebrating Sophie Hannah | What We’re Reading

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As we prepare for a poetry-exclusive “What We’re Reading” column next week, here’s a transitional report on the books in our hands this week. Plus, a vist with author Sophie Hannah and her crew.

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

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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.

At the Movies | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading

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As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

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Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016

Family, Friends, Farewells | French on Fridays

Last week I went to my friend Carrol’s memorial service in Indiana and took many books with me—but found no time to read any of them.

Antiheroes, Dancers, Bridges, L.A. Stories | Classic Returns

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The “Classic Returns” column is back with intercultural essays, a full roster of femmes and hommes fatales, an art critic’s black comedy, and a dancing de Mille’s memoir with an excellent new foreword.

Rescuing Books, Remembering Harper Lee, Adding Rum | What We’re Reading

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The readers at LJ/School Library Journal talk about the book they’d rescue from a fire and pay tribute to Harper Lee.

Turning Pages, Catching Tears, Learning Languages | What We’re Reading

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WWR writers discuss gratitude, death, page-turners, princesses, true grit, eternal story lines, oddball narratives, and more this week.