Best Books 2015: Top Ten

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Clegg, Bill. Did You Ever Have a Family. Scout: Gallery. ISBN 9781476798172. $26; ebk. ISBN 9781476798196. F A house explodes, killing everyone a woman named June holds dear, and as the polished, quietly captivating prose moves back and forth in time and from character to character, Clegg explores how we live with unbearable loss. The different […]

Best Books 2015: Core Nonfiction

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By Elizabeth Nelson (business), Liz French (consumer health), Derek Sanderson & Erin Shea (memoir), Stephanie Sendaula (religion & spirituality), and Henrietta Verma (sci-tech). business Bernanke, Ben S. The Courage To Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath. Norton. ISBN 9780393247213. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780393247220. ECON Bernanke, chair of the Federal Reserve from 2006 […]

Best Books 2015: Genre Fiction

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African American Fiction By Rollie Welch Billingsley, ReShonda Tate. Mama’s Boy. Gallery. ISBN 9781476714950. pap. $15; ebk. ISBN 9781476715032. F Billingsley’s emotionally moving story dramatically captures the fear an African American mother endures when her son gets involved in a racial confrontation with a white cop that goes very wrong. (African American Fiction and More, […]

Best Books 2015: Romance


Library Journal‘s Romance reviewer par excellence Kristin Ramsdell rolls out the Top Ten Best Romances of 2015

Best Books 2015: E-Originals


With the rise of digital-only imprints from traditional publishers added to the indie and self-pub offerings, the world of e-originals is wide open. See our Best E-Originals of the year

A Little Respect & Romance | African American Fiction (and More)


For years Sister Souljah, the queen of urban fiction, has planted in our conscience that women should always be respected, a theme that she explores once again in her new novel.  Still there’s a place this month for Deborah Fletcher Mello’s old-fashioned romance with a serious twist that will lift readers’ emotions. It’s my pick […]

The Eisners: Winning Cartoonists, Winning Libraries | Eisner Awards 2015


Congratulations to the winners of the 27th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards and the Will Eisner Graphic Novels Grants for Libraries

Editors’ Picks | Day of Dialog 2015

City on Fire

From a double biography of two of the 20th century’s most famous women (Karin Wieland’s Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives, Liveright: Norton, Oct.) to an ambitious 900-page debut novel set in 1970s New York City (Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire, Knopf, Oct.), many of the key forthcoming fall […]

The Return of Doctor Who: Titan Releases Two New Graphic Novels Series Fans Will Love


Titan Comics has published the first volumes in two new “Doctor Who” series: The Tenth Doctor: Revolutions of Terror and The Eleventh Doctor: After Life

A Thriving Print Scene | Best Magazines 2014


Even as the digital shift continues, print magazines remain a vital part of a multilayered, interconnected media marketplace. The new magazines launched in 2014 display publishers’ appreciation of, and commitment to, the value of the printed page. reported that 190 magazines were launched in 2014, compared to 185 in 2013. Last year also saw the closure of 99 titles, as opposed to the 56 that ceased in 2013.