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The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts | LJ Review


Gregory David Roberts’s long-awaited sequel to his best-selling Shantaram is bound to be as big a hit as its predecessor.

Register Now for the Next Editors’ Picks Webcast, Coming October 28


Hot debut novels. Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. All delivered to you in one hour with Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast, coming before the jack-o’-lanterns get lighted. These webcasts are modeled on the popular Editor’s Picks panel at Day of Dialog, and you don’t have to travel to hear them. What […]

Reading in Translation | Wyatt’s World


Different rhythms, fresh stories, and landscapes unfamiliar fill the pages of translated novels. Here are five of fall’s buzziest, or simply most startling, picks, offering a diversity of sounds, approaches, and characters.

What’s in Santa’s Book Bag? Twenty-six Christmas Titles To Get Readers in a Festive Mood


This Yuletide season brings a sleigh full of Christmas cozies, from Elizabethan England to present-day Nantucket, MA, tempered by a few darker mysteries courtesy of Ann Cleeves and L.J. Oliver.

Jill Bialosky’s The Prize: An Investigation into the True Value of Art


For her novel, The Prize, Bialosky wanted to escape the realities of her daily life to focus on the key idea: the intersection of art and commerce.

Audiobooks by Charlton, Lawson, Stewart, and Wodicka | Xpress Reviews


A historical mystery with romance, Lawson’s “furiously” poignant memoir, a nonagenarian has questions about her new neighbor, Wodicka’s latest is a sad, achingly sensitive story of two eccentric people

Graphic Novels from Appignanesi & Zarate and Sugg & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Hysteria highly recommended to all readers looking to broaden their intellectual horizons; YouTube sensation Sugg provided direction for this failed graphic novel project: there is passion, but the technique is lacking

Nonfiction: Raif Badawi and Saudi Arabia, Child Psychotherapy, Cold War Intelligence | Xpress Reviews


A slim but fascinating and informative volume on the situation in Saudi Arabia; Barber offers conversations between therapist and patient; Garthoff’s work is measured, insightful, and valuable to students of Cold War or espionage history

Fiction by Brennan, Connelly, Everett, and Tucker | Xpress Reviews


The latest Bosch novel moves quickly and keeps readers’ attention; readers who like Baldacci’s intricate plots will immerse themselves in Connelly’s new offering; Half Inch of Water will appeal to lovers of literary and nature fiction

E-Originals from Burke & Jensen, Carney, Kent, and Trentham | Xpress Reviews


Romance takes a backseat to the action in Burke and Jensen’s latest; Carney’s book is chock-full of passionate sex; Darker the Release has a dash of suspense and a surprise; Trentham’s steamy scenes and Southern charm help foster a tender story