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Poetry in Our Pockets | What We’re Reading

Joe Miller 1975

Be they odes, lyrics, rants, chants, or sonnets, LJ and SLJ staff is getting well versed in poetry for this week’s Poem in Your Pocket day.

Stop Seeking and You Shall Find | Memoir

Shooting Stars

Memoirs about growing up, attending weddings, tending kids, shooting stars, being deaf, eating wildly, and coming out.

The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

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In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating […]

A Thriller from Blackstock, WW II Drama from Breslin, Bridge to Haven by Rivers, & More | Christian Fiction Reviews

Bridge to Haven

Blackstock’s Distortion unfolds at a breakneck pace; now is the time For Such a Time; a poignant and bittersweet Bridge to Haven; plus a list of titles from the April 15 issue.

Q&A: Francine Rivers

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Francine Rivers on her career, the Christian fiction genre, and her latest book Bridge to Haven.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce May Favorites

We Were Liars

At Simon & Schuster’s recent spring preview, several librarians, unbidden and with some emotion, thanked the editors present for making available All the Light We Cannot See. Others apparently agree that it’s something special, as it’s made the list of your favorite May titles. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what […]

Historical Romance from Alexander, Gracie, & James, Paranormal from Owens, & More | Romance Reviews

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Alexander’s Scandalous Adventures is a blithe and funny romp; a most unconventional Winter Bride; James’s Lady X reprises familiar characters; Owens is off to a spectacular start in a new series

Retirement Living for Boomers, Eskin on Food, the Inside Story on Edward Snowden | Xpress Reviews

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A must-read book for boomers—and everyone else; Eskin’s cookbook-cum-memoir includes 200 recipes; Harding’s well-researched and compelling book reveals Edward Snowden’s backstory and the fallout from the NSA revelations

Graphic Novels from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock, Edginton & Trifogli, Leach, Xu Bing | Xpress Reviews

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A treat for all ages from Boultwood, Diggle & Jock are blunt and unapologetic, a story ambitious and clever from Edginton & Trifogli, an alternative graphic novel from Leach, and Xu Bing offers experimental fiction and a bit of challenge

McGarrity’s Novel of the West & Monday’s Baseball Mystery Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Historical fiction fans will find McGarrity’s Backlands appealing; a debut mystery from Monday will satisfy fans of whodunits and baseball

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