The Girls by Emma Cline | LJ Review

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LJ’s review of Emma Cline’s The Girls

Fredrik Backman | LibraryReads Author Spotlight, May 15, 2016

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The U.S. editor for Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as Backman’s other two novels, Peter Borland spoke about his star author in a phone call with LJ.

Q&A: Lynne Kutsukake | Debut Spotlight, May 15, 2016

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Lynne Kutsukake is a former academic librarian who lives in Toronto. Her stunning first novel, The Translation of Love , examines life in postwar Japan under American occupation.

Joe Hill’s “Fireman,” Apocalyptic Terror | RA Crossroads

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With engrossing, stay-up-all-night pacing, stock characters worth cheering for, spellbinding worldbuilding, and a well-balanced mix of outrage, mourning, and hope, Hill’s novel places his fellowship into one troubling incident after another.

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Belfer has created a fascinating historical novel; Clines’s Girls are unforgettable; Lancaster’s sprightly book is all about second chances; Feiffer serves up another classic noir; Liu recounts Chinese history; Chambers delivers a delightful debut space opera

Cool Summer Reads: Hit the Beach with These Genre Fiction Favorites

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Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler | LJ Review

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The Taming of the Shrew meets Green Card in this delightful reinvention that owes as much to Tyler’s quirky sensibilities as it does to its literary forebear.

Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon | LJ Review

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Solomon’s razor-sharp prose scrapes her characters raw as she plants them deeply in the history and turmoil of 1920s New England.

Water Cooler Readers’ Advisory | Wyatt’s World

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Imagine the service desk as a water cooler; the likely topics of conversation that surround it, from politics to pop culture, support varied and interesting book suggestions. Here are five titles to tie the collection into what’s hot.

Fiction from Brown, Duchovny, Hall, Lippman, O’Connor, & Ryan | Xpress Reviews

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A nicely written and worthy read from Brown; Duchovny pits the Bums against the Sox in1978; Hall writes tightly woven police procedurals; gothic-tinged family drama from Lippman; a May/December romance with lots of sex; back to Montana for Ryan