Language, October 2015 | Best Sellers

January 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Baugh’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Weaver, Lester, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, October 1, 2015


This month’s selections take readers from the mean streets of Philly to exotic Thailand, Greece and the financial meltdown, and the lava fields of Iceland. Who says genre fiction isn’t educational?

Keep Calm and Read Carry On


A large crowd gathered at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Tuesday night celebrated the launch of Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On in the best way possible: with the author herself.

Editors’ Picks: Your Next Big Reads from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Hot debut novels. Juicy historical fiction. Diverse books for adult readers. These are only some of the titles you will learn about when you tune into Library Journal’s newest Editors’ Picks webcast. After all, what better way to discover your next big reads than by hearing from the editors who actually bought them? Join us on Wednesday, October 28, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation between six editors from HarperCollins and Penguin Random House and Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert.
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LJ Reference Reviews: October 1, 2015


Cambridge Archive Editions Online, Kanopy Streaming for K–12 institutions, Interesting Facts, a complete course on Digital Photography, for sf fans Fantastic Planets

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2015


Frank Gehry, Ardennes 1944, optimism in the workplace, artists Monet and Mondrian, plus Crafts DIY, Spirituality & Religion columns, Olympic dreams, The Typewriter Revolution, soccer scandals, and Pope Francis Effect

5 Under 35 Honorees Show Off Their Small-Press Credentials


On September 30, the National Book Foundation announced its 5 Under 35 honorees for 2015, and there’s nary a Big 5 author among them. Irish author Colin Barrett, whose Young Skins (Black Cat: Grove Atlantic) has already won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Rooney Prize for […]

Jane Eyre Reimagined, Novellas from Jim Harrison, & More | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Mar. 2016, Pt. 4


Carter, M.J. The Infidel Stain. Putnam. Mar. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9780399171680. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698168749. MYSTERY Carter’s first work of fiction, The Strangler Vine, brought together soldier William Avery and secret agent Jeremiah Blake in late 1830s India with triumphant results; it was long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize and a finalist for the CWA […]

An Irish Rebel, John Elder Robison’s Brain Change, & More | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Mar. 2016, Pt. 4


Egan, Timothy. The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero. Houghton Harcourt. Mar. 2016. 448p. ISBN 9780544272880. HISTORY Even if you don’t know Egan as a Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, the National Book Award–winning author of The Worst Hard Time, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt […]

Nineteen Essential Mysteries/Thrillers | Fiction Previews, Mar. 2016, Pt. 4


Barclay, Linwood. Far from True: A Promise Falls Novel. NAL. Mar. 2016. 480p. ISBN 9780451472700. $26.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698182301. THRILLER When a screen at a seen-better-days drive-in tumbles down, killing four people, the daughter of one victim persuades PI Cal Weaver to investigate a break-in at her father’s house, where a hidden room reveals some […]