E-Originals from Ball, Banks, Haymore, and Kent, plus Yates’s Holiday Novella | Xpress Reviews


More questions than answers from Ball; a fun, intriguing story from Banks; Haymore opens a new Highland series; a sexy and titillating read read from Kent; Yates’s Christmas novella will warm readers’ hearts

Forming Families | LJ Reviews


An unsatisfying but appealing story for those affected by adoption, a dreamlike and lovely account from Norbury that is well written but will struggle to find an audience

Religion, November 2015 | Best Sellers

February 2015 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Adult Programming, Online Searching, Archives, & Best Books | LJ Reviews


For librarians at public libraries, Year of Programs will appeal; library and information science faculty will find Online Searching useful; inventive ways to use archives; must-read books suitable for a wide audience

Vive le Livre & More |What We’re Reading


A salute to Paris from the LJ/SLJ/JLG “What We’re Reading” team this week.

Beyond Borders: Books That Will Change Your Life from Other Press with Archipelago and New Directions

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
What do Jan-Philipp Sendker’s The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, Kamel Daoud’s The Mersault Investigation, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle, and Eka Kurniawan’s Beauty Is a Wound have in common? They’re big new books that changed your life. To find out how these publishers will be shaking you up next, join us Thursday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. for a conversation with Other Press Publisher Judith Gurewich, Archipelago Publisher Jill Schoolman, and New Directions President Barbara Epler. Prepub Alert Editor Barbara Hoffert will moderate.
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Trials and Tribulations | Christian Fiction Genre Spotlight


Mainstream publishers drop Christian fiction lines, authors go indie, but the genre sees promise in a broader, more diverse readership. A report by Julia M. Reffner

A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction by Patrick J. Kennedy & Stephen Fried | LJ Review

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Kennedy, Patrick J. & Stephen Fried. A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction. Blue Rider. 2015. 432p. photos. index. ISBN 9780399173325. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780698185111. POL SCI Kennedy (D-RI) served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years (1994–2010) and reveals that during much of […]

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: November 15, 2015


Performers Dylan, Strayhorn, and Downton‘s Smith, Indie fall poetry, The Black Calhouns, Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg, professional media, Beyond Bullying, and The City at Three P.M.

LJ Fiction Reviews: November 15, 2015


Starred debuts from Adelman and Boroson, graphic novels from Stevenson, Abel, Lee, Morel/Mäel, plus short takes for Black History Month, sf/fantasy fare from Elliott, Polansky, and Underwood