Quirky Books for Fall 2014 | ALA Annual 2014

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Sally Reed, executive director of United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that represents the interests of advocates such as friends groups and trustees, encouraged librarians at the “Quirky Books for Quirky Librarians” panel to join her organization before introducing six authors with new or upcoming books. The authors, a few […]

Books for the Masses | Editors’ Picks BEA 2014

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LJ‘s review editors braved the crowds at BookExpo America to find this fall’s most intriguing and memorable reads.

Daddy Issues | Memoir

Getting Waisted

It’s June, time for some dad stories, tales of family and friendship, weighty discussions, and a round or two of miniature golf.

She Says: Five Excellent Female Narrators | Wyatt’s World

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The warm voice of Campbell well matches Fortier’s time-slip novel, Cassidy helps listeners establish a strong sense of engagement, listeners can trust Ikeda’s skill, King knows how to bring a novel to life, Sterlin is a narrator to know.

2014 Audie Award winners

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The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announced the winners of the 2014 Audie Awards at its 19th Annual Audies Gala on May 29th at the New York Academy of Medicine in New York City.   The 2014 Audie winners by category: AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR Still Foolin’ ‘Em By Billy Crystal Read by Billy Cystal Macmillan […]

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce July Favorites

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Summer is here, and what better way to kick back than to enjoy Rainbow Rowell’s July novel Landline? The book tops this month’s LibraryReads, the list of the upcoming books that librarians around the country are loving. It’s great to see some nonfiction on the list this month, too: Marja Mills’s The Mockingbird Next Door […]

Sign Up for Your 2014 ALA Galley & Signing Guide Now

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Top pop author Rainbow Rowell’s The Landline, Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale in a limited bound-manuscript edition, Brian Doyle’s exceptional The Plover, Lauren Oliver’s Rooms and Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist (two big BEA hits), Alix Christie’s library-appropriate Gutenberg’s Apprentice, and Michele Raffin’s The Birds of Pandemonium, about a conservation effort to rescue our endangered feathered friends. […]

Editors’ Picks | LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

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With Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert as moderator, five editors from the major publishing houses presented their key titles for Fall 2015/Spring 2015. The focus this year was heavily on fiction, with major releases from acclaimed literary authors Richard Ford and Jane Smiley, notable debuts by Jessie Burton and Tiphanie Yanique, and breakout buzz books by Emily St. John Mandel and Keith Donohue

Urban Sketching, the Quilter’s Appliqué, plus Hardanger Embroidery & Designer DIY | Crafts & DIY Reviews

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From Urban Sketching to Origami Master Class Flowers to Rustic Gardens, many of these projects can be Made by Yourself

Nothing but Net: Playoff Caliber Basketball Titles

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Showtime! Presenting Billy “the Hill” and the Jump Shot, Michael Jordan, The Hoops Whisperer, and more

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