Romance Writers of America Announces 2016 RITA Finalists | RWA 2016

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Here’s the official announcement from Romance Writers of America (RWA) on this year’s award nominees: Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2016 RITA® Awards on March 25. The RITA—the highest award of distinction in romance fiction—recognizes excellence in published romance novels […]

LibraryReads May 2016

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The May LibraryReads list features a irresistible novel by Fredrik Backman about a woman who leaves her cheating husband and settles down in a town of misfits—and finding a second chance along the way.

A Suspenseful Lineup | 2016 Thriller Award Nominees

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On April 14, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) organization announced its 2016 Thriller Award finalists in the categories of Best Hardcover Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult, and Best E-Book Original Novel

The Road to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf, April 15, 2016

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Halloween may be six months away, but a crop of new horror titles are generating huge buzz and are just dying to be checked out now.

Still Evolving | Best Magazines 2015

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Format shifts and strategic moves are all proof of a continually evolving magazine market. Print is not going away, but publishers’ growth opportunities are largely digital.

Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills | Genre Spotlight: Mystery

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Psychological suspense, unreliable female narrators, and gritty antiheroes dominate the spring/summer lineup

Top Spring Indie Fiction: This Season Brings 14 Worthy Titles Beyond the Mainstream

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Blackman’s Hex seamlessly moves into gorgeously rendered fantasy worlds; Carswell is unexpectedly entertaining; Sidhu is swift, dense, and touching; Wood’s Natural Way of Things is shocking and vital, for all readers

Slave Narratives: Six Novels Explore a Painful Legacy

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The six novels offered here are all solid, and in two cases—Stephen O’Connor’s Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings and Ben H. Winters’s Underground Airlines—they are exceptional.

Claire Harman’s Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart; What To Read, Listen to, Watch Next | RA Crossroads

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In this column, the life of Charlotte Brontë and her creation Jane Eyre lead me down a winding path

McMillan’s Debut of the Month, Afshar, Nappa, Williamson, & New Series | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2016

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SPRING IS the perfect time for revitalizing our collections and our readers’ advisory skills. The face of Christian fiction (CF) is changing, and its popularity as a genre growing.