Moms and Other Maydays | Memoir

DrunkMom

This month’s Memoir column features mothers and others of all types.

Oldies but Goodies: Genre Backlists for Cool Summer Reads

The Rogue's Game

Past and present members of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Reading List Council share some of their favorite summer reading choices

Paging Mother | What We’re Reading

Woody Allen

We’re reading with and about mothers in this post–Mother’s Day column.

Karen Armstrong, Richard Ford, Ha Jin, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2014, Pt. 1

hajin

Armstrong, Karen. Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Knopf. Nov. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307957047. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385353106. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORY A best-selling author of insightful books on religion and winner of the 2008 TED Prize, which facilitated her work with TED on the Charter for Compassion, Armstrong here goes beyond […]

Debuts from McKeon and Ng, Small Press Fiction, Summer Suspense, & More | Fiction Reviews

All That Is Solid Melts into Air

A matter-of-fact but emotionally powerful All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, One Plus One is about more than a road trip, Ng shrinks enormous issues into the dynamics of a single family, Rowell is like a best friend

Cyber-War, Humor from Novak, World War II Drama by Vanderbes, & More | Audiobook Reviews

Cyber-War

Disturbing but important, Cyber-War is recommended to all listeners, Novak’s collection is strong enough to appeal to discriminating fans, Vanderbes authentically renders character-driven stories, and a list of titles from the May 1 issue.

Barbara Hoffert Talks to Gabrielle Zevin; April LibraryReads | Spotlight

Gabrielle Zevin

The top ten titles chosen by librarians nationwide; Q&A with top vote getter Gabrielle Zevin

Mecca, Mosques, & Muhammad: Islam & the West | Collection Development

Islam

In many American libraries, a significant portion of the service population may know little about Islam. These 39 resources will help close the gap.

LibraryReads: Librarians Announce May Favorites

We Were Liars

At Simon & Schuster’s recent spring preview, several librarians, unbidden and with some emotion, thanked the editors present for making available All the Light We Cannot See. Others apparently agree that it’s something special, as it’s made the list of your favorite May titles. Interested in getting involved in LibraryReads, the monthly list of what […]

The Great War: 22 Recent Titles

Paris at the End of the World

Paris at the End of the World portrays the euphoria of the war’s first days, President Woodrow Wilson deserves attention in academic libraries, War + Ink covers Hemingway’s early days as a reporter.

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