Morfoot’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Maberry, McPherson, Plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2016

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TRUE DETECTIVE fiction is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which starred the first fictional sleuth, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin.

Reading the Rails: How Australia’s Historic Railway Libraries Inspired a Novel

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“Libraries have always seemed sacrosanct; places of infinite promise. All the people, all the worlds, all the moments you might discover on their shelves.”

LibraryReads April 2016

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Ten best books chosen by librarians across the country as their top reads for the month of April, featuring Curtis Sittenfeld’s modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice.

At the Movies | What We’re Reading

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The “What We’re Reading” team becomes the “What We’re Watching” cohort this week.

Trend Turnaround | Materials Survey 2016

LJ’s 2016 materials survey of public libraries nationwide was full of surprises, with long-standing trends suddenly turned on their heads.

Bleeding Hearts, Group Minds, Artistic Pairings, O.J. Running | What We’re Reading

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As spring creeps ever closer, the members of the “What We’re Reading” team cover a lot of bookish ground.

Bullying, Relocating, Observing, Inventing | Memoir

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Among this month’s memoirs is one that explores what it means to remember and thus questions the very nature of writing a memoir. It is destined to become a modern American classic.

Q&A: Sunil Yapa | Debut Spotlight, March 15, 2016

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Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist shines light on the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) riots in Seattle. Here, Yapa shares insights into his first novel and the ideas that inspired it.

Doerries & Co., Druillet, Dunlap-Shohl, Evans, Prudhomme, Vaughn & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2016

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Doerries & Co.’s new novel will keep readers solidly in thrall for both message and entertainment; Dunlap-Shohl’s journey contextualizes Parkinson’s disease; Motter exhibits beautiful work with a concept that has not aged; a cool, satirical, thought-provoking futuristic noir from Vaughn et. al

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

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Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016