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Mr. Mercedes Snags Best Novel | Edgar Awards 2015

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Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King’s foray into hard-boiled crime fiction, was named the Best Novel at the Mystery Writers of America’s 69th Annual Edgar Awards banquet.

Kevin Kwan’s Chinese Consumers: Conspicuous Comedy

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Kwan’s China Rich Girlfriend, his follow-up to China Rich Asians, will release in June. Here he talks to LJ about intention, what makes him laugh, and the reality behind the fictional world of his books.

A Mixed Bouquet of Springtime Books | What We’re Reading

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The LJ/School Library Journal staffers wait for spring to show up and catch a few more indoor moments with their books of the week.

When Life Comes Full Circle: Lori Lansens Discusses Her New Novel, The Mountain Story

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Lansens talks to LJ about her latest book, The Mountain Story

Preliterate Memories | French on Fridays

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Try to remember a time before you could read….

Poetry Month This Week | What We’re Reading

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What We’re Reading this week is P-O-E-T-R-Y, people!

Literary SF Hits Award Shortlist, Hugo Drama Escalates

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Six acclaimed sf novels were shortlisted for the 2015 Arthur C. Clarke Award, while the Hugo Awards controversy continued with the withdrawal of two finalists and author Connie Willis’s refusal to be a presenter.

Spotlight on Sara Gruen | LibraryReads Author, April 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Sara Gruen, author of At the Water’s Edge

Cherokee Language Comes to a Library Near You

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Mango Languages recently unveiled its new Cherokee language course, the first Native American language lessons offered by the company.

Poetry Rat | French on Fridays

Spring brings out the rat poet in me.

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