Brian Panowich | Debut Spotlight, December 1, 2015

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LJ caught up with Brian Panowich, author of the debut novel, Bull ­Mountain, a sweeping tale of a long-standing feud between brothers in the Appalachians of northern Georgia.

Unnamed Press: LJ Talks to Press Founders C.P. Heiser & Olivia Taylor Smith

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Unnamed Press recently spoke to LJ about how it came to be that the authors on its winter 2016 list are all women, and why that’s a welcome development.

Isabel Allende | LibraryReads Author, November 15, 2015

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The Japanese Lover, Allende’s lushly detailed new work embraces the Holocaust, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, homosexuality in less liberal times, and immigration today

Q&A: Natasha Pulley | Debut Spotlight, November 15, 2015

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An enthralling, immersive story about a watchmaker who remembers the future and a telegraphist forced to turn spy, Natasha Pulley’s debut, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, is a brilliant example of speculative fiction

The Virtues of Girl Detectives

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Happy Publication Day to librarian Max Wirestone, whose debut mystery, The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, hits library and bookstore shelves today. To celebrate this important occasion, Wirestone shares some of the attributes of his favorite fictional girl detectives that influenced his own creation.

Playing it Safe: Author Steve Albrecht Tackles Security Measures for Libraries

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Dr. Steve Albrecht, author of Library Security, is retired from the San Diego police department and manages a training, coaching, and management consulting firm.

Garth Risk Hallberg | LibraryReads Author, October 15, 2015

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An utterly absorbing speed-read notwithstanding its gorgeous 900-page heft, Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire lets readers live and breathe 1970s New York.

Q&A: Scott Hawkins | Debut Spotlight, October 15, 2015

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An enticing and horrifying mashup of urban fantasy and mythology, Scott Hawkins’s debut novel, The Library at Mount Char, is sure to please adults and older teens looking for a harder edge and larger scale.

Jill Bialosky’s The Prize: An Investigation into the True Value of Art

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For her novel, The Prize, Bialosky wanted to escape the realities of her daily life to focus on the key idea: the intersection of art and commerce.

Righting a Wrong: On Forgotten Heroes of the Vietnam Conflict

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Louise Esola’s American Boys: The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War (Pennway, 2015) focuses on an almost-forgotten tragedy: the death of 74 young men in the sinking of the USS Frank E. Evansoff the coast of Vietnam on June 3, 1969.