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.

James Patterson Will Be Honored at the National Book Awards

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On November 18 best-selling author James Patterson joins a distinguished roster of honorees, including the late Maya Angelou, Dave Eggers, Terry Gross, and Barney Rosset, when the National Book Foundation presents him with the 2015 Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 66th Annual National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit […]

Melissa DeCarlo | LibraryReads Author, September 15, 2015

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Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Melissa DeCarlo, author of The Art of Crash Landing

Q&A: Sandy Tolan, Author of Children of the Stone

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Journalist Tolan talks to LJ about his passion for international stories about the intersection of land, natural resources, indigenous and cultural identity.

Q&A: Kate Beaton

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This month, Beaton celebrates a second collection of her educationally flavored humor with Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection

Benjamin Johncock | Debut Spotlight, September 15, 2015

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LJ talks to British author Benjamin Johncock, whose debut novel, The Last Pilot, is a fascinating look at the American space race, beginning in the late 1940s and covering up to the lunar orbit of ­Apollo 8 in 1968.