Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Book: Irish Arts Center Book Day 2014

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One of Ireland’s greatest exports is its literature. So why not celebrate that great Irish holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, with a book? For the fourth straight year, New York’s Irish Arts Center did just that, distributing thousands of free Hibernian titles to commuters and school children across the city’s five boroughs.

Q&A Sue Monk Kidd

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LJ talks to Sue Monk Kidd about her latest novel The Invention of Wings

Springing Forewords [sic] | What We’re Reading

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This week, LJ and SLJ staff springs forward into books about rulers (queens of fantasy worlds, Snow Queens, kings of horror, popularity queens), coming back home, parking spaces, and how to conduct better business.

Writing What I Know | Behind the Book, March 1, 2014

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Author Chris Pavone discusses the dreaded second novel

Mapping Our Worlds | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers are looking back, looking inward, and looking at maps this week.

When Fiction Meets Fact: Stieg Larsson & Olof Palme

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Swedish Prime Ministor Olof Palme was assassinated in 1986. Best-selling author and investigative reporter Stieg Larsson examined the crime and left 15 boxes of documents for police. But did he identify the right suspect in the killing?

To Protect and Serve | What We’re Reading

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For Library Journal/School Library Journal staffers, it’s a week of pulling that lonesome book off the shelf and finally *reading* it, taking a chance on a novel for the younger set, being vicariously Victorian, and pondering Vladimir Putin’s power. Liz French, Associate Editor, Reviews, LJ I just finished No One Else Can Have You (HarperTeen) […]

Post–Valentine’s Day Books | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers wear their hearts on their collective sleeves this week!

Editors’ Spring Picks

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Fascinating histories, romances, crafty how-tos, memoirs, biographies, novels by old favorites and debut authors, and more are among the forthcoming Spring titles LJ editors don’t want you to miss.

Kevin Birmingham on The Most Dangerous Book

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LJ talks to debut author Kevin Birmingham about his forthcoming biography of James Joyce’s Ulysses

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