Proactive Librarianship | Designing the Future

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R. David Lankes, author of The Atlas of New Librarianship and The New Librarianship Field Guide, talks about his vision of the future of librarianship

Human Connections | Designing the Future

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“At the intersection of dystopian fiction and magical realism,” Fagan’s standout second novel, The Sunlight Pilgrims, after her acclaimed debut, The Panopticon, projects a future extrapolated from pressures on the present. “Despite its forbidding setting, [this] remains a hopeful tale about human connections.”

PIs, Librarians, Dystopias, Dogs, & Loser Porn | What We’re Reading

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This week the “What We’re Reading” team members from LJ/School Library Journal & Junior Library Guild range far and wide in fiction realms, from a utopian society with a dark side to Long Island and NYC to Loserland to WWII France to Los Angeles.

With a “Hungry Heart,” Jennifer Weiner Talks Creativity and Character

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Best-selling author and outspoken New York Times columnist Jennifer Weiner moves from fiction to nonfiction in her new memoir, Hungry Heart: Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing.

Questioning the Future | Designing the Future

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Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

Bouchercon Winners | Anthony, Barry, Macavity Awards 2016

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Edgar Award winner Lou Berney hit the awards trifecta at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in New Orleans when his third novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, garnered the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best Paperback Original and earned the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel.

A Good Beginning | SELF-esteem

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Reading a series means a long-term literary commitment, and there’s nothing like finding that amazing Book 1 to get you started. Here are just a few indie titles available on SELF-e that will provide an engaging first taste of worlds waiting to be explored.

Self-Made Success | Designing the Future

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Sea of Secrets author Amanda DeWees, featured on LJ’s SELF-e Select self-publishing platform, and hybrid author Rachael Herron (“Darling Bay” and “Cypress Hollow” series) chat about their paths to self-publishing and the future of the industry.

Gayle Forman | LibraryReads Author, September 15, 2016

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In Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, a delicious, on-the-mark story of contemporary parenting and one woman’s learning to appreciate herself, readers will readily identify with Maribeth, but is her desperation the classic parent’s bind or something more particular?

Love, Loss, & What We Read | What We’re Reading

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Some books to ease the pain of loss this week.