LibraryReads: Librarians Announce June Favorites

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Emma Healey’s Elizabeth is Missing, a psychological puzzle in the vein of Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind, tops the list of June publications that librarians are reading. In a surprising tenth place is George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois’s anthology Rogues. Also surprising: there’s no nonfiction on the list. Perhaps beach reading is starting to […]

Cavett, Gaiman, Gowns, Nuts, Birds, and Rainbows | What We’re Reading

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This is a week of exotic and dystopic; gowns, girls, and speaking squirrels; TV talkers and phone callers; and Neverwhere, London, for the LJand SLJ crew.

E. Lockhart | LibraryReads Authors

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National Book Award finalist and Printz honoree E. Lockhart wanted to write a good amnesia book with a past to reveal…read more of Barbara Hoffert’s conversation with the author of We Were Liars

Q&A: Jim Butcher

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Butcher talks to LJ about his new novel Skin Game

Paging Mother | What We’re Reading

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We’re reading with and about mothers in this post–Mother’s Day column.

And the Murderer is…| Title of New Hercule Poirot Book Revealed

Agatha Christie may have killed off Hercule Poirot in 1975′s Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, but come September her beloved Belgian sleuth will be resurrected in new adventure penned by psychological thriller author Sophie Hannah with the official approval of the Christie estate. Today HarperCollins revealed the book’s title and details about the plot.

Traveling Booklandia | What We’re Reading

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We’re inspired by maps and Travellers, music and muses, Italian wives, everymen in danger, and magical realism vs. scientific worldbuilding this week.

Barbara Hoffert Talks to Gabrielle Zevin; April LibraryReads | Spotlight

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The top ten titles chosen by librarians nationwide; Q&A with top vote getter Gabrielle Zevin

Edgar Awards 2014 | Popular Series Author Wins for Stand-Alone

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A coming-of-age stand-alone with a hint of mystery, a debut espionage thriller about Russian spies trained in the art of sexual seduction, and a twisty tale of psychological suspense in the tradition of Gone Girl garnered the top prizes at the Mystery Writers of America’s 68th annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner, held May 1, 2014, at New York City’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Expect the Unexpected: New Stories from Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia E. Butler, one of the first African American science fiction authors to attract mainstream literary acclaim and the first writer in this genre to receive the MacArthur Fellowship (or the “Genius Grant”), died in 2006 at the age of 58.Today Open Road Integrated Media, Butler’s digital publisher, announced that it will publish two previously unpublished stories by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning writer as an ebook.

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