Interview with LibraryReads No. 1 vote getter Bradley, author of As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust.
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“I’ve never felt Austen’s work was chained to its time period in essence. In details it certainly is, but while the setting of her novels was in the Georgian/Regency period, at its core she was writing about people and their behavior.”
Carlene Thompson’s latest, Can’t Find My Way Home, an intriguing suspense novel about family secrets and serial murders, is set to come out in February 2015 in the US. NOTE: This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.
LJ/School Library Journal staffers burnish their reading chops and cross off more titles from their 2014 TBR lists this week.
This week as winter tightens its grip, the School Library Journal/LJ staffers map out real and unreal worlds, learn how not to report a story, find ways to clean up your living space, and plan for future Newbery Awards.
“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.
As the holiday approaches, the staff at LJ/School Library Journal give thanks for good books about girls, trains, getting old, future worlds, sitting in the dark, and tidying up for perhaps the last time ever.
A LibraryReads top pick for November, an LJ Best Book of 2014, a Man Booker long-listed treat for everyone: David Nicholls’s Us is all that and more.