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age of 58.Today Open Road Integrated Media, Butler’s digital publisher, announced that it will publish two previously unpublished stories by the Hugo and Nebula-Award winning writer as an ebook.

Last Stanza: Poetry and Prose | What We’re Reading

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As National Poetry Month draws to a close, we share a few more treasured poems (and some novels and nonfiction) with you.

Poetry in Our Pockets | What We’re Reading

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Be they odes, lyrics, rants, chants, or sonnets, LJ and SLJ staff is getting well versed in poetry for this week’s Poem in Your Pocket day.

The Big Reread: Louise Penny’s Mysteries

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In a clever marketing ploy to promote Louise Penny’s forthcoming tenth entry in her popular “Inspector Gamache” series, the author and her publisher are launching a virtual book club to reread the entire series. Starting April 21 with Penny’s Agatha Award-winning debut Still Life, each of the nine titles will be discussed for two weeks, culminating […]

Q&A: Francine Rivers

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Francine Rivers on her career, the Christian fiction genre, and her latest book Bridge to Haven.

Homecomings, Handmaidens, Legos, and Libraries | What We’re Reading

Reconstructing Amelia

It’s old home week for the Library Journal/School Library Journal staff as we start new jobs, right old wrongs, live in fairy tales, and don our Devo hats.

Women in Blue: Q&A with Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is a New York Times and international best-selling author, with over 30 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Best known for her Grant County and Will Trent series, Slaughter now travels back to 1970s Atlanta in her new stand-alone title, Cop Town (Delacorte, Jun.). Introducing two female police officers at different points in their investigative careers, Slaughter highlights not only a thrilling crime but a historical view of women entering a predominantly male profession.

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