Books for the Masses | Editors’ Picks BEA 2014

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LJ‘s review editors braved the crowds at BookExpo America to find this fall’s most intriguing and memorable reads.

Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction | Library Journal’s Day of Dialog

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Highlights of the Drop-Dead Gorgeous Fiction I: Women Writing Fiction panel at LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

Editors’ Picks | LJ’s Day of Dialog 2014

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With Prepub Alert editor Barbara Hoffert as moderator, five editors from the major publishing houses presented their key titles for Fall 2015/Spring 2015. The focus this year was heavily on fiction, with major releases from acclaimed literary authors Richard Ford and Jane Smiley, notable debuts by Jessie Burton and Tiphanie Yanique, and breakout buzz books by Emily St. John Mandel and Keith Donohue

The Birth of a Database

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Adam Matthew is a London-based database vendor that produces collections of digitized primary sources in the humanities and social sciences. They believe a collaborative approach is crucial to producing a great resource.

Librarian Authors at BEA & ALA

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Librarians are a talented bunch. They not only promote and share books, but they also write them! Consider the latest literary efforts by a debut author/librarian and a veteran.

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.

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.

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.

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