Writing Violence: Chris Holm’s New Thriller Explores Terrorism’s Aftermath

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After an act of terror, such as the one that detonates on the opening pages of Red Right Hand, Chris Holm’s second installment of his “Michael Hendricks” series, there are always more questions than answers.

Short Fiction for Fall: Key Collections from 18 Authors, Both Veteran and New

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Barkan turns in a near-perfect debut collection; Bertin’s got a bristly imagination; Collins crosses racial, gender, and generational divides; Smith is original and always surprising; Pulitzer finalist Williams offers perfect little gems

Q&A: Beth Moore, Author of The Undoing of Saint Silvanus

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Beth Moore makes her fiction debut with The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, a mystery about a New Orleans apartment house, its odd residents, and the family who owns the building.

Fighting for the Future: Seven Titles for October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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These seven books tackle a range of issues facing patients, caregivers, and even those who are so far unaffected but are in the breast cancer–screening years. Advice and stories span the deeply personal to the political, from medical and diet information to coping with changes in physical ­appearance.

September 2016 LibraryReads

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A heart attack sends a woman on a difficult journey in Gayle Forman’s Leave Me, a librarian takes her passion for books on the road in Jenny Colgan’s The Bookshop on the Corner, a drunken deputy crashes a christening and all bets are off in Ann Patchett’s Commonwealth, and Patrick Phillips reveals the gripping and […]

Editors’ Fall Picks 2016

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43 new books of interest on LJ editors’ radars this fall

Coen Bros. Blood Simple, Cap America, Pelé, Valley of the Dolls | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray

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All the Way, From Afar, Night Train to Munich

Wurster’s Debut of the Month, Beaumont, Cameron, Miller, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2016

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Aficionados of comic mysteries will delight in Wurster’s laconic, humorous prose; a traditional English country house mystery mixes a bit of ­supernatural horror and suspense; adventurous readers are in for a hair-raising thrill ride

LJ Media Reviews: September 1, 2016

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Danler’s debut will taste Sweetbitter in the mouths of lovers of New York Ciy; And then there were none? Not as long as Christie titles continue to be turned into film

LJ Reference Reviews: September 1, 2016

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From a Critical Survey of Young Adult Literature to Great Lives from History: American Women to Gun Politics in America, and a useful ACI Scholarly Blog Index for academic libraries