Big Cookbooks from Beranbaum, Goldman, & Samuelsson | Nonfiction Previews, Nov. 2014, Pt. 2

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Beranbaum, Rose Levy. The Baking Bible. Houghton Harcourt. Nov. 2014. 576p. ISBN 9781118338612. $40. BAKING Twice winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year and the James Beard Award, Beranbaum is your go-to author for baking; her first book, The Cake Bible, is in its 47th printing. Here’s a comprehensive guide […]

This Just In: Ten Big Novels from McEwan, Mitchell, Kinsella, & More | Fiction Previews, Aug.-Oct. 2014

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Carter, Stephen L. Back Channel. Knopf. Aug. 2014. 464p. ISBN 9780385349604. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9780385349611. MYSTERY Yale law professor and best-selling novelist Carter (e.g., The Emperor of Ocean Park) blends fact and fiction in this story of 19-year-old Margo Jensen, a black Cornell sophomore, who holds the fate of the world in her hands when […]

Stephen King, Lydia Millet, Richard Bernstein, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2014, Pt. 2

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Beckert, Sven. Empire of Cotton: A Global History. Knopf. Nov. 2014. 704p. ISBN 9780375414145. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780385353250. HISTORY Taking an ancient Asian trade, land claimed during the European exploration of the Americas, and forced labor claimed from Africa, European entrepreneurs of the 1700s revolutionized a key manufacturing industry while cementing imperialism and the global […]

The 2014 BEA Galley & Signing Guide, Coming Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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The 2014 BEA Galley & Signing Guide is almost here! Sign up now; the guide will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20. From Jane Smiley’s Some Luck and Garth Stein’s A Sudden Light to Azar Nafisi’s The Republic of Imagination and Libby O’Connell’s The American Plate, from best-selling genre fiction to an impressive number of […]

E. Lockhart | Spotlight

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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

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Eager to know where to find galleys at BEA14 for new titles by Jane Smiley, Azar Nafisi, Rainbow Rowell, Richard Ford, Karin Slaughter, and more? Wondering when Deb Harkness and Garth Stein might be signing in booth? Then be sure to register for the 2014 BEA Galley & Signing Guide today!

Karen Armstrong, Richard Ford, Ha Jin, & More | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2014, Pt. 1

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Armstrong, Karen. Fields of Blood: Religion and the History of Violence. Knopf. Nov. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307957047. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780385353106. CD/downloadable: Random Audio. HISTORY A best-selling author of insightful books on religion and winner of the 2008 TED Prize, which facilitated her work with TED on the Charter for Compassion, Armstrong here goes beyond […]

Top-Selling Authors Connelly, Cornwell, Scottoline, & More | Fiction Previews, Nov. 2014, Pt. 1

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Baldacci, David. The Escape. Grand Central. Nov. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9781455521197. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781455521272. lib. ebk. ISBN 9781455579402. CD/downloadable: Hachette Audio. THRILLER Following Zero Day and The Forgotten, here’s the third novel featuring Army Special Agent John Puller, who takes on the nation’s most problematic cases. No plot details yet, but lots of promo […]

Homer, Chaucer, Shakespeare, James Laughlin, Philip Larkin, Raymond Chandler, Penelope Fitzgerald | Nonfiction Previews, Nov. 2014, Pt. 1

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Booth, James. Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love. Bloombury. Nov. 2014. 544p. ISBN 9781620407813. $35. BIOGRAPHY Philip Larkin has long been regarded as one of Britain’s most distinguished 20th-century poets—and by many as too tartly superior in his attitude toward women and minorities for comfort. Booth, literary adviser and coeditor of the Philip Larkin Society […]

Voice in Fiction: Susan Jane Gilman & Joshua Ferris

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“As an editor, I can help with writing or plot, but the one thing I cannot do is infuse a book with voice,” said Helen Atsma, Senior Editor, Grand Central Publishing, during the Hachette Hot Reads webcast on April 29, cosponsored by Library Journal. “The voice is there, or it’s not.” The voice is certainly […]

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