Q&A: Nicole Evelina | SELF-esteem

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In her “Guinevere’s Tale” trilogy, Nicole Evelina turns the image of Camelot’s queen on its head and allows this iconic figure to tell her story in her own words. Below, the author discusses the importance of a character often synonymous with adultery and betrayal, the research required to rework a legend, and how to avoid rookie mistakes in self-publishing.

From David Abrams to Jenny Zhang | Literary Fiction Previews, Aug. 2017

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Abrams, David. Brave Deeds. Black Cat: Grove/Atlantic. Aug. 2017. 256p. ISBN 9780802126863. pap. $16. LITERARY A New York Times Notable Book, Barnes & Noble pick, and finalist for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Abrams’s Fobbit was among the first—and most sharply satiric—in a long line of fiction by soldier writers of the Middle […]

Patterson, Scottoline, Slaughter, & More | Thriller Previews, Aug. 2017

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Brennan, Allison. Shattered. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 368p. ISBN 9781250129277. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250129284. THRILLER After a friend’s young son is kidnapped and suffocated, a crime for which the friend’s wife now stands accused, investigative reporter Max Revere is looking into three similar cases over the last two decades. Funny how no one wants […]

Foodie TV Returns | Wyatt’s World

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Netflix’s Chef’s Table, Season 3, begins Friday, February 17. Help your readers meet the new chefs and get in the mood for cooking with these recently released and backlist selections.

Routledge Historical Resources; World Religions Online | Reference eReviews, February 15, 2017

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The content that’s here is scholarly and beneficial; it’s what’s not included that may concern customers; suitable for a wide range of patrons, World Religion Online provides all the material necessary for a high school–level paper while offering a beginning point for AP or community college research.

Switching Things Up | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, February 15, 2017

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Last fall, Nintendo announced its new gaming console, the Switch. It hooks up to a television like all other gaming consoles, but it can also function as a mobile gaming device…. While cross-functionality between mobile and home consoles has been done before, never has a consistent game play experience been possible.

From Being There to Solace | Trailers: What’s Coming on DVD/Blu-ray, February 1, 2017

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Being There. 130+ min. Hal Ashby, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432823. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432816. $39.95. SATIRE Peter Sellers as a gardener-turned-guru. Canoa: A Shameful Mystery. 115+ min. In Spanish w/English subtitles. Felipe Cazals, dist. by Criterion Collection. Mar. 2017. DVD ISBN 9781681432809. $29.95; Blu-ray ISBN 9781681432793. $39.95. DRAMA Fiction in […]

History of Mass Tourism | Reference eReviews, February 1, 2017

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Academic libraries, particularly ones that specialize in hospitality management and business, will welcome this addition to their database collections. Public libraries might also find this a worthy offering, though it may not be a high-budget priority.

Fiction Beyond Our Borders | Barbara’s Picks, Jul./Aug. 2017

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Adebayo, Ayobami. Stay with Me. Knopf. Aug. 2017. 272p. ISBN 9780451494603. $25.95; ebk. ISBN 9780451494610. Downloadable: Random Audio. LITERARY In this debut from rising Nigerian star Adebayo, Yejide and Akin fall in love and get married but fail to conceive a child. The consequences are dire, as Yejide’s parents eventually saunter in with a young […]

Science, Knausgaard, & America from Abroad | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Jul./Aug. 2017

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Davis, Angela J., ed. Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment. Pantheon. Jul. 2017. 352p. ISBN 9781101871270. $27.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101871287. AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES The recent deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and more bring into ever sharper focus the long, tragic history of the arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment of African American men. This […]

Writers To Watch | Literary Fiction Previews, Jul. 2017

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Clemmons, Zinzi. What We Lose. Viking. Jul. 2017. 192p. ISBN 9780735221710. $22; ebk. ISBN 9780735221727. Downloadable: Penguin Audio. LITERARY Raised by a South African mother and an American father, ever walking the color line, Thandi is already struggling to find a sense of sureness in life when she learns that her mother has cancer. Debut […]

Cleeves, Muller, & More | Mystery Previews, Aug. 2017

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Andrews, Donna. Gone Gull: A Meg Langslow Mystery. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Aug. 2017. 320p. ISBN 9781250078568. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466890886. MYSTERY An Agatha, Anthony, and Barry Award winner, Andrews takes us to the Biscuit Mountain Craft Center, where series heroine Meg Langslow is helping out her grandmother for the summer. Vandalism and a dead body […]

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: March 1, 2017

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Sullivan’s valuable, accessible wisdom can be employed immediately; a careful historical portrait of Hypatia, one of antiquity’s most accomplished women; a sober and well-argued study of the basic income concept; a tour-de-force survey of what is known about why we behave the way we do

Enlightening, Exciting, Educating | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Nonfiction

Fascism

True stories of music, espionage, politics new mothers, movies, and baseball.

Love, Loss, and Saving Yourself | Audio In Advance April 2017 | Young Adult

Geekerella

Loyalties tested, new worlds explored.

Pandas, Spies, and Planes| Audio in Advance April 2017 | Middle Grade

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Some stories must be heard to be loved. A roundup of middle grade titles coming to audio in April.

From Sardinia to Israel to Nepal to…Atlantic City | Audio in Advance April 2017 | FICTION

Anything is Possible

Strong sounds of fiction for springtime listening, including a few tense thrillers, family dramas, and romance.

Register Now for Day of Dialog 2017

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BookExpo America is back in New York this year, and so is Day of Dialog, convening on Wednesday, May 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 542 W. 59th Street. Favorite panels like Editors’ Picks will return; a big array of fiction and nonfiction panels is being planned; […]

Stories, a Princess, and a Lighting Fixture | Audio in Advance April 2017 | Early Grades

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Disney movie tie-in titles and a classic family of bears always entertain.

Book Buzz | ALA Midwinter 2017

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Lisa See’s The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (Scribner), Anita Shreve’s The Stars Are Fire (Knopf), and Elizabeth Strout’s Anything Is Possible (Random). Dennis Lehane’s Since We Fell (Ecco) and Greg Iles’s Mississippi Blood (Morrow). Lizzie Velasquez’s Dare To Be Kind (Hachette) and Ziggy Marley’s Ziggy Marley and Family Cookbook (Akashic). And three eye-catchers from […]