Jules Feiffer, Brandon Graham, Jane Irwin, Mimi Pond, Charles Schulz, & More | Graphic Novels Reviews

Kill My Mother

Feiffer gets top billing, Kowalchuk’s blocky, slightly retro art renders clarity and zest, Reb’s Sea-Wolf will make excellent fodder for book clubs, a generation Over Easy, Wood gives his characters superhuman depth

Brown’s Debut of the Month, Historical from Hanley, new Ziskin, Series Lineup, Left Coast Crime, & More | Mystery Reviews

Cold Sleep Lullaby

Bouman offers an assured opener for a sure-to-be-popular projected four-book series, Coldsleep Lullaby caputres South Africa’s racially charged history, professional burglar Junior Bender takes another case

Family drama, Remastered Chaplin, Cronenberg’s breakout, TV’s Vicious | Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Blu-ray

The Amazing Catfish

Ride with the 12 O’Clock Boys, visualize A Day Late and a Dollar Short, an Insomnia that involves death

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Divine/Milstead Bio, British Mystery, & More | Video Reviews

I Am Divine

The fascinating story of some of the Wild West’s last outlaws, the oddity of a style that is Divine, Brenda Blethyn reprises her role as Vera, a powerful biography of an American Revolutionary worth heeding

Rock Star Librarians | Music Matters

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For librarian rock stars, like most people, finding time to pursue their side project can be tricky…. “But looking back, libraries were a very supportive atmosphere for me to continue to grow creatively.”

Q&A: Robyn Carr

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Robyn Carr talks about her latest work, Four Friends, with Rachael Herron, who also writes a small-town romance series (“Cypress Hollow”) and mainstream fiction (Pack Up the Moon)

From Cosmos to the Universe Within | RA Crossroads

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Readers’ advisory (RA) recommends Cosmos, from the discoveries that led to the invention of motors to explanations of evolution and extinction. Lead patrons to a richly mixed universe of watch-alikes, read-arounds, & more

Fiction by Adichie, Carr & Nonfiction About Big Pharma & World War I | Audiobook Reviews

Americanah

Partly an immigrant experience narrative, partly pointed social commentary, and partly a love story; readers will be invested in the fates of Carr’s protagonists; essential stories for military buffs and everyone; the business behind modern medicine

Books That Buzzed at BEA

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So many books, such little time. But having trekked the halls with bags of galleys and chatted with publisher friends, I have an idea of what titles at some of the most sought-out publishers provoked the greatest interest. In some cases, there weren’t even galleys to fly out of the booth, just urgent questions from […]

Big Bios (Jerry Lee Lewis, Queen Isabella, & More), Hero Dog Lucca, & Cult Novelist Ellis | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2014, Pt. 3

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Bragg, Rick & Jerry Lee Lewis. Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story. Harper. Nov. 2014. 320p. ISBN 9780062078223. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062078230. BIOGRAPHY Having authored All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man, two huge New York Times best-selling memoirs about his Southern upbringing, Bragg seems primed to capture the renegade life of quintessentially Southern […]

Writers To Watch from Ildefonso Falcones to Will Self | Fiction Previews, Nov. 2014, Pt. 3

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Falcones, Ildefonso. The Barefoot Queen. Crown. Nov. 2014. 752p. ISBN 9780804139489. $28. HISTORICAL In this latest from the author of the internationally best-selling The Cathedral of the Sea, set in mid-18th-century Spain, a newly freed Cuban slave named Caridad meets the gypsy Milagros, and the two women become fast friends, even as they fall in […]

James Carroll & Deepak Chopra, Mark Owen & Angelica Huston, Napoleon & Aretha Franklin | Nonfiction Previews, Nov. 2014, Pt. 3

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Carroll, James. Christ Actually: The Son of God for the Secular Age. Viking. Nov. 2014. 400p. ISBN 9780670786039. $30. RELIGION The New York Times best-selling author of Constantine’s Sword, Carroll joins the current religious fray by considering how we can maintain faith in Christ in the 21st century. Look for a six-city tour. Cavett, Dick. […]

Summer Shorts audio collection

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Audiobook narrators group Spoken Freely is raising money for ProLiteracy by releasing one exclusive work per day for June Is Audiobook Month.

Star Readers | Wyatt’s World

My Dear I wanted To Tell You

Five exceptional voices narrating exceptional writing

Language Arts, May 2014 | Best Sellers

August 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Memory Lanes, Thriller Terrains, and Labor Pains | What We’re Reading

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Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers talk about their post–Memorial Day, pre-BEA reading.

Privacy, Data, and the Clandestine | Wyatt’s World

The Good Spy

No Place To Hide for The Good Spy; from The Snowden Files to Big Data, a Dragnet Nation

Get Your 2014 BEA Galley & Signing Guide Now!

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Once again, it’s time to navigate the show floor at BookExpo America, held from Thursday, May 29, to Saturday, May 31, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. And once again, it’s time for LJ‘s BEA Galley & Signing Guide, offering you tips to over 200 galleys from the most sought-out publishers. […]

Poetry from David Kirby | Xpress Reviews

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Kirby’s poems provide a grounded and meaningful space to visit and stay for a while

Audiobooks from Chamberlain, Doig, Faye, & Hart, plus a New MASH | Xpress Reviews

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A story from Chamberlain to shelve with The Help, a new Morrie Morgan title from Doig, historical settings from Faye, mystery and Chinese anthropology from Hart, relive a favorite TV show with Hooker’s MASH

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