A Year in Books | The Reader’s Shelf, December 2016

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In keeping with this column’s end-of-the-year tradition of highlighting favorite titles, a number of readers’ advisors have surveyed their bookshelves and pulled novels they have deeply enjoyed.

National Book Awards Challenge Political Climate with Literature, Celebration

National Book Award Fiction winner with wife Julie Barer

On Wednesday, November 16, following a presidential election that shook the literary community to its roots, the National Book Foundation came back fighting at an awards ceremony where endorsement of a broad view of social justice for America was evident from the moment host Larry Wilmore took the stage. Virtually every speaker expressed strong dismay […]

Books of Oz, Movies, Marketing, & More | What We’re Reading

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The intrepid WWR team circles the globe and/or adjusts the armchair this week.

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead | LJ Reviews

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Whitehead’s superb new novel raises the bar for fiction addressing slavery.

Magazines, Essays, and Some Romance | What We’re Reading

Evil and the Mask

This past week, Library Journal and School Library Journal staffers went to BEA, and we are still feeling its throws. Guy and myself are going without books for a time, and Bette-Lee got her hands on a new book that will make her fellow romance fans green with envy.

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