Rendering Russia | The Reader’s Shelf, February 15, 2017

This arresting array of titles gives newbies and Russophiles alike a taste of the culture and politics that have shaped this nation, while also revealing its ordinary people to be educated, creative, and often in possession of an earthy sense of humor.

Spotlight | Katherine Arden, LibraryReads Author, January 2017

Rooted in Russian history and folklore and told in language as extravagantly beautiful as the fire bird itself, Katherine Arden’s The Bear and the Nightingale brings us Vasilisa Petrovna, a village girl with royal bloodlines and more mysterious, magical antecedents who saves her corner of medieval Russia and effectively all humankind.

LibraryReads December 2016/January 2017

You will find the December/January LibraryReads list thrilling, with books like Peter Swanson’s Hitchcock-like thriller, a suspense filled murder mystery from Barry Brunonia, and award-winning author Jane Harper’s heart-racing debut mystery.