Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, March 2016

Nightingale flies toward the top spot in fiction; nonfiction is no small thing with Big Magic and The Big Short

Q&A: Sunil Yapa | Debut Spotlight, March 15, 2016

Sunil Yapa’s Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist shines light on the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) riots in Seattle. Here, Yapa shares insights into his first novel and the ideas that inspired it.

From the American Friend to Salaam Bombay! | Fast Scans: Top Foreign & Indie Picks, March 15, 2016

Wenders’s take on a Highsmith novel; a must-have classic by Calcutta-born Satyajit Ray; a gripping tale of lust and betrayal; a seminal film about youth living on the streets of Bombay; a frank drama about a homeless man scraping by on the streets of Manhattan

Fashion Forward | LJ Reviews

An informative and entertaining documentary of how pioneering Jewish immigrants created the Fashion District, also known as the Garment Center; a fascinating look at a little-known art in the fashion industry

Neuvel’s Debut of the Month, with First Novelists Howard, Jennings, McDoniel, & others | SF/Fantasy Reviews, March 15, 2016

This month’s titles barrel through the limits of the imagination: athletes become warriors; a writer who grew up on fairy tales learns happy endings have a price; horror mixes with humor; and, what exactly does it mean to be human?

Playing Stories | Games, Gamers, & Gaming, March 15, 2016

Games are a dynamic storytelling medium: as personal or universal as the best books, as visually exciting as blockbuster movies, and as engaging as the most addictive TV series.

Doerries & Co., Druillet, Dunlap-Shohl, Evans, Prudhomme, Vaughn & Co., & More | Graphic Novels Reviews, March 15, 2016

Doerries & Co.’s new novel will keep readers solidly in thrall for both message and entertainment; Dunlap-Shohl’s journey contextualizes Parkinson’s disease; Motter exhibits beautiful work with a concept that has not aged; a cool, satirical, thought-provoking futuristic noir from Vaughn et. al

Helen Simonson | March 2016 LibraryReads Author

Author Simonson’s much-anticipated second book (after her 2010 debut, Major ­Pettigrew’s Last Stand), set in the summer of 1914 as World War I looms, is the Library­Reads top pick for March 2016

First “Writes” of Spring | First Novels 2016

This season’s first novels range over a multitude of time periods, global settings, and genres, and come from authors with a variety of backgrounds. Hear what the critics have to say!

Voices of Iran | LJ Reviews, March 15, 2016

A memoir from Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi about her persecution in Iran; a collection of stories about Iranians who have fought for political change in a country where doing so could be extremely dangerous