CRUSH edited by Cathy Alter & Dave Singleton | LJ Review

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This solid, legitimate anthology that reflects on a compelling and universal phenomenon will put readers back in touch with their younger selves

Ch-ch-changes & Other Oddities | What We’re Reading

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“What We’re Reading” mourns David Bowie and talks about our best reads of last year.

Family Matters | French on Fridays

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I’ve got real, surreal, and unreal families crowding into my brain this week.

Mr. Mercedes Snags Best Novel | Edgar Awards 2015

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Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King’s foray into hard-boiled crime fiction, was named the Best Novel at the Mystery Writers of America’s 69th Annual Edgar Awards banquet.

Shining, Creeping, Haunting, Turning, Scaring | What We’re Reading

The Haunting of Hill House

In the run-up to Halloween, the ghosts, ghouls, witches, and warlocks at LJ/School Library Journal share their favorite scary reads.

Horror Short Stories | Wyatt’s World

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Readers might need to consider short stories to fit in some frights before the season passes them by; here are five collections that should please fans and intrigue those dipping into the horror genre for the first time.

Award Winners Cusk, King, Saramago | Fiction Reviews

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Cusk should be more familiar to American readers, and this novel is a solid start; King fans will rejoice that the horror master is back in fine form; Nobel Prize winner Saramago’s never-before-published first novel.

Early Mantel, Brand-new King, & a Leprechaun Bachelor Party | November Audio in Advance | Fiction

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Audio in Advance offers previews of selected audiobooks two months ahead of publication, along with recommended picks and occasional interviews with notable authors and narrators. Andersen, Hans Christian. The Snow Queen and Other Stories. Naxos. Read by Clare Corbett. Fairy tale fans and Frozen-philes interested in exploring the film’s source material will want to listen […]

He Says: Five Excellent Male Narrators | Wyatt’s World

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Bramhall has a rich, appealingly gruff voice, Herrmann combines a deft hand at pacing, emotionally dimensional accents from Jackson, Petkoff keeps listeners invested, Patton is joyfully easy on the ear

Fiction Reviews | September 15, 2013

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Reviews of Traveling Sprinkler, Doctor Sleep, and Quiet Dell, plus a full list of fiction reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.