Under the Sea: Mermaid Tales | The Reader’s Shelf, October 15, 2015


Treacherous or tenderhearted, mermaids spark the imagination and represent a desire to believe in something fantastical and out of reach. But are they truly confined to folklore? Dive in and see.

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction


The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

Audio Reviews | March 1, 2014


Reviews of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, Alexander McCall Smith’s The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, Rosalind Wiseman’s Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, Mark Billingham’s Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat, Jeff Guinn’s Manson, Anne Rule’s Practice To Deceive, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Q&A Sue Monk Kidd


LJ talks to Sue Monk Kidd about her latest novel The Invention of Wings

New Books for the New Year | Wyatt’s World


In 2014 anticipate more “Ex” action from Clines, hope and magic from Allen, Secretary Gates’s memoir, Monk Kidd’s new splash, Orfeo‘s life on the run