Top Debut Novels | Fiction Previews, May 2017, Pt. 2

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Alyan, Hala. Salt Houses. Houghton Harcourt. May 2017. 320p. ISBN 9780544912588. $26; ebk. ISBN 9780544912380. LITERARY/SAGA This embracing and salt-sharp tale by Palestinian American poet and clinical psychologist Alyan magnifies the problem of displacement in the Middle East by chronicling the fate of one family continually uprooted after the Six-Day War of 1967. After her […]

Lisa Gardner, Kimberla Lawson Roby, & Chris Bohjalian | Audio in Advance January 2017 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks publishing in January 2017.

From Boylan to Karen White | Pop Fiction, Apr. 2017, Pt. 4

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Boylan, Jennifer Finney. Long Black Veil. Crown. Apr. 2017. 304p. ISBN 9780451496324. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780451496348. Downloadable: Random Audio. THRILLER/COMING OF AGE/LGBT LGBT rights advocate, Op-Ed page contributor to the New York Times since 2007, and the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College, Boylan still finds time to write both fiction and […]

Block Collects Stories Inspired by Hopper Paintings & More | Fiction Previews, Dec. 2016, Pt. 2

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Block, Lawrence, ed. In Sunlight or in Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper. Pegasus. Dec. 2016. 384p. ISBN 9781681772455. $25.95. SHORT STORIES Thrillmeister Block here collects 17 newly commissioned stories written in response to Edward Hopper’s moody, sometimes desolate paintings. The authors include Michael Connelly, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, Lee Child, […]

Heart of Fiction Panel | Day of Dialog 2016

Clockwise from top: Mary Carter/Carlene O’Connor, moderator Robin Bradford, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jill Shalvis, Sonali Dev, and Gayle Forman (clockwise from far left); moderator Robin Bradford makes a point; Carter discusses sometimes using the pseudonym O’Connor; Carter, Shalvis, and Phillips enjoy another panelist’s quips; Dev on fans liking characters that look like them; and Forman on her first adult book. 
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Romance and women’s fiction authors discussed upcoming releases, their writing processes, and the advantage of setting a book in Texas.

From Archer to Steel | Fiction Previews, Nov. 2016, Pt. 4

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Archer, Jeffrey. This Was a Man. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2016. 416p. ISBN 9781250061638. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781466867512. $28.99. SAGA A lot of stuff happens in this seventh and final volume of Archer’s New York Times best-selling “Clifton Chronicles,” starting with a gunshot—but who fires and who’s targeted is anyone’s guess. As Giles Barrington discovers unsettling […]

By the Numbers by Jen Lancaster | LJ Review

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Lancaster’s sprightly book is all about second chances and familial love

Julian Fellowes’s Next Act | Audio in Advance July 2016 | Fiction

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Fiction audiobooks releasing in July 2016

Michael Chabon, Alice Hoffman, Zadie Smith, John Edgar Wideman | Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2016, Pt. 1

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Chabon, Michael. Moonglow. Harper. Nov. 2016. 432p. ISBN 9780062225559. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062225573. CD: HarperAudio. lrg. prnt. LITERARY FICTION Framed as a man’s deathbed confession to his grandson, capturing the seesawing intensity of the American century, ranging from South Philadelphia’s Jewish slums and the invasion of Germany to New York’s Wallkill Prison and a Florida […]

Alameddine, Picoult, & Ali Smith Helping Public Libraries | Barbara’s Picks, Oct. 2016, Pt. 4

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Alameddine, Rabih. The Angel of History. Atlantic Monthly. Oct. 2016. 320p. ISBN 9780802125767. $26. LITERARY FICTION Named a National Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award, and PEN Open Book Award finalist and a best book by over half a dozen venues, Alameddine’s An Unnecessary Woman features an older Beiruti woman whose life is refracted […]