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Graphic Novels | Best Sellers, May 2018

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The GPO’s Year of Change | Notable Government Documents 2017

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History, Biography, Memoir, Religion | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Nov. 2018

Anderson, Jon Lee (text) & José Hernández (illus.). Che: A Revolutionary Life. Penguin Pr. Nov. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780735221772. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780525560920. GN/BIOGRAPHY New Yorker staffer Anderson has written frequently about Latin America, His reporting facilitated the discovery of Che’s skeletal remains three decades after they were secretly buried in Bolivia, and he’s also […]

Zadie Smith & Nassim Nicholas Taleb | February Nonfiction on Audio

A new essay collection from Zadie Smith, Patti Smith on why she writes, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb on accepting risks in everyday life.

LJ Talks to First Novelist Aja Gabel | LibraryReads Author Spotlight

Gabel’s thoroughly absorbing debut clarifies the special intimacy that’s inevitably a part of playing in a string quartet, but it goes a step further. As Gabel noted in a phone conversation with LJ, “This setup is ripe for plumbing human ­relationships.”

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, April 2018

Hannah’s The Great Alone is the sole new fiction title; Wolff remains Fury–ously on top of nonfiction

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Exploring a Rapidly Expanding Podcast Universe | Discovery & Advisory

The appeal of podcasts is easy to understand—they’re free, easy to sample and subscribe to, and there are now so many that it’s possible to find a show to match any interest and satisfy any reader.

History, Biography, Memoir, Religion | Barbara’s Nonfiction Picks, Nov. 2018

Anderson, Jon Lee (text) & José Hernández (illus.). Che: A Revolutionary Life. Penguin Pr. Nov. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9780735221772. $35; ebk. ISBN 9780525560920. GN/BIOGRAPHY New Yorker staffer Anderson has written frequently about Latin America, His reporting facilitated the discovery of Che’s skeletal remains three decades after they were secretly buried in Bolivia, and he’s also […]

Baldacci, Faulks, Harvey, Saunders | Barbara’s Fiction Picks, Nov. 2018

Baldacci, David. Long Road to Mercy. Grand Central. Nov. 2018. 432p. ISBN 9781538761571. $29; ebk. ISBN 9781538761557. lib. ebk. ISBN 9781538761564. CD/downloadable. THRILLER Good new, Baldacci fans; here’s a new series starring Atlee Pine, an FBI special agent who plies her trade in America’s western wilds as a criminal profiler specializing in serial killers. (She’s […]

Pop Fiction for Fall | Fiction Previews, Nov. 2018

Archer, Jeffrey. Heads You Win. St. Martin’s. Nov. 2018. 416p. ISBN 9781250172501. $28.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250172518. CD. HISTORICAL In 1968, after his father is assassinated by the KGB, Russian teenage Alexander Karpenko flips a coin to decide whether he and his mother should emigrate (desperately) to London or to New York. Readers get two versions […]

BookExpo Galley Guide Due This Week

BookExpo is upon us, and so is LJ’s annual Galley & Signing Guide, arriving this week to help you negotiate the ever-crowded, ever-enticing show floor. Organized chronologically, the guide offers descriptions of over 200 key titles from publishers large and small that will be given away at the show, plus signings by authors you’ll surely […]

Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

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Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

Self-Care for New Moms, Toddler Meal Plans, Chabon on Fatherhood, Raising the Tech Generation | Parenting Reviews

CHOICES, CHOICES, CHOICES It’s no wonder decision fatigue runs rampant, as parents today face both age-old decisions, such as how to potty train (Sarah ­Ockwell-Smith’s Ready, Set, Go!) and prepare nutritious meals (Nicole M. Avena’s What To Feed Your Baby & Toddler) to managing wisely the constant onslaught of information (Mike Brooks & John Lasser’s Tech Generation).

Summer Reading | Book Pulse

Summer readings list are starting to appear. Janet Maslin picks 17 page-turners for The New York Times. The L.A. Timeshas an interview with Elena Ferrante. In the spirit of the Royal Wedding, there are a number of pieces about wedding books. There is plenty more to watch with four book-related movie and TV shows debuting this weekend.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews leads the bestseller lists today. RT Book Reviews is closing down. Yet another Stephen King work is getting adapted and Sarah J. Maas is writing a fantasy series for adults.

Honoring the Work of Tom Wolfe | Book Pulse

The literary world remembers Tom Wolfe. New pages from Anne Frank’s diary are revealed. Three Percent announces the Best Translated Book Awards finalists in fiction and poetry and the the O. Henry Prize stories are out.

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Run Your Week: Big Books, Sure Bets, & Titles Making News | Book Pulse

The Outsider by Stephen King leads holds this week and King posts a new short story online. N.K. Jemisin’s The Stone Sky wins the Nebula Award. Jane Fonda still has enough buzz-power to boost Anne Lamott’s Traveling Mercies.

Marking May’s Celebrations | Wyatt’s World

May marks Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Jewish American Heritage Month, and Older Americans Month. While there are many ways to celebrate, reading is always an optimal choice. Here are five novels to share with patrons.

Summer Reading | Book Pulse

Summer readings list are starting to appear. Janet Maslin picks 17 page-turners for The New York Times. The L.A. Timeshas an interview with Elena Ferrante. In the spirit of the Royal Wedding, there are a number of pieces about wedding books. There is plenty more to watch with four book-related movie and TV shows debuting this weekend.

New Bestsellers Arrive | Book Pulse

The High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews leads the bestseller lists today. RT Book Reviews is closing down. Yet another Stephen King work is getting adapted and Sarah J. Maas is writing a fantasy series for adults.

Honoring the Work of Tom Wolfe | Book Pulse

The literary world remembers Tom Wolfe. New pages from Anne Frank’s diary are revealed. Three Percent announces the Best Translated Book Awards finalists in fiction and poetry and the the O. Henry Prize stories are out.

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