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Summer Reads To Warm the Heart | Romance Reviews

The Sizzle and Sweet of Summer Reads Despite the summer, with all its activities, being possibly … [Continue Reading]

LJ Talks to First Novelist Rachel Heng | Debut Spotlight

Suicide Club (LJ 5/15/18) is a riveting contemplation on what it means to live. Debut author Rachel … [Continue Reading]

Graphically Speaking: Sequential Art Continues To Proliferate | Spotlight on Graphic Novels

Now, more than ever, graphic novels are the air pop culture breathes, providing the source material … [Continue Reading]

Modernists, Memoirs, Melancholia, Movies | Classic Returns

This "Classic Returns" column introduces some fascinating personalities readers might have missed … [Continue Reading]

Busting Out with Books | What We’re Reading

My recent prompt to the “What We’re Reading & Watching” crew was a call to discuss reading … [Continue Reading]

Sophisticated Reads | Day of Dialog 2018

With a title aptly echoing Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady,” as noted by moderator and … [Continue Reading]

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Stay Healthy | Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2018

Arch, Liz. The Courage To Rise: Using Movement, Mindfulness, and Healing Foods To Triumph over Trauma. Morrow Paperbacks. Dec. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9780062694232. pap. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9780062694249. HEALTH & FITNESS Internationally renowned yoga teacher/life coach Arch shows you the right moves to heal pain, anxiety, and depression, getting the trauma that causes them out […]

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.

Top Historical Fiction | Day of Dialog 2018

What is it like to be a contemporary author writing about the past? At the final panel of the day, moderated by LJ senior editor Liz French, five novelists discussed the issues and challenges of writing historical fiction.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2018

Little Fires lights up the No. 1 spot; Tidying Up decamps (finally), while Comey displays A Higher Loyalty

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Fresh Takes on Rumpelstiltskin and Sherlock Holmes, Solving a Dystopian Mystery, Imagining Alternate Histories | SF/Fantasy Reviews

This gritty debut takes the swords and sorcery trope to new heights; a must for epic fantasy enthusiasts; irreverent, funny, and full of entertaining wordplay, this will keep readers guessing; this notable anthology is for seasoned readers and those looking to discover speculative fiction’s vast possibilities

Summer Reads To Warm the Heart | Romance Reviews

Despite the summer, with all its activities, being possibly busier than the rest of the year, the idea of taking the time to curl up on a porch swing with a glass of ice-cold tea or lemonade and a good book still has appeal, and publishers are making sure there are plenty of options.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, May 2018

Little Fires lights up the No. 1 spot; Tidying Up decamps (finally), while Comey displays A Higher Loyalty

In Translation | The Reader’s Shelf

Books in translation are gathering a crowd of readers happy to explore global literary production. These six titles include famous translators and a new translation of a beloved poem.

Polish Recipes, Grilling Basics, Vegan Variety, Seasonal Soul Food, & More | Cooking Reviews

A treasury of traditional and modern Polish home cooking; an excellent choice for beginners and most grilling collections; a vibrant vegan cookbook to keep on hand for tailgates and weekend ­parties; the expertly written and beautifully produced Soul deserves a spot in most collections

Fast Scans of the Fencer, Thelma, Tribes of Palos Verdes, Trip to the Moon, Women in Love | Top Foreign & Indie Picks

Like chicken soup for the soul, this filmic “comfort food” offers virtually no surprises; this psychological thriller with horror overtones offers a startling finale; expressive cinematography captures the sunny idyll in which a young girl’s coming of age; a restrained but by no means tame adaptation of a D.H. Lawrence novel

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Collection Development

Page to Screen | Book Pulse

Four adaptations open today or over the weekend, none have pleased critics. Nancy Pearl picks books for summer reading. Terrance Hayes offers “Visual Verse.”

New Best Sellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Four new bestsellers hit lists today, led by Tom Clancy Line of Sightby Mike Maden. Audiobooks make news, and Preti Taneja wins the Desmond Elliott prize for We That Are Young .

Authors Respond to Family Separation | Book Pulse

Children’s and YA authors respond to the Trump policy on family separation. Amazon lists the best books of the year so far, leading with Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are turned into literary characters in a new thriller.

The 2017 VIDA Count Is Out | Book Pulse

The 2017 VIDA Count is published and LJ issues its ALA Galley Roundup. The NYT offers books for Pride Month, and There There by Tommy Orange builds an impressive holds count.

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

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand and Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris lead holds this week. The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai is getting a great deal of press attention. Jacqueline Woodson receives the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado is in development as a TV series.

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In Translation | The Reader’s Shelf

Books in translation are gathering a crowd of readers happy to explore global literary production. These six titles include famous translators and a new translation of a beloved poem.

Page to Screen | Book Pulse

Four adaptations open today or over the weekend, none have pleased critics. Nancy Pearl picks books for summer reading. Terrance Hayes offers “Visual Verse.”

New Best Sellers Arrive | Book Pulse

Four new bestsellers hit lists today, led by Tom Clancy Line of Sightby Mike Maden. Audiobooks make news, and Preti Taneja wins the Desmond Elliott prize for We That Are Young .

Authors Respond to Family Separation | Book Pulse

Children’s and YA authors respond to the Trump policy on family separation. Amazon lists the best books of the year so far, leading with Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are turned into literary characters in a new thriller.

The 2017 VIDA Count Is Out | Book Pulse

The 2017 VIDA Count is published and LJ issues its ALA Galley Roundup. The NYT offers books for Pride Month, and There There by Tommy Orange builds an impressive holds count.

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