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Philip Roth Has Died | Book Pulse

Philip Roth has died. Olga Tokarczuk wins the Man Booker International Prize for Flights, translated by Jennifer Croft. Reese Witherspoon starts an audio bookclub with Audible. John Grisham announces his newest book, The Reckoning.

Bill Gates’s Summer Reading Picks | Book Pulse

Bill Gates issues his summer reading list (with dogs). Stephen King gets even more reviews. The Christian Science Monitor writes about diversity in the fantasy genre. The Man Booker International Prize will be announced today and PBS’s The Great American Read begins tonight.

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.

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.

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.

Scholarly Communication, Shakespeare, Human Rights, Religious Leaders, plus Statista Online | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

An essential, cohesive work that will be invaluable to researchers; Black’s work brings Shakespeare readers and scholars new knowledge, insight, and delight; for those without the earlier volumes, this works as a go-to resource on the topic of human rights; those looking to get a leg up on the competition in local and international markets will find a powerful tool in Statista

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

Nonfiction on Soviet & Latin American Art, Fashion Books, Bruce Lee, Julian of Norwich, Omega-3s, the Soul of America | Review Alert: June 1, 2018

For the initiated, a pleasing introduction to Simone Weil; fans of Bruce Lee will flock to this title, as will anyone interested in pop culture; this documented account of the Pony Express offers a legendary American adventure story; The Ecocentrists is an essential addition for all environmental collections