Nonfiction: Maps, the Politics of “Christian,” Cycle Touring, and Richard Diebenkorn | Xpress Reviews

Bonnett’s exploration of areas unmarked on any map will delight fans of geography and cartography; a ubiquitous word in American politics that is deceptively difficult to pin down; sure to inspire many cycling odysseys; an accomplished bio of an exceptional, revered American master

Fiction from Andrews, Roberts, Ware, and Debuter Thomas | Xpress Reviews

Mainly for Andrews’s fans; Roberts does an excellent job of creating sympathetic and relatable characters with real-life problems; Thomas writes with confident verve and a gift for expressive dialog; Ware’s fourth novel is her best yet

E-Originals from Edwards, Lincoln, and Meader | Xpress Reviews

This feels like a travelog of the time period, with little payoff for new readers; Lincoln’s writing is engaging—for those who love sports-based romances; readers will enjoy the family dynamics of the band-of-brothers hockey team and the women they adore

New to the Best Seller Lists | Book Pulse

Circe by Madeline Miller tops the fiction NYT bestsellers list while The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward does the same on the USA Today list. The Jurassic World trailer is trending and James Comey continues his book blitz.

Geography, April 2018 | Best Sellers

June 2017 to date as identified by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO

Genre News | Book Pulse

James Cameron is hosting a documentary series on sf. Jacqueline Carey is retelling Kushiel’s Dart through the eyes of the character Joscelin Verreuil. LitHub interviews book critic Ron Charles (who sounds like a librarian) while librarian Nancy Pearl interviews Luis Alberto Urrea, The House of Broken Angels

2018 Pulitzer Prize Winners Announced

On Monday, April 16, the 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced before a hushed crowd in the recently renovated Joseph Pulitzer World Room at Columbia University’s Pulitzer Hall. The announcement was made by Dana Canedy, administrator of the awards and herself someone to be celebrated. Formerly a senior editor at the New York Times, where […]

The Pulitzer Prizes | Book Pulse

The Pulitzer Prizes are announced and the reviews for James Comey continue to roll in. Susan Orlean’s next book will be about the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and W.W. Norton begins a new imprint for young readers.

Timely Debuts from Markely, Rojas Contreras, Meyerson, & Weisman; Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills from Del Árbol, Nugent, Griffiths | Fiction: May 1, 2018

Johnson’s gem of a novel tells of a place and its people so vivid that readers won’t want their stories to end; Meyerson’s sweet debut is filled with family, love, and healing; the coveted book of summer, Weisberger’s latest is sure to be in high demand; the latest addition to Griffiths’s “Ruth Galloway” series is one of the best; fans of CWA Gold Dagger Award–winning series will dive into the scrum of Herron’s fifth outing; once again, Kepnes explores love and devotion on the fringes

Authors Bala, Rao, St. Aubyn, Ishiguro; Filmmakers Suzuki, Wilder, Bergman, & Michael Moore | Audio & Video: May 1, 2018

These Girls will surely be bright beacons in all library collections; recommended for libraries where lighter self-improvement and parenting books are popular; this work deserves to stand on its own and belongs on the same shelf with other contemporary classics of the true crime genre; this stepped-up Blu-ray incarnation of an enduring Hollywood classic is a keeper; recommended for all history and Americana collections