Suspense Author on Her Latest Book | LJ Talks to Linda Howard

Alabama-based author Linda Howard published her first book in 1982 and deservedly received the Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005. Her latest romantic suspense is a fascinating tale of paramilitary men and women facing battles of their own and of others’ making. According to LJ’s starred review, The Woman Left Behind (Morrow, […]

Fathers & Farewells | Memoir

In his final memoir column, Derek Sanderson focuses on fatherhood and finding one’s way.

The Shape of Water: The Novel | Oscars 2018

Daniel Kraus’s The Shape of Water is no ordinary novelization of Guillermo del Toro’s Oscar-winning movie.

Intersectional Feminism | Collection Development

Today’s intersectional feminism focuses on solidarity among social justice movements as well as shared responsibility for equality. These 27 resources will energize any collection.

Mixing Business and Pleasure | Erotica Reviews

This month’s titles feature smart women thriving, or sometimes just surviving, at their place of business—and getting in some action after hours, as well.

The Art of the Short Story: 16 New Collections Reveal the Best of a Flourishing Genre

Not just fun but full of smart ideas; well-observed, unexpected writing for fans and more; top-notch, in-your-face work from the priceless Millet; excellent reading for those who value meditative, beautiful storytelling; not all these stories startle, but Sachdeva is a writer to watch; a heartfelt and well-crafted work

Memoirs of Merit

Gurba, a writer for our times, brings a powerful perspective; this thrilling story of one woman’s search for truth and her place in the world is an early candidate for memoir of the year; O’Farrell’s work emphasizes the body’s desire to fight for survival, even as it takes on challenges from all sides; an engrossing read for all, even those who don’t know their folk music history

Spring/Summer Bests | Debut Novels

LJ‘s Prepub Alert editor picks early spring titles you should order now and late spring and summer works you should have on your radar.

Cooking with Team Voracious | What We’re Reading & Watching

The WWR/W team is gobbling up books, cooking and otherwise, including vegan and Instant Pot cookbooks, debuts, coming-of-age memoirs, Nigerian-based sf, and historical fiction.

LJ Talks to Naomi Hirahara

After six mysteries starring elderly Japanese American gardener and World War II atomic bombing survivor Mas Arai, Naomi Hirahara brings her Edgar Award–winning series to a close in her March release, Hiroshima Boy.