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The Middlesteins Coming to Showtime

The Middlesteins Coming to Showtime

The Middlesteins (2012), Jami Attenberg’s beloved, bestselling novel of familial dysfunction and food addiction will, with any luck, soon become a half-hour television series on Showtime. According to The Hollywood Reporter, erstwhile CBS executive Nina Tassler, writer / producer Liz Tigelaar (Casual, Nashville, Revenge), and Girls writer Jason Kim helm the project, currently in development. If it goes forward, the show will […]

Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Reviews of the Week: Ransom Riggs, T.C. Boyle, and more!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 15 through August 19 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Tales of the Peculiar, by Ransom Riggs Fans of Riggs’ Miss Peregrine series […]

Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

Let’s Hear It for the Boys, Title Trend Edition

The literary field is thronged with daughters, wives and girls. This summer, we compiled lists—long, long lists—of novels featuring daughter, wife, and girl in their titles. In the end, we found more than 550 published in the last 20 years. Most recently, we’ve turned our gaze to the male half of the population, seeking out books […]

September 2016 LibraryReads

September 2016 LibraryReads

September 2016 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten September titles chosen by librarians below, linked to Booklist reviews where available (and look for the rest to be reviewed in our next issue). Did you know that any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads? Vote for your favorite titles vote for your […]

Have We Got a Story For You: The Inquisitor’s Tale

Have We Got a Story For You: The Inquisitor’s Tale

Lynn: When I first came across The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog (Sept. 2016), I wondered if the book was a retelling of the Jeanne d’Arc story. While the French love their Jeanne, hers has never been my favorite story; heroines burned at the stake are not exactement my glass of wine. It […]

Reviews of the Week: Traci Chee, James Gleick, Anna Banks, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Traci Chee, James Gleick, Anna Banks, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and / or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from August 8 through August 12 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, August 8  Time Travel, by James Gleick Against Kingsley Amis’ skeptical […]