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Reviews of the Week: C. W. Gortner, Kiersten White, Alan Furst, and More

Reviews of the Week: C. W. Gortner, Kiersten White, Alan Furst, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from April 25–29 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday April 25 Marlene, by C. W. Gortner […]

2016 Hugo Award Finalists

2016 Hugo Award Finalists

Here come the 2016 Hugos! See the finalists for Best Novel below, linked to Booklist reviews when available. You can see the rest of the nominees here. Best Novel   Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie   The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher   The Fifth Season, by N. K. Jemisin   Seveneves: […]

This Week on Well Read: Adam Hochschild Talks about Spain in Our Hearts

This Week on Well Read: Adam Hochschild Talks about Spain in Our Hearts

This week on Well Read, best-selling author Adam Hochschild will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work of historical nonfiction, released in March, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939 (2016). Renowned for his gripping investigations of history’s most troubling eras—examining the bloodshed and […]

Reviews of the Week: Russell Banks, Firoozeh Dumas, Mary Roach, and More

Reviews of the Week: Russell Banks, Firoozeh Dumas, Mary Roach, and More

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from April 18–22 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday April 18 Voyager: Travel Writings, by Russell […]

Love Your Mother: 10 Earth Day Reads

Love Your Mother: 10 Earth Day Reads

Every day is earth day for humans, and reading about the state of our planet should be part of everyone’s book choices. Environmentally oriented books include scientific inquiries into climate change, energy sources, extinction, and all the thorny social and political implications of environmental troubles. But reading “green” can also include clever and surprising ecofiction, […]

5 Books to Celebrate the Guitar God

5 Books to Celebrate the Guitar God

Today the multitalented, enigmatic Prince passed away at the age of 57, leaving a hole the size of Texas in American entertainment and music. Luckily he left us with over 50 albums, unbelievable stories of personal interactions and achievement, and one of the greatest Superbowl halftime shows of all time. These books capture his contribution. […]