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This Week on Well Read TV: Chris Forhan Talks about My Father before Me

This Week on Well Read TV: Chris Forhan Talks about My Father before Me

This week on Well Read, award-winning poet Chris Forhan will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his memoir, My Father before Me (2016), released this June. Forty years following his father’s suicide, Forhan, the fifth of eight children, plumbs the depths of his father’s depression, his family’s silence, and “coming-of-age […]

Reviews of the Week: Ann Patchett, Katharine McGee, Jeffrey Toobin, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Ann Patchett, Katharine McGee, Jeffrey Toobin, 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 July 18 through July 22 below so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, July 18 Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Patchett’s seventh novel (This Is the […]

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

BoJack’s Back! 20+ Books by TV Stars

“BoJack Horseman”—everyone’s favorite cartoon about a wealthy, depressive horse—has returned to Netflix for a third season. As any fan will tell you, the show centers on the trials and tribulations of the erstwhile star of “Horsin’ Around,” a 90’s sitcom about a groovy single horse who adopts two adorable orphans. The show follows BoJack as he revives his […]

2016 RITA Winners Announced

2016 RITA Winners Announced

Romance fans, take heed! This past weekend, Romance Writers of America honored the best romance fiction titles of the year at the ceremony for the RITA Awards, named for the RWA’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada. Here’s a handy list of winners, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible: Best First Book Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Richard Russo Talks about Everybody’s Fool

This Week on Well Read TV: Richard Russo Talks about Everybody’s Fool

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, released in May, Everybody’s Fool (2016). 23 years after the publication of Nobody’s Fool, “an offbeat tale of life in North Bath, New York,” Russo returns to North Bath and […]

Pokémon Trainers Need a Book Break

Pokémon Trainers Need a Book Break

Pokémon Go has taken the nation by storm—you can’t help but run into swarms of people on the streets looking for adorable pocket monsters to collect, power up, and play—even at the library. A not-so-recent phenomenon: books about games that bleed into the real world, which authors have been dreaming up for a very long […]