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Reviews of the Week: with Adrian McKinty, Bryan Cranston, Cao Wenxuan, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Adrian McKinty, Bryan Cranston, Cao Wenxuan, 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 February 13 through 17 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. Monday, February 13  Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, by Adrian McKinty The chronicles […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Mark K. Shriver Talks about PILGRIMAGE

This Week on Well Read TV: Mark K. Shriver Talks about PILGRIMAGE

This week on Well Read, former Maryland state legislator Mark K. Shriver (son of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver) will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work of historical nonfiction, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis (2016), released November 29. In it, Shriver yearns “for a church […]

The Latest BOOKLIST: Spotlight on Biography

The Latest BOOKLIST: Spotlight on Biography

The February 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 258 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but […]

WE ARE OKAY: Talking Loss, San Francisco, and Queer Teen Love Stories with Nina LaCour

WE ARE OKAY: Talking Loss, San Francisco, and Queer Teen Love Stories with Nina LaCour

From her first novel, Hold Still, Nina LaCour has entranced readers with the honesty of her characters’ emotions, whether love, guilt, grief, or a heart-wrenching combination of all three. In her latest novel, the extraordinary We Are Okay (out today), protagonist Marin leaves her home in San Francisco after the death of her beloved Gramps to attend college […]

Happily Ever After: Fairy-Tale Romance

Happily Ever After: Fairy-Tale Romance

Fairy tales and myths have always been a popular source of inspiration. From television shows like Once Upon a Time and Grimm to movies like Enchanted, Tangled, and the latest adaptation of Cinderella, there’s something about the core elements of these stories that allows them to be easily updated or transformed. Romance novels in particular share […]

Metaphysical Audio Audacity: LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders

Metaphysical Audio Audacity: LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders

A tour de force of audiobook production and a dazzling realization of Saunders’ unique authorial structure. This is a sneak preview from the March 1 issue of Booklist. Subscribe now! Short-form master Saunders’ debut novel grabs attention with audiobook audacity: a record-breaking cast of 166 voices, showcasing stars, including Susan Sarandon and Rainn Wilson, as well […]