Archive for January, 2016

Reviews of the Week: Sarah Dooley, Kwame Alexander, Randy Wayne White, and More
By January 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Sarah Dooley, Kwame Alexander, Randy Wayne White, 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 January 25–29 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday January 25 Andy Warhol was a Hoarder, […]

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Something New: Janet Fox’s Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Something New: Janet Fox’s Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

Lynn: I am beset by my annual dilemma. Should I leap happily into reading the tempting new books rolling out in the new publishing year, or grab a last few inviting but unread stories from last year’s to-read stack? ACK! I can’t bear to leave books behind so I always end up trying to do both […]

By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Silent History

Before FSG released a print version of The Silent History in the summer of 2014, the book began in an altogether unique format: as a serially published interactive app created by Eli Horowitz, former publisher of McSweeney’s, with a team of writers and designers. Some passages even remain unseeable until the app user reaches a […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Multicultural Literature
By January 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Multicultural Literature

The February 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 226 new reviews and 9 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 haven’t […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Jon Meacham Talks about Destiny and Power

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest political biography, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush (2015). Known for a slew of New York Times bestsellers—from American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House […]

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Three Books to Read if You Like The Revenant
By January 27, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Three Books to Read if You Like The Revenant

So you saw The Revenant, did you? It’s possible you showed up for latest cocktail-swirling stylings of Leo DiCap (that’s what I call him; he calls me “Krazi K”) only to be walloped by nearly three hours of bear attacks, gushing wounds, head scalpings, guts-extractings, extremity-severings, mud-writhings, snow-freezings, and, you know, whatnot. The Revenant treated you like dirt and you liked […]

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“Magic Is Not to Be Dicked around With”: The Magicians Trilogy Meets Syfy

“Magic Is Not to Be Dicked around With”: The Magicians Trilogy Meets Syfy

Lev Grossman’s fan-favorite Magicians trilogy has debuted on the Syfy channel as a new TV series. While the critical reception has been mixed, viewers chatting online seemed to enjoy themselves immensely. One drawback, though, is that Syfy made the premiere episode available in advance of its small-screening, so I’m not entirely sure how many people made the […]

Get to Know the Danvers High-School Book Group
By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Get to Know the Danvers High-School Book Group

We’re happy to have heard from all kinds of book groups for our Get to Know a Book Group series. This student book group from Danvers, Massachusetts, is both student and administrator directed, incorporating students’ reading goals while utilizing librarian recommendations and programming. Leader: Ms. Ann Distasio *     *     * When, […]

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Two Daring First Novels: Kathleen Spivack’s Unspeakable Things and Paul Goldberg’s The Yid
By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Two Daring First Novels: Kathleen Spivack’s Unspeakable Things and Paul Goldberg’s The Yid

Two acclaimed nonfiction writers examine the before and after of World War II, respectively, prewar Europe and postwar Russia—both imperiled by tyrants. Kathleen Spivack and Paul Goldberg may be first-time novelists, but they are seasoned writers. Spivack is a poet and author of the memoir, With Robert Lowell and His Circle (2012). Goldberg is a journalist who […]

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Publishing U: Historical Research and Making Stuff Up
By January 26, 2016 1 Comments Read More →

Publishing U: Historical Research and Making Stuff Up

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. This latest addition to the Publishing U series comes from Michael Grant, whose latest novel, Front Lines, goes on sale today and earned a rave review from Booklist‘s Sarah Hunter. We’re delighted to share […]