Archive for August, 2017

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Sports

The September 1 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 336 new reviews and 8 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 you do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Booklist Seeks Interns for 2018
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Booklist Seeks Interns for 2018

Gain valuable publishing experience by becoming an intern for Booklist Publications in Chicago! We hire two interns each season—see below for next year’s application deadlines. Candidates should be available a minimum of 12 hours per week. Please send your cover letter and resume to: Keir Graff, executive editor of Booklist, at kgraff@ala.org. (Be sure to […]

Best New Books, Week of August 29, 2017

Best New Books, Week of August 29, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist!   Adult Fiction  The Burning Girl, by Claire Messud  A Covert Affair, by Susan Mann  An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors, by Curtis Craddock  Death by His Grace, by Kwei Quartey  Glass Houses, by […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 9: Are We Really Going to Talk about the Kid-Orgy?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 9: Are We Really Going to Talk about the Kid-Orgy?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 21-22 Way, way back in Ye Olde Week One, I promised we’d get here. You had your doubts. You’d begun to think I’d imagined the whole thing. Then it happened and you had […]

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: A 3-D Printer Saves a Life

BEAUTY AND THE BEAK: A 3-D Printer Saves a Life

Lynn: In 2007, the bald eagle was removed from the endangered and threatened species list, but it still faces many serious threats. Deborah Lee Rose and Jane Veltkamp clearly outline the eagle’s precarious position in Beauty and the Beak: The True Story of How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle (Aug. […]

Reviews of the Week, with Lauren Oliver, Kristin Cashore, Ken Burns, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Lauren Oliver, Kristin Cashore, Ken Burns, 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 21 through August 25 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, August 21 Ringer, by Lauren Oliver Lyra’s […]

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Eleven Historical Novels for Fans of THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES

Eleven Historical Novels for Fans of THE HEART’S INVISIBLE FURIES

Critics and readers are loving John Boyd’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies. With comparisons to Charles Dickens and John Irving, this sweeping novel follows Cyril Avery from his illegitimate 1945 Irish birth through the next incredible 70 years. A gay man at odds with the treatment of homosexuals in Ireland, he nevertheless finds ways to let love into […]

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Further Reading: Bad Sheriffs

Further Reading: Bad Sheriffs

CNN has reported that the White House has issued the paperwork to pardon Joe Apraio, the extremely controversial former Arizona sheriff who, last month, was found in contempt for disregarding a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants. Like President Trump, writers of crime fiction have long been enamored of troublesome sheriffs. To follow are […]

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Four Thousand Years of Literature, One Podcast

Four Thousand Years of Literature, One Podcast

  Anyone who enjoys reading can benefit from an understanding of literature past. Some may follow an early passion to study literature in depth and earn an English degree; many more who simply wish to familiarize themselves with foundational texts may read independently. Academics and amateurs alike can appreciate the literary lessons and discussions in […]

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Overcoming Summer Fears with Picture Books

Overcoming Summer Fears with Picture Books

Lynn: We love rides, water parks and roller coasters in my family, but it wasn’t always that way! I remember my twin grandsons as we stood in line for their very first “big” ride. Full of bravado, they got quieter and quieter as we got closer and closer to the ride, until it was even […]