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Author Archive: Carolyn Kelly

Carolyn Kelly is currently an intern for Booklist. A senior at Princeton University, she is studying English. When she isn’t reading a wide array of literature to try and decide what work to write about for her undergraduate thesis, she can be found trying to win tickets in the Hamilton lottery.

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Book Trailer Thursday: ALONE by Chabouté

The trailer for Chabouté’s Alone (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster), an award-winning graphic novel and international bestseller newly available in English, introduces readers to the solitary life of a lighthouse-keeper stationed in the middle of the ocean. The hermit has only fish and a dictionary to occupy his days—until the sailor responsible for his provisions begins […]

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Best New Books, Week of July 10, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 10, 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  A Catalog of Birds, by Laura Harrington  Alone, by Christophe Chabouté, translated by Ivanka Hahnenberger  Conversations with Friends, by Sally Rooney  Dark Saturday, by Nicci French  Death on Delos, by Gary […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: WATCH ME DISAPPEAR

In Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown, Billie Flanagan finds trips to the wilderness of Northern California to be a welcome reprieve from Berkeley motherhood. After Billie vanishes while hiking alone, leaving only a destroyed cell phone and a hiking boot, her heartbroken husband and teenage daughter must come to terms with her presumed death. […]

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Best New Books, Week of July 3, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 3, 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  Chasing Down a Dream, by Beverly Jenkins  Egypt’s Sister, by Angela Hunt  Scandalous Ever After, by Theresa Romain  The Graybar Hotel, by Curtis Dawkins  The Hidden, by Sally Spencer  The Reason You’re […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Bed-Stuy Is Burning

In the book trailer for Brian Platzer’s debut Bed-Stuy Is Burning (Atria/Simon & Schuster), violence simmers at the edges of a neighborhood: a park bench, a sidewalk, and an artist’s studio provide a setting for anxieties and tensions unleashed. Platzer’s novel unfolds over the course of a single day in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, when emotions are running […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Sherman Alexie Talks about YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

This week on Well Read, award-winning prose writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. The book traces his life story from birth, through his escape from the reservation and its traumatic legacies, to his groundbreaking writing […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: The Party

The book trailer for Robyn Harding’s new domestic drama The Party (Simon & Schuster/Scout) gives tantalizing glimpses into the crisis that arises when Hannah Sanders’ sweet-sixteenth goes sour. A tragic turn to the party at the Sanders’ house will reveal the secrets behind the wealthy family’s superficial perfection—no matter how badly Hannah’s mother wants to pretend […]

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