Author Archive: Eugenia Williamson

Eugenia Williamson is the Associate Editor of Digital Products at Booklist. She worked in bookstores for twelve years, reviews books for The Boston Globe, and writes about books, culture, and politics for several other publications. Follow her on Twitter at @Booklist_Genie.

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Best New Books, Week of August 21, 2017

Best New Books, Week of August 21, 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 Duchess Deal: Girl Meets Duke, by Tessa Dare  Fast Falls the Night, by Julia Keller  If the Creek Don’t Rise, by Leah Weiss The Heart’s Invisible Furies, by John Boyne […]

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Further Reading: Statues

Further Reading: Statues

A side-effect of the events in Charlottesville and the President’s response to them was a reminder that statues—their presence, absence, and context—are pretty darn important. The following novels, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, put statues at the front and center of the drama.    The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley, written […]

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Best New Books, Week of August 15, 2017

Best New Books, Week of August 15, 2017

The following books, all released 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 Doll Funeral, by Kate Hamer  Home Fire, by Kamila Shamsie  How to Behave in a Crowd, by Camille Bordas  Pantheon: The True Story of the Egyptian Deities, by Hamish Steele   […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Cressida Cowell, Joe Hill, Jeff Flake, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Cressida Cowell, Joe Hill, Jeff Flake, 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 7 through August 11 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   August 7 The Wizards of Once, by Cressida Cowell Long before our […]

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The Winners of the 2017 Hugo Award, Reviewed

The Winners of the 2017 Hugo Award, Reviewed

The 2017 Hugo Awards were announced this afternoon in Finland. As The Verge noted, women swept this year’s prizes. Here are the year’s best sci-fi novels, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a full list of nominees and winners, visit the Hugo Awards website.   BEST NOVEL The Obelisk Gate, by N. K. […]

Further Reading: The Fiction of North Korea

Further Reading: The Fiction of North Korea

Editor’s Note: We originally published this feature in February, but recent events have made it extremely timely.       The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on […]

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A Glen Campbell Reader

A Glen Campbell Reader

Glen Campbell died yesterday at the age of 81 from Alzheimer’s, leaving behind an enduring legacy of songs, films, and—you guessed it—books. Below, six titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, that shed light on the entertainer’s long and bumpy life.   The Cake and the Rain, by Jimmy Webb Campbell and Webb maintained a […]

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V. C. Andrews Crosses the Pond

V. C. Andrews Crosses the Pond

Last week, while on vacation in England, I came across a curious sight while browsing the fiction aisles at a charity bookshop in the Cornish countryside: a shelf filled with books by one “Virginia Andrews.” We Americans will recognize the author as one V. C. Andrews, most famous for “Gothic incest classic” Flowers in the […]

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Best New Books, Week of August 7, 2017

Best New Books, Week of August 7, 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  Barely Legal, by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall  Drinks with Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontes, by Glyn Maxwell  The Driver, by Hart Hanson  Emma in the […]

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Best New Books, Week of July 31, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 31, 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  Beast, by Paul Kingsnorth  The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh  The Clockwork Dynasty, by Daniel H. Wilson  The Cottingley Secret, by Hazel Gayton  The Half-Drowned King, by Linnea Hartsuyker  The Promise of Dawn, […]

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