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Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with 10 Excellent Books by Native American Authors

While cities and states across the nation celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, why not pick up one of these outstanding books by an outstanding Native American author? The following ten titles are linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews.   An American Café, by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Ready for a change from the banking career that proved […]

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

Looking for Alaska: Biome Books for Grownups

This month’s Booklist contains a Spotlight on series nonfiction that includes includes two articles about biomes. What if I told you I had no idea what a biome was until I saw these articles? I can’t tell if my education failed me, or a biome is just one of these newfangled terms that Gen Y-ers […]

Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Last month, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, came out to rave reviews and long waiting lists. “The legacy of Lisbeth Salander lives on in the fifth installment of the Millennium series,” wrote Michael Ruzicka in his Booklist review. “Once again, Lagercrantz succeeds in carefully staying […]

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Deep in the Heart of Texas: 23 Books that Celebrate the Lone Star State

Deep in the Heart of Texas: 23 Books that Celebrate the Lone Star State

From ALA.org: In the wake of historic flooding fueled by Hurricane Harvey, the American Library Association (ALA) and the library community continue their commitment to disaster relief efforts within the Gulf Coast Region. “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is being affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and along the Gulf Coast,” said […]

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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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Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Inspiring WWII Stories for Fans of DUNKIRK

Moviegoers who want to stay steeped in the deliciously overwhelming feelings they had watching Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk will find plenty of tales of grit, despair, inspiration, and insurmountable odds while browsing the 940.53s. Librarians can save them a little time and look like heroes themselves by handselling these other retellings of epic events. (And, don’t forget […]

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Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Two hundred years after the author’s death (on July 18, 1817), Jane Austen remains one of the most revered writers in the English language. Beyond the many updated versions of her now-classic plots, contemporary authors continue to explore her themes of love, loyalty, social class, and self-deception. From the wild west and high seas to India […]

Sisterhood of the Barefoot Beach Reads

Sisterhood of the Barefoot Beach Reads

In her latest, The Identicals, queen of coastal women’s fiction Elin Hilderbrand focuses on twin sisters who learn about their other half when they pull a Parent Trap-style swap one summer. Readers who love books about the bonds (and bruises) of sisterhood will get great ideas of what to read next from Rebecca Vnuk’s “Core Collection: Sisters […]

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Ten More Suspense-Drenched Tales for Fans of INTO THE WATER

Ten More Suspense-Drenched Tales for Fans of INTO THE WATER

Following the success of The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins’ second novel, Into the Water, was an instant bestseller. Fans can’t get enough of Hawkins’ twisty, secretive suspense. Fortunately, you can tide them over until her third book with these dark domestic thrillers, linked to their Booklist reviews, where things—and by that, I mean people—are not always […]

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Actual Epistolary Beach Reads

Actual Epistolary Beach Reads

In the May 23, 2017 “Match Book” column in the New York Times Book Review, a reader named Anetra Smith explains that she’s going on a much-needed beach vacation and would like to bring some epistolary novels because she loved The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger and The Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. She received suggestions for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, […]