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Scary Indiana: Crime Fiction from the Crossroads of America

Scary Indiana: Crime Fiction from the Crossroads of America

Maybe it was Tuesday’s hotly contested Republican primary in the Hoosier state. Or maybe it’s the fact that I haven’t been able to get Rowdy Yates’ Bring Me the Head of Yorkie Goodman out of my head (which, fortunately, is still attached to my shoulders). Either way, I’ve been thinking about Indiana, and given that it’s Mystery […]

Reviews of the Week: Phil Knight, Jason Reynolds, Sarah J. Maas, and More

Reviews of the Week: Phil Knight, Jason Reynolds, Sarah J. Maas, 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 May 2–6 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday May 2 Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight […]

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Love after War: 26 Wounded Warrior Romances

Love after War: 26 Wounded Warrior Romances

Some of you may have noticed that there’s been an influx of wounded warrior romances. Several schools of thought exist on why, but it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that these brave men and women have fought for our country (thank you!) and are now suffering, and writers are transforming that struggle into powerful […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: Pushing Daisies

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Pushing Daisies

Title: Pushing Daisies Starring: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, and Kristin Chenoweth First aired: October 2007–June 2009 (ABC) Where you can watch it: Amazon, iTunes, Google Play The facts are these . . . This short-lived but well-loved series stars Lee Pace as Ned, an adorable pie shop owner with the ability to resurrect […]

For Fans of Lilac Girls, 15 More Unforgettable WWII Reads

For Fans of Lilac Girls, 15 More Unforgettable WWII Reads

Martha Hall Kelly’s Lilac Girls is all the buzz, with book groups and individual readers fascinated by the way the horrors of WWII brought out both the best an the worst in people. Be prepared to help patrons discover other stories of faith, fear, and courage in the face of unimaginable cruelty.   All the Light We Cannot See, […]

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The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2016

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2016

For the past 20 years Booklist has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring. For the past seven years, we’ve enhanced that coverage online during May—which we’ve dubbed Mystery Month. As we launch the 2016 edition, we’re reprinting this list from the May 1 issue of Booklist.    Comic caper novels, psychological thrillers, and history-mystery blends dominate the best […]

Reviews of the Week: C. W. Gortner, Kiersten White, Alan Furst, and More

Reviews of the Week: C. W. Gortner, Kiersten White, Alan Furst, 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 April 25–29 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday April 25 Marlene, by C. W. Gortner […]

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Reviews of the Week: Russell Banks, Firoozeh Dumas, Mary Roach, and More

Reviews of the Week: Russell Banks, Firoozeh Dumas, Mary Roach, 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 April 18–22 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday April 18 Voyager: Travel Writings, by Russell […]

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Forever Violet: A Whimsical Book Display for Purple-Loving Prince

Forever Violet: A Whimsical Book Display for Purple-Loving Prince

Color coordination is an essential tool for quick book displays. We display red books for Valentine’s Day, and green books for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s only fitting that a book display honoring Prince would be violet in hue and theme. Celebrate the artist’s unique style and sense of playfulness with a whimsical tribute to the […]

Love Your Mother: 10 Earth Day Reads

Love Your Mother: 10 Earth Day Reads

Every day is earth day for humans, and reading about the state of our planet should be part of everyone’s book choices. Environmentally oriented books include scientific inquiries into climate change, energy sources, extinction, and all the thorny social and political implications of environmental troubles. But reading “green” can also include clever and surprising ecofiction, […]

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