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Reviews of the Week: Jim Murphy, Richard Mabey, John Dvorak, and More
By December 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Jim Murphy, Richard Mabey, John Dvorak, 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 November 30–December 4 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday November 30 Breakthrough! How Three People […]

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Holiday Romance: ‘Tis the Season!

Holiday Romance: ‘Tis the Season!

The holidays are coming fast and furious, as they seem to do each year. The leftover oranges and blacks of Halloween haven’t even reached the clearance aisle when the blues, silvers, reds, greens, and golds begin to replace them. Thanksgiving is just a speed bump as we race to the end of the year and […]

Filming the 1950s: 19 Big Screen Adaptations for Fans of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

Filming the 1950s: 19 Big Screen Adaptations for Fans of Colm Tóibín’s Brooklyn

Audiences and critics can’t stop talking about the beautiful new movie based on Colm Tóibín’s 2009 novel, Brooklyn. Fans of books set in the 1950s might enjoy these other mid-century tales that have been transposed onto the big screen.     Bastard out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison Chocolat, by Joanne Harris Cool Hand Luke, by Donn Pearce Different […]

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2015 LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites
By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

2015 LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites

The 2015 LibraryReads “Favorite of Favorites” list is here! Librarians voted for their top titles from the 110 books honored between October 2014 and September 2015. Check out the top ten below,  each linked to its Booklist review. Click here to learn more about LibraryReads’ “Favorite of Favorites” voting process and here to add your voice to the conversation. The Girl […]

Three Books to Read if You Like Drunk History
By November 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Three Books to Read if You Like Drunk History

I’m a fan of Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Sure, having intoxicated people stumble their way through famous episodes of America’s past while costumed actors act them out, lip-synching every belch, candid aside, and trip of the tongue can get a little formulaic, but like a Manhattan made with four parts bourbon, one part sweet vermouth, and one part dry vermouth—it’s […]

14 More Fictional Crossovers for Fans of Gregory Maguire’s After Alice

14 More Fictional Crossovers for Fans of Gregory Maguire’s After Alice

Have you ever read a book that was so good the characters seemed to leap off the page? How about off the page and into another book? Gregory Maguire’s new book, After Alice, is the latest in a long line of literary crossovers. Readers who enjoy seeing a new take on old favorites will love […]

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Reviews of the Week: Scarlett Dunn, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pharrell Williams, and More
By November 20, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Scarlett Dunn, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Pharrell Williams, 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 November 16–20 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, November 16 Passover: Festival of Freedom, by […]

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Reviews of the Week: Neil Gaiman, Alister McGrath, Jon Meacham, and More
By November 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Reviews of the Week: Neil Gaiman, Alister McGrath, Jon Meacham, 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 November 9–13 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, November 9 The Trouble with Destiny, by […]

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Dead Ducks, Flat Rabbits, and Buried Birds: Picture Books for the Morbidly Minded
By November 11, 2015 2 Comments Read More →

Dead Ducks, Flat Rabbits, and Buried Birds: Picture Books for the Morbidly Minded

Although she was best known for her adorable Goodnight, Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Margaret Wise Brown had a darker side, as shown by the publication (posthumously, which is appropriate) of a re-illustrated edition of The Dead Bird (1938). But the veteran children’s-book author clearly understood children. While parents are all too eager to usher their kids past […]

Do You Want to Build an Abominable Snowman? Picture Books about Yetis Are a Cool Trend
By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Do You Want to Build an Abominable Snowman? Picture Books about Yetis Are a Cool Trend

In terms of reputation, they’ve always been a little on the outskirts. They lack the notoriety of Bigfoot, the oddness of the chupacabra, the coyness of Nessie. But for whatever reason, this elusive cryptid has experienced a recent surge in popularity—especially when illustrated as a snuggly winter friend. Below, find a collection of picture books […]