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Don’t Miss “Top 5” at PLA—Your Fast Guide to Authors You Should Know

Don’t Miss “Top 5” at PLA—Your Fast Guide to Authors You Should Know

If you’re just seeing this now and you’re at PLA, I hope you’ll come over to room 102/104/106 at 10:45 a.m. For four Public Library Association conferences in a row now I’ve been joined by a panel of rock-star readers’ advisors for a program we like to call the “Top 5.” This is where we take […]

Take Me out to the Ballgame: 36 Romances for Opening Day

Take Me out to the Ballgame: 36 Romances for Opening Day

There’s nothing like a man who knows his way around the pitch to fill a woman with baseball fever. And now that spring is here, the bases are being loaded. If you’re looking for a home run of a read to get you ready for opening day we’ve got just the thing with this list […]

Reviews of the Week: Jeffery Self, Jennifer Haigh, Terry Tempest Williams, and More

Reviews of the Week: Jeffery Self, Jennifer Haigh, Terry Tempest 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 March 28–April 1 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday March 28 Drag Teen, by Jeffery […]

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Patty Duke’s Call Me Anna and 15 Other Tales of Growing Up in the Spotlight

Patty Duke’s Call Me Anna and 15 Other Tales of Growing Up in the Spotlight

Actress Patty Duke has died. The Academy Award winner wrote about her experiences as child star in her 1987 memoir Call Me Anna; then, in 1992, she bravely shared her struggle with manic depressive illness in A Brilliant Madness. Readers curious to hear what others have to say about the life of a child star will find compelling […]

Jim Harrison, R.I.P.: A Bibliography

Jim Harrison, R.I.P.: A Bibliography

Jim Harrison, novelist, poet, essayist, and man of prodigious appetites, died Saturday at his Arizona home. Strongly associated with his boyhood home of Michigan and also Montana, where he summered in later years—often compared to Hemingway, if more for his personality than his prose—he leaves behind a huge and highly respected body of work. In the […]

Reviews of the Week: Richelle Mead, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Lisa Unger, and More

Reviews of the Week: Richelle Mead, Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, Lisa Unger, 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 March 21–25 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, March 21 Dictator, by Robert Harris, read […]

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Trapped in the Nest: 10 Tales of Family Dysfunction

Trapped in the Nest: 10 Tales of Family Dysfunction

One of this spring’s most buzzed about books is Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s The Nest. The four adult Plumb siblings are supposed to get their inheritance when the youngest one turns 40. Plans go awry when their mother uses it to bail their ne’er-do-well brother Leo out of another inebriated jam. Readers who relish reading about other families’ foibles […]

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Reviews of the Week: Nick Hayes, Trina Robbins, William Joyce, and More

Reviews of the Week: Nick Hayes, Trina Robbins, William Joyce, 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 March 14–18 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday March 14 The Dark Island, by Scott […]

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2015 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

2015 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) award winners for publishing year 2015 were announced at a ceremony in New York last night. NBCC, regarded as one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, recognizes excellence in six different categories every year. The titles are selected by a committee of editors, reviewers, and critics. The winners are […]

Seven Not-So Brief Biographies of Physicists

Seven Not-So Brief Biographies of Physicists

Many people celebrated Pi Day (3.14) with a slice of gooey pastry. Others paid homage to the scientists who proved that it’s all relative—and they’re not alone. Carlo Rovelli’s New York Times best-seller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics proves readers have an appetite for books that explore what we know, and how we know it, about matter and motion. American […]

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