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Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 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  Augustown, by Kei Miller  The Dying Detective, by Leif G. W. Persson  Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton  A Good Country, by Laleh Khadivi  Isadora, by Amelia Gray  The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, 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 May 15 through 19 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   May 15 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, by David Garrow Garrow makes some unusual stylistic […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Title: Riverdale Starring: K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry First Aired: 2016- Where you can watch it: Netflix (the second season premieres next year on The CW) Riverdale is all swirling mist, neon pulsing through the darkness of the night, and a dead […]

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Murakami in the Details: What to Read After MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

Murakami in the Details: What to Read After MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

The wait is over: Haruki Murakami’s latest collection of short stories hit shelves last week and yes, indeed—Men Without Women is a definitive seven-part delight. But once you’ve finished, the waiting begins yet again, oh sigh, for Maestro Murakami’s next book. In the meantime, we’ve prepared a mix-and-match pairing of these latest stories with some of Murakami’s older titles—a […]

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Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Bill Loehfelm (Let the Devil Out, Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows) tells us about the New Orleans locales and music that inspired The Devil’s Muse, the latest book […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Hari Kunzru Talks about WHITE TEARS

This week on Well Read, author and journalist Hari Kunzru will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his fifth novel, White Tears, released March 14. Following two white men from “disparate, dysfunctional family backgrounds” and their abrupt—and fateful—rise to musical stardom, Kunzru’s latest is an “ambitious and sprawling” brew of […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 266 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t registered […]

Small-Press Lineup: Cassava Republic Press

Small-Press Lineup: Cassava Republic Press

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again!     Legal Name and Alias: Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Co-founder and Publishing Director   Accomplices: Emma Shercliff: Sales […]

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Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge

  Last fall, to commemorate Roald Dahl’s hundredth birthday, the late author’s estate and publisher launched a year-long celebration of all things Dahl. (We celebrated by eating crow—to read all about how Booklist has slagged off Dahl’s writing over the years, click here.) In March, the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and others kicked off Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge—a contest that closes […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: TWIN PEAKS

Title: Twin Peaks Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Lara Flynn Boyle First aired: 1990-1991; new season begins May 21, 2017 Where you can watch it: Netflix, Showtime “So now the sadness comes, the revelation. There is a depression after an answer is given. It was almost fun not knowing. Yes, now we know. […]

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