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A Glen Campbell Reader

A Glen Campbell Reader

Glen Campbell died yesterday at the age of 81 from Alzheimer’s, leaving behind an enduring legacy of songs, films, and—you guessed it—books. Below, six titles, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible, that shed light on the entertainer’s long and bumpy life.   The Cake and the Rain, by Jimmy Webb Campbell and Webb maintained a […]

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V. C. Andrews Crosses the Pond

V. C. Andrews Crosses the Pond

Last week, while on vacation in England, I came across a curious sight while browsing the fiction aisles at a charity bookshop in the Cornish countryside: a shelf filled with books by one “Virginia Andrews.” We Americans will recognize the author as one V. C. Andrews, most famous for “Gothic incest classic” Flowers in the […]

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Best New Books, Week of August 7, 2017

Best New Books, Week of August 7, 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  Barely Legal, by Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall  Drinks with Dead Poets: A Season of Poe, Whitman, Byron, and the Brontes, by Glyn Maxwell  The Driver, by Hart Hanson  Emma in the […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 6: Does This Book Have an Ending?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 6: Does This Book Have an Ending?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 13-16 We’re grinding down a bit here. If you’re like me, fellow readers, you’re starting to wonder how many traumatic childhood incidents our adult Losers’ Club needs to relive before the diminishing returns […]

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Reviews of the Week with James McBride, Al Gore, Celeste Ng, and more!

Reviews of the Week with James McBride, Al Gore, Celeste Ng, 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 July 31 through August 4 so that you can revisit the week’s best books. July 31 Five-Carat Soul, by James McBride McBride’s (Kill ’em and Leave, 2016) […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on SF/Fantasy & Horror

The August issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 367 new reviews and 9 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 for […]

Favorite Manga Series, Part 2: Bakuman through What Did You Eat Yesterday?
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Favorite Manga Series, Part 2: Bakuman through What Did You Eat Yesterday?

Ready to get graphic? If you’re new to the genre, might I suggest you go directly to the godfather of manga, the late Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989). Astro Boy ring a bell? Speed Racer? Kimba the White Lion? “There’s a reason why the Japanese call [him] the God of Comics,” says Gene Luen Yang, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s […]

2017 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Announced

2017 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Announced

Always one of my favorite literary awards, the winner of the 39th annual Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been announced: The Commuter Pig Keeper: A Comprehensive Guide to Keeping Pigs when Time is Your Most Precious Commodity, by Michaela Giles, edged out runner-up Renniks Australian Pre-Decimal & Decimal Coin Errors: The Premier […]

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 5: Is the Real Monster Old Age?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 5: Is the Real Monster Old Age?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 10-12 & THE THIRD INTERLUDE So now we shift to the adults. Like nearly everything else in IT, King serves us up an irresistible scenario: a class reunion of sorts. Is anything (beside maybe […]

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Best New Books, Week of July 31, 2017

Best New Books, Week of July 31, 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  Beast, by Paul Kingsnorth  The Blinds, by Adam Sternbergh  The Clockwork Dynasty, by Daniel H. Wilson  The Cottingley Secret, by Hazel Gayton  The Half-Drowned King, by Linnea Hartsuyker  The Promise of Dawn, […]

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