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Appreciating Wildlife with Ted and Betsy Lewin

Appreciating Wildlife with Ted and Betsy Lewin

Lynn: For many of us, summer is a chance to travel. I love to travel, but if I can’t, I will happily read about someone else’s adventures. Here’s a fabulous new book that will scratch that travel itch just by reading it: How to Babysit a Leopard: And other True Stories from Our Travels across […]

Reviews of the Week: Lily Tuck, Eric Carle, David E. Hoffman, Libba Bray, and Walter Dean Myers

Reviews of the Week: Lily Tuck, Eric Carle, David E. Hoffman, Libba Bray, and Walter Dean Myers

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 July 27–31 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, July 27th The Double Life of Liliane, by Lily Tuck Tuck […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Once in a Great City

Book Trailer Thursday: Once in a Great City

In this brief video for his Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story (Simon & Schuster), David Maraniss touches on one particular aspect of Detroit’s history—Motown. The book chronicles 18 months, in the early 1960s, of the author’s hometown. Booklist reviewer Vanessa Bush gave the book a starred review, saying “Maraniss captures Detroit just […]

2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

2015 Man Booker Prize Longlist Announced

The Man Booker Prize is one of the leading prizes for high-quality literary fiction written in English. The shortlist will be announced September 15 and winners announced October 13 in London. See the longlist titles below, with Booklist reviews linked when available. Visit the Man Booker Prize website for exclusive interviews, articles, and other news. […]

Is There a Movie in This? Hanging Out with David Foster Wallace at The End of the Tour

Is There a Movie in This? Hanging Out with David Foster Wallace at The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour, which opens nationwide tomorrow, has a funny habit of keeping David Foster Wallace offscreen. He first appears in the film through a tape recorder, as David Lipsky listens to their five-day interview for Rolling Stone in 1996 in the wake of Wallace’s suicide in 2008. But even after the audience meets […]

Summer is for World Building

Summer is for World Building

Lynn: There’s something about fantasy that seems to go perfectly with summer! Maybe because it takes a certain carefree attitude to fully jump into the intricate worlds some fantasy series have. The perfect choice this August is Court of Fives (2015), by Kate Elliott. Elliott, a 1997 World Fantasy Award finalist, is the author of many […]