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Reviews of the Week: Michael Eric Dyson, Lauren Nicolle Taylor, Jane Hamilton, and More

Reviews of the Week: Michael Eric Dyson, Lauren Nicolle Taylor, Jane Hamilton, 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 February 8–12 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday February 8 The Black Presidency, by Michael […]

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Funny without a Y (Chromosome): 25 Hilarious Books by Women in Media

Funny without a Y (Chromosome): 25 Hilarious Books by Women in Media

The “See! Women ARE funny!” approach to applauding the women who make us laugh is so over. Instead, I present to you this by-no-means-exhaustive list of books by those same ladies (and in one case, a book about them) that’s too full to fit a teacup yorkie in it, let alone a man. It’s a good problem to have. The […]

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What Makes Little Kids Laugh? Bookends Rules of Humor #1

What Makes Little Kids Laugh? Bookends Rules of Humor #1

Lynn and Cindy: To help celebrate Booklist‘s first-ever Spotlight on Humor, we thought we’d examine this fundamental question: what makes little kids laugh? We’re not researchers, but we are veterans of years and years of reading to children and watching their reactions to picture books. Hundreds of picture books have passed through our hands, and as their […]

More Mother-Daughter Discoveries for Fans of Elizabeth Strout’s I Am Lucy Barton

More Mother-Daughter Discoveries for Fans of Elizabeth Strout’s I Am Lucy Barton

As in her powerful debut, Amy and Isabelle, Elizabeth Strout’s new novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, mines the complex relationships between mothers and daughters, exploring the cracks and crevices where unconditional love can hide. Readers who can’t get enough perspective on these complex relationships will enjoy these moving explorations. And Now You Can Go, by Vendela […]

Book Trailer Thursday: Sudden Death

Book Trailer Thursday: Sudden Death

In celebration of the publication of Álvaro Enrigue’s Sudden Death, out this week, Riverhead is releasing a series of videos of staff having a go at phrases in the Purépecha language. Diego Báez calls the book “joyfully disorienting,” and says it will “reward readers who won’t mind feeling like wanderers lost in the increasingly erudite […]

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March 2016 LibraryReads

March 2016 LibraryReads

This month’s LibraryReads have arrived! Below is the list of the top ten books librarians recommended as their favorites, with links to Booklist reviews where available. The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson (Favorite of Favorites)   All Things Cease to Appear, by Elizabeth Brundage Because of Miss Bridgerton, by Julia Quinn Dimestore, by […]