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This Week on Well Read TV: Emma Donoghue Talks about THE WONDER

This week on Well Read, best-selling, award-winning author Emma Donoghue—of Room (2010) fame—will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent novel, The Wonder (2016), released September 20. A historical thriller set in 1859 Ireland, Donoghue’s latest introduces English nurse Lib Wright and her “unsettling mission”: the care of 11-year-old […]

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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss: A Match Made in Nerd Heaven

Praise Tehlu! Earlier this week, creative powerhouses Lin-Manuel Miranda and Patrick Rothfuss announced that they are teaming up to adapt Rothfuss’s The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear, and the forthcoming The Doors of Stone) into film and television. (And “other media.” Is it too much to hope for […]

Root, Root, Root for the Cubbies: 40 Great Chicago Stories

Root, Root, Root for the Cubbies: 40 Great Chicago Stories

Starting tonight, Wrigley Field will host the World Series for the first time in 71 years. As the Cubs take on the Indians, recommend these Windy City titles to readers who want to know what else makes this toddlin’ town tick. The 42nd Parallel, by John Dos Passos The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul […]

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Identity Unknown: Six Novels about Women Artists

Identity Unknown: Six Novels about Women Artists

The current issue of Booklist, which spotlights the arts, contains an interview with Donna Seaman, our Adult Books Editor and the author of Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. The book presents the lives and achievements of artists who, in spite of their considerable accomplishments, have been marginalized because of their gender. Although many women […]

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2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the fifth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are still under consideration for the American Library Association’s only single-title medal given to books for adults. The two medal winners will be announced at the RUSA Book and Media Awards in […]

This Week on Well Read TV: Amor Towles Talks about A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW

This week on Well Read, author Amor Towles will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, A Gentleman in Moscow (2016), released September 6. Here, Towles trades in the 1930s New York backdrop of his first bestseller, Rules of Civility (2011), for 1920s Moscow, where Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ann Patchett Talks about Commonwealth

This week on Well Read, bestselling author Ann Patchett will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Commonwealth (2016), released September 13. Through five decades, two families, and one decisive divorce, Commonwealth—Patchett’s seventh novel—documents the commitment and the quandaries of the Keating and Cousins families while also raising […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Anuradha Roy Talks about Sleeping on Jupiter

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Anuradha Roy will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Sleeping on Jupiter (2016), a Man Booker Prize nominee released September 6. Through the lives of townspeople and travelers—Badal the tourguide; Nomi the filmmaker; Vidya the vacationer— in the fictional town […]

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Book Trailer Thursday: Tasa’s Song

Inspired by her mother’s memories of growing up in eastern Poland during World War II, Linda Kass’s debut novel, Tasa’s Song (She Writes), follows the plight of Tasa and her Jewish family as they seek shelter in a friend’s underground bunker. For Tasa, recollections of “the sound and feel of her beloved violin” instill hope. […]

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Booklist Partners with WNBA for National Reading Group Month with “Great Group Reads”

Booklist Partners with WNBA for National Reading Group Month with “Great Group Reads”

We’re very pleased to be once again working with the Women’s National Book Association for their National Reading Group Month this October. Want to learn more? The press release below tells all.   Booklist, the American Library Association’s premier review source for public libraries and schools, has been selected once again to collaborate with the Women’s National Book […]

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