Tag: adult fiction

Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   You can’t trip over a rock without hearing something about Russia these days. And what’s true for the news is also true for good, recent fiction for adults. The following recommended novels about Russia and Russians, linked […]

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Five Novels about Literary Uncoupling for Fans of A SEPARATION

Five Novels about Literary Uncoupling for Fans of A SEPARATION

Katie Kitamura’s second novel, A Separation, has been making the rounds as the next gotta-read-it title. (And I’ve spotted it more than a few times on the train lately.) It is no surprise, given the book’s intriguing details—missing spouse, a marriage besmirched by apparent indifference and frequent cheating—with Greece as their backdrop. But then, literary uncoupling has […]

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Men Breaking the Rules (by Writing Believable Women’s Fiction)

Men Breaking the Rules (by Writing Believable Women’s Fiction)

While I love all of our Spotlights, I have a special place in my heart for the women’s fiction issue (after all, I wrote the book(s) on the topic!). In the very first Women’s Fiction Spotlight that I contributed to, I wrote up “Rebecca’s Rules: Defining Women’s Fiction,” since the term is so vague. (It’s not […]

Posted in: Backlist

This Week on Well Read TV: Katie Kitamura Talks about A SEPARATION

This week on Well Read, author-journalist Katie Kitamura will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her third work of fiction, A Separation, released February 7. In this “probing psychological tale,” an unnamed narrator treks to Greece in search of her estranged husband, Christopher. Expecting to find him researching mourning rituals […]

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Seven Books for Fans of MISSING RICHARD SIMMONS

Seven Books for Fans of MISSING RICHARD SIMMONS

Did you know Richard Simmons is missing? Well, he is! Sort of. As the new podcast Missing Richard Simmons puts it, the beloved fitness guru “ghosted the world” back in 2014. The show delves into the reasons why he might have done so in the most suspenseful and entertaining way imaginable. (Are you listening to it? You should […]

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Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading: North Korea

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   The three-generation Kim Dynasty has made North Korea one of the most reviled—and ridiculed—nations in the world. Memes depicting Kim Jong-un laughing about the fact that he’s “no longer the craziest leader” keep popping up on social […]

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Moonshine for a Review? Adulting Looks Like Fun

Moonshine for a Review? Adulting Looks Like Fun

  Cindy: I’m used to getting some strange marketing packages from publishers, but this week a notable one showed up: a book called If the Creek Don’t Rise by Leah Weiss, a box of buttermilk biscuit mix, and a small, empty bottle of branded moonshine. Wait. Moonshine? Why is my bottle empty? Fortunately, before I accused […]

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Further Reading: Airplanes

Further Reading: Airplanes

The weekend news cycle, dominated by the fallout from President Trump’s travel ban, focused, in part, on those stranded in and protesting at airports across the United States. Planes and airports have long fascinated writers and readers alike. To follow, a list of titles about air travel, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible.   Biggles […]

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Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading: Crowds

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.       Crowds have been very much in the news this past week: crowds large and small, violent and calm, paid and unpaid. For a terrifying (and terrifyingly well-written) look at the danger of crowds, read John […]

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RUSA Book and Media Awards

RUSA Book and Media Awards

On Sunday, the ALA’s Reference and User Services Association awarded the Carnegie medals for excellence in fiction and nonfiction—but they weren’t the only adult titles recognized. Here are three others RUSA honored this weekend at their annual Book and Media Awards ceremony, linked to their Booklist reviews when available. For a complete list of notable titles and […]