Tag: adult fiction

Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

Sydney Taylor and National Jewish Book Awards Announced

It was a big day for Jewish book awards yesterday. The Association of Jewish Libraries announced the winners of the annual Sydney Taylor Book Award, intended to honor “books for children and teens that exemplify high literary standards while authentically portraying the Jewish experience.” Meanwhile, the Jewish Book Council announced the winners of the 2016 National […]

LibraryReads February 2017

LibraryReads February 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its February 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today. FAVORITE OF FAVORITES  I See You, by Clare Mackintosh TOP 10 All Our […]

The Decline of Western Civilization: Robert Coover’s HUCK OUT WEST

The Decline of Western Civilization: Robert Coover’s HUCK OUT WEST

What kind of adulthood would you have imagined for Huck Finn? Coover brilliantly envisions what comes next when Huckleberry Finn lights out for the territories. After leaving St. Petersburg with Tom Sawyer, he hits the high and low points of the Wild West Zelig-like, riding for the Pony Express, witnessing the mass hanging of 38 […]

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Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading: Jackie Evancho

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   Jackie Evancho, the platinum-selling singer who, at the age of 10, won America’s Got Talent for her preternaturally precise renditions of Callas and Puccini, will perform at the presidential inauguration. Although her appearance was announced last month, Evancho’s all over the […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Margot Livesey Talks about MERCURY

This week on Well Read, New York Times best-selling author Margot Livesey will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Mercury (2016), released September 27. The tale of a Thoroughbred racehorse (the book’s namesake), ex-equestrian Viv Stephenson, and the depths of dangerous obsession, Mercury, writes Booklist reviewer Carol […]

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Moana Transport Yourself to Hawaii? Try These Novels

Moana Transport Yourself to Hawaii? Try These Novels

The bright, Polynesian setting of Disney’s latest animated feature may have moviegoers eager to escape to sunny shores. Steer them to these books set in the beautiful Hawaii.  Aloha, Mr. Lucky, by Corson Hirschfield   Bird of Another Heaven, by James D. Houston The Curse of Lono, by Hunter S. Thompson The Descendants, by Kaui Hart […]

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The Year’s Midnight, and the Day’s: Winter Solstice Books

The Year’s Midnight, and the Day’s: Winter Solstice Books

The Winter Solstice. In the northern hemisphere it marks the shortest day, and thus the longest night, of the year. The solstice has long been seen as a time of change and uncertainty—the perfect atmosphere for modern writers to set stories that reflect the chill of the haunting dark with murder and mayhem as well […]

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The Carnegie Interview: Michael Chabon

The Carnegie Interview: Michael Chabon

Please enjoy our series of interviews with each of the finalists for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. For your chance to win a copy of Moonglow, follow @bookistreader on Twitter and tweet the link to this interview by noon CST tomorrow, December 21, 2016, using the hashtag #Carnegie2017giveaway. We’ll announce the winner on […]

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Reviews of the Week: Sara Zarr, Neil Gaiman, Brandon Mull, and More!

Reviews of the Week: Sara Zarr, Neil Gaiman, Brandon Mull, 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 December 12 through 16 below, so that you can revisit the week’s best books.     Monday, December 12 Dad and the Dinosaur, by Gennifer Choldenko Newbery Honor Book author Choldenko […]

The Carnegie Interview: Colson Whitehead

The Carnegie Interview: Colson Whitehead

Please enjoy our series of interviews with each of the finalists for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. For your chance to win a copy of The Underground Railroad, follow @bookistreader on Twitter and tweet the link to this interview by midnight CST on Sunday, December 18, 2016, using the hashtag #Carnegie2017giveaway. We’ll […]