Tag: adult fiction

This Week on Well Read TV: Hari Kunzru Talks about WHITE TEARS

This week on Well Read, author and journalist Hari Kunzru will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his fifth novel, White Tears, released March 14. Following two white men from “disparate, dysfunctional family backgrounds” and their abrupt—and fateful—rise to musical stardom, Kunzru’s latest is an “ambitious and sprawling” brew of […]

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LibraryReads June 2017

LibraryReads June 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its June 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 Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz   TOP 10 The Alice […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ann Cleeves Talks about COLD EARTH

This week on Well Read—just in time for Booklist’s annual Mystery Month—award-winning crime-writer Ann Cleeves will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Cold Earth, released April 18. The seventh book in Cleeve’s wildly popular Shetland series, Cold Earth zeroes in on inspector Jimmy Perez’s hunt for the identity […]

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A Palestine Reader, Part II: Adult Books

A Palestine Reader, Part II: Adult Books

The unrelenting conflict between Palestine and Israel keeps the Middle East in the news. But for a fuller picture of the Palestinian and Palestinian-American experience than what the media can provide, here’s a starter reading list, with links to Booklist reviews when available. For a list of recommended titles about Palestine for young, middle-grade, and young […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Mohsin Hamid Talks about EXIT WEST

This week on Well Read, internationally best-selling author Mohsin Hamid will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, Exit West, released March 7. Hamid’s fourth work of fiction following the success of Moth Smoke (2000), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007), and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: George Saunders Talks about LINCOLN IN THE BARDO

This week on Well Read, award-winning author George Saunders will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his best-selling novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, released February 14. Acclaimed for his wealth of innovative short story collections (including Tenth of December, 2013), Saunders’ latest, a surreal exploration of Abraham Lincoln’s late-night visits […]

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BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: Novels of Africans Abroad

BEHOLD THE DREAMERS: Novels of Africans Abroad

The PEN Foundation awarded the PEN / Faulkner Award to Imbolo Mbue for her debut novel, Behold the Dreamers. Announced yesterday, the prize recognizes the best work of fiction published by an American in a calendar year. Mbue’s book follows a pair of ambitious Cameroonians who move to New York at the beginning of the Great Recession. The […]

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Further Reading: Phone Sex

Further Reading: Phone Sex

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. As The O’Reilly Factor continues to lose advertisers over multi-million dollar lawsuits settled against its host, the depositions of Bill O’Reilly’s accusers have started circulating on Twitter. While it’s completely inadvisable to read these—please trust us on this—suffice it to […]

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Talking with Julie Buntin about her Debut Novel, MARLENA

Talking with Julie Buntin about her Debut Novel, MARLENA

Julie Buntin’s debut novel, Marlena, speaks straight to readers from its first line: “Tell me what you can’t forget, and I’ll tell you who you are.” What narrator Cat can’t forget is her yearlong best-friendship, at age 15, with Marlena: a girl her opposite in some ways, but with whom she instantly, deeply bonds. Buntin’s emotionally vivid […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Viet Thanh Nguyen Talks about THE REFUGEES

This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize and Carnegie Award-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest novel, The Refugees, released February 7. Nguyen’s second work of fiction following his highly-acclaimed debut, The Sympathizer (2015), and an incisive nonfiction account, Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam […]

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