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Book Trailer Thursday: UNRAVELING OLIVER

At this year’s Book Expo America, award-winning radio and TV writer Liz Nugent introduced her first novel, a thriller that was named Crime Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Unraveling Oliver (Simon & Schuster / Scout) begins when title character Oliver—loosely based on a real-life Irish criminal—savagely and unexpectedly attacks his […]

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Further Reading: Statues

Further Reading: Statues

A side-effect of the events in Charlottesville and the President’s response to them was a reminder that statues—their presence, absence, and context—are pretty darn important. The following novels, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, put statues at the front and center of the drama.    The Amazing, Enlightening and Absolutely True Adventures of Katherine Whaley, written […]

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2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

2017 Arab American Book Awards Winners

The Arab American Book Awards have been announced! Established in 2006, the Awards, sponsored by the Arab American National Museum, celebrate “books written by and about Arab Americans” while sparking “greater awareness of Arab American scholarship and writing.” Winners will be honored at an upcoming ceremony at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, on […]

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Favorite Manga Series, Part 2: Bakuman through What Did You Eat Yesterday?
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Favorite Manga Series, Part 2: Bakuman through What Did You Eat Yesterday?

Ready to get graphic? If you’re new to the genre, might I suggest you go directly to the godfather of manga, the late Osamu Tezuka (1928–1989). Astro Boy ring a bell? Speed Racer? Kimba the White Lion? “There’s a reason why the Japanese call [him] the God of Comics,” says Gene Luen Yang, the current National Ambassador for Young People’s […]

Favorite Manga Series, Part I: 20th Century Boys through Ultraman

Favorite Manga Series, Part I: 20th Century Boys through Ultraman

Graphic titles are big news. Even if you’re not a pop-culture connoisseur, you can’t have missed the graphic titles regularly popping up on bestseller lists—not to mention their various incarnations on film and even the stage! When Art Spiegelman won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992 for Maus, the genre got its can’t-be-ignored nod of mainstream (even highbrow) […]

Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Pride, Sense, and Persuasion in Mansfield Abbey: 10 Contemporary Novels for Fans of Jane Austen

Two hundred years after the author’s death (on July 18, 1817), Jane Austen remains one of the most revered writers in the English language. Beyond the many updated versions of her now-classic plots, contemporary authors continue to explore her themes of love, loyalty, social class, and self-deception. From the wild west and high seas to India […]

Book Trailer Thursday: ALONE by Chabouté

The trailer for Chabouté’s Alone (Gallery 13/Simon & Schuster), an award-winning graphic novel and international bestseller newly available in English, introduces readers to the solitary life of a lighthouse-keeper stationed in the middle of the ocean. The hermit has only fish and a dictionary to occupy his days—until the sailor responsible for his provisions begins […]

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Celebrating WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES with Novels about Humanoid Monkeys

Celebrating WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES with Novels about Humanoid Monkeys

War for the Planet of the Apes opens today. Upon the conclusion of the latest (and best) iteration of the blockbuster sci-fi franchise, let’s take a look back on its debut. Rise of the Planet of the Apes came out in August of 2011, on the heels of two of the most devastating nonfiction chimpanzee narratives […]

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Hello, Rachel Khong: Talking with the Former Lucky Peach Editor about Her Debut Novel, GOODBYE, VITAMIN

Hello, Rachel Khong: Talking with the Former Lucky Peach Editor about Her Debut Novel, GOODBYE, VITAMIN

Rachel Khong’s first novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, is a story of regular people dealing with irregular things. It dials down the looming menace of that which we fear the most for ourselves and our loved ones, while underlining just how extraordinary it is to be a person surrounded by other people. Vitamin‘s narrator, Ruth, moves home […]

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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 2: Who’s the Author of This Book?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 2: Who’s the Author of This Book?

Stephen King’s IT Parade is author/editor Daniel Kraus’s 10-week journal of re-reading King’s classic. Join him on this long (very long) journey, if you dare. CHAPTERS 1-3 Here’s what you probably remember from the beginning of IT: Little six-year-old Georgie Denbrough chasing a newspaper boat down a rainy street when it zips into a sewer grate and Georgie tries to […]

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