Tag: adult nonfiction

This Week on Well Read TV: Sherman Alexie Talks about YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME

This week on Well Read, award-winning prose writer, poet, and filmmaker Sherman Alexie will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. The book traces his life story from birth, through his escape from the reservation and its traumatic legacies, to his groundbreaking writing […]

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Annual Conference Read n’ Rave Report, 2017

Annual Conference Read n’ Rave Report, 2017

Booklist and the Association of American Publishers convened another well-attended Read ‘n’ Rave at this year’s ALA Annual Conference. Modeled after the popular Shout ‘n’ Share panels that take place at the end of Book Expo every year, the program brings together a panel of collection development librarians who roam the exhibit aisles in search […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Gerda Saunders Talks about MEMORY’S LAST BREATH

This week on Well Read, former associate director of Gender Studies at the University of Utah Gerda Saunders will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her memoir, Memory’s Last Breath: Field Notes on My Dementia, released June 13. Diagnosed with cerebral microvascular disease, a precursor of dementia, at age 61, […]

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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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A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

A Reader Walks into a Bar: 12 Books about the Perfect Pour

Book buyers love Bianca Bosker’s Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled  Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste. Nine-to-fivers can live (and drink) vicariously through the 18 months this former Huffington Post editor spent preparing for the Certified Court of Master Sommelier exam. Oenophiles aren’t the only ones willing […]

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages
By March 28, 2017 2 Comments Read More →

A Trans* and Gender Nonconforming Reading List for All Ages

  News about the transgender community—including banned books, bathroom laws, hockey, wrestlers, models, parades, Jackie and Juliet Evancho, and, most tragically, a horrifying murder caught on cellphone video—have all made recent headlines. Books can be helpful, entertaining, illuminating portals into the trans*/gender nonconforming (GNC) experience. The list below highlights books by and about the trans*/GNC community for […]

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Further Reading: North Korea
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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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This Week on Well Read TV: Mark K. Shriver Talks about PILGRIMAGE

This week on Well Read, former Maryland state legislator Mark K. Shriver (son of Eunice Kennedy and Sargent Shriver) will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest work of historical nonfiction, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis (2016), released November 29. In it, Shriver yearns “for a church […]

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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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This Week on Well Read TV: Dava Sobel Talks about THE GLASS UNIVERSE

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Dava Sobel will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her most recent work of scientific nonfiction, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars (2016), released December 6. After investigating Galileo’s eldest in Galileo’s Daughter: […]

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