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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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Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 1: Is That a Book or a Bible?

Stephen King’s IT Parade, Week 1: Is That a Book or a Bible?

  INTRODUCTION First thing’s first: I first read IT circa 1987. I was 12 years old, which might strike the uninitiated as a tad young to tackle King’s gruesome, relentless, complicated, and just plain unwieldy horror epic (the 1986 printing was 1,138 pages). Fans, of course, will know that it was the perfect time to […]

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Giveaway: THAT CRAZY PERFECT SOMEDAY

Giveaway: THAT CRAZY PERFECT SOMEDAY

We’re giving away a copy of That Crazy Perfect Someday, debut author Michael Mazza’s beach-bag must-have about a feminist surfer of the future. Check out Booklist’s starred review here. But wait, there’s more! Mazza, a well-known advertising executive, created several gorgeous surf posters to go along with his novel. In addition to a copy of the […]

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HarperCollins Celebrates 200 Years

HarperCollins Celebrates 200 Years

On Friday night in Chicago, as the exhibit floor at ALA Annual 2017 opened, hundreds of librarians commenced their yearly ritual, divesting vendors of books and promotional tote bags in a euphoric, more literate approximation of Supermarket Sweep. News traveled fast: HarperCollins had free champagne. Within seconds, the publisher’s booth was chockablock with librarians sipping from […]

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Sisterhood of the Barefoot Beach Reads

Sisterhood of the Barefoot Beach Reads

In her latest, The Identicals, queen of coastal women’s fiction Elin Hilderbrand focuses on twin sisters who learn about their other half when they pull a Parent Trap-style swap one summer. Readers who love books about the bonds (and bruises) of sisterhood will get great ideas of what to read next from Rebecca Vnuk’s “Core Collection: Sisters […]

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Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Leigh Badrugo, E. Lockhart, Nancy Pearl, 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 June 19 through 23 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   June 19 Wonder Woman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo Wonder Woman’s backstory is fairly well-known—Amazon princess, […]

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Ten Works of Contemporary Korean Literature in Translation

Ten Works of Contemporary Korean Literature in Translation

Despite Maureen Corrigan’s rather nasty NPR review of Korean author Kyung-sook Shin’s 2011 Stateside debut, Please Look After Mom—her phrase “cheap consolations of kimchee-scented Kleenex fiction” caused particular affront—Mom became a major bestseller. In a stroke of well-deserved vindication, Shin became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize and has been credited with revitalizing the Korean […]

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Poetry, Football, and Dentistry? Nancy Pearl shares the story behind her first novel, GEORGE & LIZZIE

Poetry, Football, and Dentistry? Nancy Pearl shares the story behind her first novel, GEORGE & LIZZIE

Nancy Pearl’s first novel, George & Lizzie, comes out in September. How did she do it? Why did she do it? Booklist contacted the author of Book Lust, one of the nation’s favorite readers’ advisory librarians, and one of public radio and television’s most influential book and reading champions, to find out everything about how she became […]

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Jeff Sessions Preferred Dragnet: Talking with Al Franken, GIANT OF THE SENATE

Jeff Sessions Preferred Dragnet: Talking with Al Franken, GIANT OF THE SENATE

It’s a little nerve-racking to sit down with a giant of the Senate, but Democratic Senator Al Franken of Minnesota wears the mantle lightly. To be clear, Giant of the Senate is the tongue-in-cheek title of his new book. But while it’s seasoned with humor, there’s plenty of meat. Franken, hardly looking old enough to […]

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Best New Books, Week of June 19, 2017

Best New Books, Week of June 19, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction   Here and Gone, by Haylen Beck  That Crazy Perfect Someday, by Michael Mazza  Trap the Devil, by Ben Coes   Adult Nonfiction  Housman Country: Into the Heart of England, by Peter Parker  Mastering […]

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