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Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, 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 May 15 through 19 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   May 15 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, by David Garrow Garrow makes some unusual stylistic […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Title: Riverdale Starring: K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry First Aired: 2016- Where you can watch it: Netflix (the second season premieres next year on The CW) Riverdale is all swirling mist, neon pulsing through the darkness of the night, and a dead […]

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Murakami in the Details: What to Read After MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

Murakami in the Details: What to Read After MEN WITHOUT WOMEN

The wait is over: Haruki Murakami’s latest collection of short stories hit shelves last week and yes, indeed—Men Without Women is a definitive seven-part delight. But once you’ve finished, the waiting begins yet again, oh sigh, for Maestro Murakami’s next book. In the meantime, we’ve prepared a mix-and-match pairing of these latest stories with some of Murakami’s older titles—a […]

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Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Bill Loehfelm (Let the Devil Out, Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows) tells us about the New Orleans locales and music that inspired The Devil’s Muse, the latest book […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: TWIN PEAKS

Title: Twin Peaks Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Lara Flynn Boyle First aired: 1990-1991; new season begins May 21, 2017 Where you can watch it: Netflix, Showtime “So now the sadness comes, the revelation. There is a depression after an answer is given. It was almost fun not knowing. Yes, now we know. […]

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Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, David Swinson (The Second Girl) tells us about what inspired Crime Song, his second book about troubled private investigator Frank Marr.  Books and music. The two mainstays of my life. My father was a Foreign Service Officer for […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: SMALL CRIMES

Title: Small Crimes Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, Pat Healy First Aired: April 28, 2017 (Netflix) Where you can watch it: Netflix Cat ladies suffer from a distinct dearth of positive representation in film and on television. Almost always, we are portrayed as one-dimensional punchlines, our precious, precious cats […]

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Nancy Werlin (Impossible, Extraordinary) tells us about the things that inspired her latest work of YA fiction, And Then There Were Four, a book about five teenagers who learn that their parents are conspiring to kill them.    MONSTER AND […]

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We Read Dead People: SEE NO EVIL

We Read Dead People: SEE NO EVIL

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, The Smaller Evil) and Daniel Kraus (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Rotters) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. Poor little Caryn! She’s got a distant dad, […]

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 12 New Titles

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 12 New Titles

While Columbus is credited with discovering the Americas, notable scholars and historians have argued that Chinese explorers traveled around the world in the early 15th century and created a surviving map that shows America on its route. Imagine if those ancient explorers had stayed. The history of Asians who did stay in the Americas dates back to […]

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