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Further Reading: Bad Sheriffs

Further Reading: Bad Sheriffs

CNN has reported that the White House has issued the paperwork to pardon Joe Apraio, the extremely controversial former Arizona sheriff who, last month, was found in contempt for disregarding a court order to stop detaining suspected undocumented immigrants. Like President Trump, writers of crime fiction have long been enamored of troublesome sheriffs. To follow are […]

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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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Further Reading: The Fiction of North Korea

Further Reading: The Fiction of North Korea

Editor’s Note: We originally published this feature in February, but recent events have made it extremely timely.       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 […]

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Further Reading: Transgender Soldiers

Further Reading: Transgender Soldiers

One year after the Defense Department’s landmark decision to lift its military ban on transgender people, President Trump took to Twitter to announce that he is prohibiting transgender individuals from serving “in any capacity in the U.S. military.” With an estimated 15,000 transgender people currently in service, it’s unknown how his administration intends to implement […]

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

  After a 2013 memo about sexual harassment was leaked to the press, newspapers at home and abroad have been speculating on whether or not Uber CEO Travis Kalanik—no stranger to controversy—might lose his job. Kalanik has been accused of poisoning company culture with laddish (some might say horribly sexist) behavior. Fictional CEOs are no strangers to […]

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Further Reading: Clouds

Further Reading: Clouds

James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In his prepared remarks, made public yesterday, the recently ousted F.B.I. director shared the details of his meetings with President Trump, recorded in memo form, during which the President made several references to the harm his presumed ties with Russia have caused on his ability to govern. In a metaphorical flourish, the […]

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Further Reading: Federal Judges

Further Reading: Federal Judges

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. As CNN reports, President Trump is bristling against—and lashing out at—the ruling of the federal judge who defanged the administration’s threat to block funds to sanctuary cities. Although a sitting president’s antagonism towards the judiciary is certainly newsworthy, fiction writers […]

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Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading: Murder and Social Media

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines. When Steve Stephens murdered Robert Godwin on Sunday, he filmed the despicable deed and uploaded the video to Facebook. Millions of people watched it before Facebook pulled it down. While the murder and its aftermath shocked the nation—and rightfully so—crime […]

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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Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading: Russia

Further Reading is a new feature on The Booklist Reader, designed to provide readers’ advisory for today’s headlines.   You can’t trip over a rock without hearing something about Russia these days. And what’s true for the news is also true for good, recent fiction for adults. The following recommended novels about Russia and Russians, linked […]

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